September 21, 2021

Dear Friends

Night of Hope is this Thursday! We are excited to be joining so many of you for this refreshing event, and we hope you will be able to attend. 

Please click here if you would like to join us for a Night of Hope this Thursday, September 23 at 6pm at the Healing Place Church.

We can’t wait to see you!

 

Breakpoint published a poignant column on “College and the Decline of American Men” which calls attention to the way we punish modern masculinity by criticizing strength and then setting low expectations and accepting mediocre effort:

All of this is set against an even larger backdrop: “perpetual adolescence.” While at other times and in other places, teenaged young men would be fighting battles or managing farms or embarking on grand adventures, today we punish them with low expectations. Teenagers, especially young men, are expected to care for nothing, have no job, and spend most of their time playing video games

Even worse, adolescence now extends to young people, especially young men, in their 20s and 30s. Young men in their 20s and 30s are aimless: refusing to grow up, addicted to pornography, and spending their time and money in digital fantasy worlds. By excusing their so-called “Peter Pan Syndrome,” we’ve subjected them to a tyranny of low expectations.
 

We need to rebuild a culture in which men find their identity in Christ.  “A Christian worldview gives us this corrective, and in Scripture, we have the portrayal of a man perfect in gentleness, humility, and strength: Jesus Christ.”

 

Last Friday, Sen. John Kennedy unleashed on the Biden administration which “lies like they breathe” about illegal immigration.

The truth is that this year we’ll have well over two million people coming into our country, allowed in by the president, and we don't have the slightest idea who they are.

I believe that the reason that they're limiting drone usage is because they don't want the American public to know, and I think this is illegal…I think they're also misreading the American people. The American people support legal immigration. That's why we welcome about a million of our world's neighbors every year to become American citizens legally. That's more than any other country in the world. But we do not support illegal immigration. 

He nailed it! Most Americans support legal immigration. But what’s happening at our border is dangerous and disrespectful.

 

It is understandable why the October 9th elections have been pushed back to November 13th given the impact of Hurricane Ida. 

What many don’t realize, however, is that delaying the election ultimately hurts candidates with less resources and decreases the chance of success for some constitutional amendments on the ballot.

Given the additional five weeks of campaigning, candidates and advocacy groups must re-adapt to these changes.

Remember your civic duty and make sure you know what’s on this ballot. Check out this guide on the constitutional amendments that you’ll be able to vote on in November!

 

Friendsit’s good to see some normalcy returning to the Great Bayou. 

We know many of you have been working tirelessly to restore order after Ida, and we do hope you will be able to join us at our Night of Hope this Thursday! Come share a good meal with good company. Get your tickets here.

May God bless you.

In His Service,


Gene Mills
President, Louisiana Family Forum

P.S. Continued thanks to these champions!

Samaritans Purse
https://www.samaritanspurse.org/

SP Home

 

Operation Blessing
https://www.ob.org/

Operation Blessing

 

Mercy Chefs
https://mercychefs.com/

Mercy-Chef-logo-new

 

There is Convoy of Hope
https://convoyofhope.org/

 

Eight Days of Hope
https://eightdaysofhope.com/

EDOH

 

LA Baptist Disaster Response 
https://louisianabaptists.org/missions-ministry/disaster-relief/

 

 

God’s Pit Crew 
https://godspitcrew.org/

God's Pit Crew

 

Hope Force International 
https://www.hopeforce.org/

Hope Force International

 

Houston Responds/SWLA Responds/Acadiana Responds
https://www.houstonresponds.org/swla

SWLA Logo (Tall).png

 

City Impact 
https://citiimpact.org/

 

CitiIMPACT

 

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries 
https://www.ncm.org/

NCM

 

Reach Out America
https://www.reachoutamerica.org/about

Reach Out America

 

Special thanks again to these wonderful organizations!

 

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