August 25, 2023
Concerning news about two Louisiana cities, as seen in KPEL 965:
A pair of Louisiana cities made the Top 10 of the most dangerous cities to live in. According to Neighborhood Scout.com, Monroe is 3rd while Alexandria came in at 10th. Lafayette DID NOT make the Top 100 of the most dangerous cities in the country.
The statistics are based on cities with a population of 25,000 or higher. This report is based on reported violent crimes including armed robbery, murder, rape, and aggravated assault.
Turns out that’s actually an improvement for both Monroe and Alexandria as they each dropped a spot in the list from earlier in the year.
Louisiana leaders must take seriously our role in making cities safer for families!
This week, the Indiana Supreme Court voted 4-1 in favor of the state’s near-total abortion ban. The judges rejected an appeal by Planned Parenthood and the ACLU to contest the law.
Then the South Carolina Supreme Court voted to uphold the state's abortion ban beginning at six weeks, putting the law into effect immediately. In the majority opinion, Justice John Kittredge wrote that a woman’s privacy right does not outweigh “the interest of the unborn child to live.”
Finally, a district court judge upheld Nebraska’s 12-week abortion ban, rejecting Planned Parenthood’s claim that the law violated the state’s constitution.
In Louisiana, we have a near-total abortion ban in place and Walgreens announced that it will not sell the abortion pill in Louisiana.
Pro-life laws are changing America’s legal landscape.
The Center for Biblical Worldview at FRC has revealed the findings of American churchgoers regarding social issues and worldview. Although a significant majority of participants emphasized the importance of adopting a biblical worldview, analysts expressed concern over the range of responses regarding abortion and fundamental doctrinal matters.
The encouraging results showed that 88% of adult churchgoers believe Christians should have a biblical worldview, and 94% of churchgoers are registered to vote.
Unfortunately, “an alarmingly high percentage” of churchgoers were unable to answer some basic biblical questions.
“For example,” said Center for Biblical Worldview Director David Closson, “only 41% of churchgoers said they believe that people are born into sin and can only be saved from its consequences by Jesus…Findings like this demonstrate that many of our churches need to redouble their efforts at teaching basic doctrinal truths.”
In addition, 63% of churchgoers claimed to be pro-life, and only 65% of respondents said that the Bible states when life begins.
For Christians, Biblical fidelity is non-negotiable. Churches need to emphasize biblical truths!
In the wake of lockdowns, the Library Association LGBT drama, and inappropriate political activism in some schools, there has been a significant surge in enrollment in classical education.
The Federalist reports that the Association of Christian Classical Schools witnessed a threefold increase in 2022 and 2023 compared to previous years, according to ACCS President David Goodwin.
Further, from 2020 to 2023, Classical Conversations, a large classical homeschooling network, witnessed student enrollment increase by 20 percent, from 110,000 to 130,000 students, CEO Robert Bortins said.
“Jesus Christ is at the core of everything they study, so they’re talking about their faith throughout the day and in all aspects of the curriculum,” said Emily de Rotstein, Executive Director of the Chesterton Schools Network of Christian classical high schools. “Our goal is that students are articulate, clear-thinking, well-rounded, and very joyful individuals.
After 27 years of home education, the Mills family can attest to the value of classical education. Check out Classical Conversations here.
Friends, media companies and activist teachers are pushing the LGBT agenda on our children. Take time to talk to your children about the lies they may encounter. It’s more important than ever that parents remain deeply involved and take control of their children’s education. “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matthew 18:6).
In His Service,
Louisiana Family Forum
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