Social Issues

Episode

Birmingham and Beyond: Racial Tensions in America (Part 2 of 3)

While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor

Carolyn McKinstry discusses her experiences during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, including her survival of several violent clashes resulting from racial tensions. She emphasizes a message of forgiveness, reconciliation and love based on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. (Part 2 of 3)

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Episode

Birmingham and Beyond: Racial Tensions in America (Part 1 of 3)

While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor

Carolyn McKinstry discusses her experiences during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, including her survival of several violent clashes resulting from racial tensions. (Part 1 of 3) Also, Jim Daly talks briefly with Rep. Trent Franks about an important congressional vote to protect preborn babies which is scheduled to occur this Thursday, Jan. 22. 

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Episode

Differing Expectations of Living Together

If you’re living together before marriage to “test your compatibility,” family researcher Glenn Stanton says you need to realize you have different expectations. Listen to the full program here.

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Episode

Cohabitation: Why Traditional Marriage Matters

The Ring Makes All the Difference

Glenn Stanton, Focus on the Family's Director of Family Formation Studies, discusses the benefits of marriage and describes the negative consequences of couples living together before getting married – not only for couples who engage in that practice and their children, but society as a whole.

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Episode

Human Trafficking: What You Need to Know (Part 2 of 2)

Chosen DVD and Training Package

Linda Smith, president of Shared Hope International, discusses the trafficking of minors in the United States, how listeners can fight it and how parents can protect their children. Joining the conversation is a young woman named "Lacy" who shares her story as a former child trafficking victim and how she escaped the industry with the help of Shared Hope International. (Part 2 of 2)

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Episode

Human Trafficking: What You Need to Know (Part 1 of 2)

Chosen DVD and Training Package

Linda Smith, president of Shared Hope International, discusses the trafficking of minors in the United States, how listeners can fight it and how parents can protect their children. Joining the conversation is a young woman named "Lacy" who shares her story as a former child trafficking victim and how she escaped the industry with the help of Shared Hope International. (Part 1 of 2)

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Initiative

#iSeeTwo Stories

Pregnant Woman

When we see an expectant mother, we see two unique lives made in the image of God, both of whom need our care and support.

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Episode

Breaking the Silence

This Veterans Day, if you stop and listen carefully, you’ll notice something profound surrounding our nation’s heroes: A resounding depth of silence. Silence is common among many of our nation’s heroes.

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Article

Equality and Social Justice

Focus on the Family

Additional resources for helping your child learn the importance of these values

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Article

What Do You Know About Roe v. Wade?

Shana Schutte

Like many Americans, you know Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, but you may know little else.

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Series

The Right to Counseling for Unwanted Same-Sex Attractions

In recent years, there has been a marked debate in the mental health professions about both the desirability and feasibility of attempts to alter a person's homosexual orientation. Historically, such "change" was widely considered both desirable and possible.

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Series

Adoption

Adoption has been gaining attention as a national priority in the United States. More than 150,000 adoptions take place each year, but there are still 127,000 children waiting for adoption in the U.S. foster care system, as well as infants born to birthmothers not ready to parent.

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Series

Abortion

In the mid-to-late 1800's, all states passed laws making it illegal to perform or attempt to perform an abortion. These laws were supported by the medical community, which noted abortion's moral implications and danger to women.

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Series

Abstinence Education

Sexuality education began in U.S. public schools in the 1960s. It was promoted primarily by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), an organization founded in 1964 as the sex education arm of Planned Parenthood.

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Series

Abstinence Before Marriage

Sex is a powerful drive, and for most of human history it has been firmly linked to marriage and childbearing. In modern history, the sexual revolution of the 60s and 70s accelerated the separation of sex from marriage and procreation.

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Series

The Separation of Church and State

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution begins with "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion," a phrase commonly called the Establishment Clause.

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Series

Revisionist Gay Theology

No matter where one turns in the culture today, the issue of homosexuality and "gender identity" is being hotly debated.

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Series

School Choice

School choice is a nationwide movement that empowers parents by enabling them to make the best possible choice for their children's education.

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Series

Transgenderism

In short, a profound deconstruction of gender is taking place within every arena of society that undermines the fundamental order established by God Himself – reflecting the very essence of who He is and who we were created to be.

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Series

Stem Cell Research

Stem cells are the basic building blocks of the human body. They are responsible for creating, replenishing and rejuvenating over 200 of our body's cell-types.

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Series

Gambling

Gambling is a vice industry built on deception and fed by the intentional exploitation of human weakness for the sole purpose of monetary gain.

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Series

Judicial Philosophy

In recent years, activist courts have increasingly appealed to laws, documents and court decisions from foreign countries in order to justify judicial results not supportable under our own Constitution and laws.

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Series

Pornography

Pornography appears to be everywhere, giving the illusion that all pornography is legal, apart from sexual abuse of children, violent torture or sex with animals.

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Series

Lotteries

The term "lottery" is defined as a drawing of lots in which prizes are distributed to the winners among persons buying a chance.

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