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President Obama's Weekly Address: Happy Father's Day!


Obama Father's Day

In President Obama's Weekly Address, he wishes all dads a Happy Father's Day and emphasizes the crucial role fathers play in our society.


Mid-Day Distraction: Think Ahead



Please note: This video is funny (watch it all the way through) and designed to make people think twice or as many times as it takes before they father or bring unwanted children into this world.

If you watch it directly on YouTube and view the comments there, you will see many which are frankly disturbing. We disassociate ourselves from those comments and attitudes.


No Choice, Says Priest to Teacher -- You're Gay, Okay, You're Married, You're Fired


Michael Griffin

Oh, those prickly Catholic priests, sticklers for the rules. Especially when you're the headmaster at a Catholic school. Rules are rules. There is no any choice.

Michael Griffin, an openly gay teacher the Holy Ghost Preparatory School, was fired from the Catholic institution he has worked at in Bensalem, Pennsylvania for the past 12 years. His crime? He applied for a marriage license. A same sex marriage to take place in New Jersey where it's legal.

Griffin who teaches French and Spanish, said his sexuality was no secret at the Bensalem school. As a matter of fact, he and his same-sex partner of 12 years had been dinner guests more than once at the home of the school president, Father James McCloskey. Everything was fine and dandy until the two gay men decided they wanted to sanctify their relationship with a legal marriage.

How does being legally married disqualify this teacher from being a good faculty member after being openly accepted for the past dozen years? The answer to that from the principal is simple: He has no choice.

No choice? That seems so convenient. Did he take into any consideration that Mr. Griffin has no choice either? His sexual identity isn't a choice. He didn't pick it up at school (coincidentally, he attended this same Holy Ghost Prep as a youth). If they believe sexuality is a choice, does it mean he learned to be gay at this Catholic school? If so, they have bigger problems there.

The sad thing is that by making his living conditions legal, this popular teacher is losing his job. For Holy Ghost Prep, it's okay to be homosexual and live outside the law, but try to bring love, decency and a marriage license into a relationship and the church is saying that's bad. No wonder Pope Francis has so many problems among his flock. Ignorance has pervaded many of their educational institutions.

Here's the story in video form. It's short but fills in some details. But you have the broad strokes of the failings of understanding at this Catholic institution. And I'm sure they're not alone. But what hypocrites this school is to welcome a good deserving teacher until he does something just and right. I guess you have to remove human emotion and tolerance for your fellow man/woman if you want to live by these limited tenets.



How Long Does It Take To Realize Your Child's Missing?


Britney Sierra

There is so much wrong with this story -- MailOnline NEWS:

Brittney Sierra, 22, from South Florida, was jailed in January for child neglect resulting in bodily harm after police found the skeletal remains of her five-month-old son Dontrell Melvin buried in the back yard of her former home.

The charges were downgraded yesterday to simple child neglect. She faces ten years in prison if convicted.

She has not been charged with causing the baby's death.

A bit of perspective. A woman who's failed to notice her 5 month old child is missing for a year and a half, is visited by Child Welfare Services 30 times over that 18 month span, failing to produce her child, and it didn't raise some eyebrows? Who led authorities to the unmarked grave in the backyard? She's got to be guilty of more than just child neglect. That's like calling a beheading a kink in the neck.

Here's the video:

I don't get it, truthfully. I guess to know what really went on, you'll have to ask Brittney Sierra about her son, Dontrell. Or maybe ask the child's father, Calvin Melvin Jr.

Chances are they're not talking because they now both blamed each other for the death of their five-month-old son, Dontrell.

So, what does the court do? They lessen the charges against the mother on Monday, then release her without bond so she can have her child.

I have a few questions here. If this mother is possibly the killer of her infant son, after she gives birth to this next child, are they going to let her care for the newborn?

Why are the authorities lessening the charges against this woman? After all, her son Dontrell is dead. We at least know that much. And she never reported him missing. Oh and she is the one who led the authorities to the dead infant's grave. This is child neglect? Seems a bit more serious than that.

And how do you drop charges from child neglect resulting in bodily harm to simple child neglect. I can see murder 1 charges dropped to involuntary manslaughter. But this reduction takes the cake. He hasn't risen from the grave, healthy and good as new, as far as I know. He's still very dead. And that's not simple neglect. A lot's not right here. How can this all be explained?

Oh, yeah, now I get it. This happened in that hotbed of social justice, Florida. What is going on in the Sunshine State?

UPDATE: (9/25/13   7:02 AM PST)

Just hours after Brittney Sierra's release, she was busted again for breaking her terms of release and is now back in police custody. Here is the link to the video of her re-incarceration, courtesy of WSVN - TV, Channel 4, Miami. Looks like her next child is going to be born behind bars. This is a sad story on every level.