In 1968 Congress passed Legislation # 15951 which changed several federal holidays in order for them to fall on a Monday, creating a three day holiday for federal employees and those connected to it. The act took affect in 1971, thus shifting Washington’s Birthday celebration to the third Monday of February.
Forty-five years ago on January 22, 1973 the United States Supreme Court took away the rights of the states to determine the abortion issue. They ‘discovered’ the right to privacy in the United States Constitution and forced abortion on the entire country. The U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Roe v. Wade, finding that a “right of privacy” it had earlier discovered was “broad enough to encompass” a right to abortion and adopting a trimester scheme of pregnancy.
By now we’ve all heard the story of Rachel Dolezal, President of the Spokane Chapter of the NAACP, who was only pretending to be black. For ten years she got away with the charade, but with the discovery that she was a white woman who only identified as black the NAACP fired her. Now two years later she has written a book “In Full Color” which explains that the question of race isn’t as straight forward as some might think. That’s news to most Americans!!
Increasingly we are seeing attempts to erase or rewrite America’s history. For decades efforts have been underway to erase our nation’s Christian roots by ignoring the overwhelming evidence that our Founding Fathers were Christian. Stories attacking Thomas Jefferson, accusing him of fathering children with Sally Hemings (although there is no evidence Thomas Jefferson was the father of any of her children), and attacking George Washington and others for being slave owners abound. These, of course, ignore the heated debate over slavery during the Constitutional Convention, the compromise that had to be reached in order to form the United States and the release of all Washington’s slaves upon his death.
Maybe the NCAA Should Have Paid More Attention and Left North Carolina Alone The FBI has uncovered a major scandal in college basketball and the NCAA, college sports self-governing body, was taken by surprise! One must ask what the NCAA was doing. According to the NCAA website, “The highest levels of integrity and sportsmanship” is one of their seven core values.
Absolute truth — truth that never changes over time. Does it exist any longer? As Christians we understand absolute truth is only found in God’s Word and that never changes, but increasingly we live in a society that does not believe there is absolute truth. Now, in their eyes, truth is how they define it.
Apparently, some city and borough councils and township supervisors within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania do not understand the ramifications of adding ‘sexual orientation and gender identity or expression’ to their anti-discrimination ordinances. They’re being led to believe, by the proponents of this change, that it is all about stopping discrimination and will bring economic boom to their community.
Should corporations and sports associations be able to threaten states financially if they don’t adhere to the social agenda of the corporation or sports association? These entities are increasingly jumping into the culture wars and using their financial clout to intimidate states into not passing laws they don’t like — especially laws that restrict the advancement of the homosexual/transgender issue.
As schools are forcibly thrust into the transgender debate and students are again used in yet another great social experiment, let’s pray that sanity will win out. But . . . is that possible in this politically correct world where homosexual and transgender activists and their allies have taken over all the major educational/psychological institutions?
This month we celebrated the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln on the 12th and George Washington on the 22nd. The federal holiday honoring George Washington was originally implemented by an Act of Congress in 1879 for government offices in Washington and expanded in 1885 to include all federal offices. It was always celebrated on his birthday — February 22nd. On January 1, 1971 when the Uniform Monday Holiday Act went into effect, the celebration rarely fell on Washington’s actual birthday. An early draft of this law would have renamed the holiday “Presidents’ Day” to honor the birthdays of both Washington and Lincoln, but that failed in committee. Advertisers in the mid-1980’s began the push to use the term “Presidents’ Day” and it first appeared in print during this time.