What is the number one indicator of a child’s success? Is it race? Income? Education? IQ? Try fatherhood. A father’s consistent presence in a child’s life predicts many different measures of child success. Not only that, but fatherhood inoculates our society against practically every social ill we know of.
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Last week, lead singer for Imagine Dragons, Dan Reynolds, stopped by the daytime talk show, "Ellen." The host, Ellen DeGeneres, suggested that suicide in Utah may be related to the “shame” caused by the LDS Church. We commend Ellen and Dan for discussing teen suicide. It is of deep concern to any community, however, attributing increases in suicide deaths in Utah to the LDS Church is not based in research.
These bills cover everything from LGBT rights to free speech, health care and adoption, among other topics.
Masterpiece Cakeshop is being described as a “narrow” ruling not because of its margin, but because of its reasoning. Neither side in the case got everything that it wanted.
President Nelson acknowledged that “there are positives about social media,” and he didn’t ask the youth of the Church to stop using social media all together. But this week-long break has caused many teens to take a more serious look at how social media affects them.
The gay-rights movement has been on an impressive winning streak. Over the past two decades, full acceptance of those who identity as LGBTQ, spread from the precincts of popular culture to the courts and now, as polls have shown, to a general sense that these issues are settled. Seen from that perspective, the decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission is, at worst, a speed bump for gay Americans. Some don't see it that way.