The Rundown: A couple signs that millennials aren’t completely lost

February 23rd, 2017

Don’t give up hope on us yet

Last weekend I had the chance to catch up with some long time CCV supporters. I’m always amazed to hear stories of the battles and victories CCV has been through over 30 years.

Like many of these conversations, the topic inevitably turned to the question of how we carry this work into the future – especially with a millennial generation that can be… simply the worst (I can say that because I am one – and a lot of people are saying it anyway).

There are plenty of reasons to look at the millennial generation and be frustrated/concerned/confused. But I’m here to tell you there’s more hope than we realize. Here are a couple of great signs:

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President Trump Rescinds Letter Regulating Public School Bathrooms and Locker Rooms

February 22nd, 2017

Statement from Citizens for Community Values President Aaron Baer

“The last thing that should be on a student’s mind when going to school is whether their safety and privacy will be protected. That’s why I am glad common sense has prevailed and President Obama’s unconstitutional and dangerous mandate on schools regarding bathroom, locker room, and shower use has been rescinded today.

Simply put, the federal government has no business regulating neighborhood school bathrooms.

Schools are able to provide a safe environment for all students – including transgender students – without compromising the security and privacy of other students. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration was threatening Districts with the loss of federal funds if they didn’t allow, for example, biological boys to use the girls’ locker rooms and bathrooms. The administration even required that schools allow boys to participate in girls’ athletics and stay with girls on overnight school trips.

I am deeply grateful Secretary Betsy DeVos, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the Trump Administration rescinded the mandate and are putting the safety of our students before a political agenda.

Now it’s crucial for all Ohio school districts that changed their policies in response to the Obama administration’s threats to restore their original policies which protected the privacy and safety of all students.”

Citizens for Community Values works to create an Ohio where God’s blessings of life, family, and religious freedom are treasured, respected, and protected.
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The Rundown: No one else is going to do it

February 16th, 2017

We’re counting on you

I want to share something that’s weighing on me quite a bit right now.

I just saw this story out of Olmstead Falls. According to reports, they are preparing to become the 17th Ohio city to pass a law that requires businesses and potentially ministries to participate in gay marriages and allow men in women’s restrooms and locker rooms.

These laws are dangerous.

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The Rundown: We all see the same problem

February 8th, 2017

The one thing we can all agree on is that we can’t agree

The day after the election, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and saw two posts back-to-back from friends. One was convinced the world was coming to an end now that Donald Trump was elected president; the other was convinced America’s savior was now in the White House.

I’m sure you’ve seen similar contrasts – maybe even in your own household. There’s a sense of stark disunity in our culture these days, and the polls back that up. A recent Gallup poll found that 77% of Americans see the nation as “divided.”

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The Rundown: What to know about the new Supreme Court nominee

February 1st, 2017

One picture says it all

Rundown 2-1-17 picture

This is a picture of President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court Judge Neil Gorsuch and Justice Antonin Scalia on a fly fishing trip together. The two not only shared hobbies, but also a view of the Constitution.

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