What happened to good news?

To the editor:

It’s getting scary to wake up these days. Why is there a dearth of good news? Just this week, five more resurfacing issues have graced the headlines, namely (1) public education from pre-school through university, (2) pedophilic priests, (3) welfare/poverty, (4) President bashing, and (5) border security.

1. Parents can do little to prevent schools from imposing policies designed to pervert and indoctrinate children with gender ideology. For Christian parents, home schooling is the ONLY solution in this generation. Defederalizing education would be a step in the right direction, but were states to regain control, it is doubtful that real changes will occur in the way public schools destroy the next generation. Government controlled schools has always been a key strategy for tyranny.  

2. Hopefully Pennsylvania officials will prosecute the pedophilic clergy for the horrific, decades old child sexual abuses. Truly, the Catholic church needs to consider getting rid of the old guard all the way up to the pope. The bishop of Rome’s ‘I feel your pain’ just doesn’t cut it.

3. For over 50 years more than $16 trillion has been spent on poverty programs. Accomplishment? Welfare recipients have been made more comfortable. However, what’s needed most is a change in behavior. Washington can’t do this. Intact families headed by a father can.

4. The children’s ‘sticks and stones’ rhyme appropriately applies to poor-loser liberals presidential name calling. In dealing with terrorists, I agree with Baptist pastor Robert Jeffress who said, “I don’t care about a candidate’s tone or vocabulary. I want the meanest, toughest, son of a you-know-what I can find.”

5. Secure borders imply a safer country. By all means, build the wall. Is becoming an American no longer important to immigrants? What happened to the melting pot idea where immigrants added their uniqueness, assimilating to American values and joining our culture? Our national motto is E pluribus unum (out of many, one) and suggests strength in unity.

Now for some good news. We must not let the secular headlines make us fearful. Read the Bible. Jesus’ soul-saving words will shape our outlook on life better than any fake news. We Americans need to remember the Lord’s promise: ‘In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.’ (John 16:33)