Pray for Katie

Katie is 13 years old and was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease, a lymphatic cancer. This site is a request to pray for her. Call her prayer pager 1-361-333-KATY (5289), enter your ZipCode and # key, to let her know you have prayed for her. Updates of her progress will be posted on the site. The Power of Prayer is Awesome.

Monday, August 22, 2005

PARENTAL RIGHTS

The Supreme Court of the United States of America affirms the parental rights are "fundamental". Discover the significance of this unwavering assertion affording parents the "highest respect and protection possible" in "Decisions of the United States Supreme Court Upholding Parental Rights as 'Fundamental'. Even though the Supreme Court asserts parental rights are fundamental, in practical application they have been seriously eroded. Has the state usurped authority designed for parents? Are parental rights under siege? Read "Why Do We Need Parental Rights Legislation?"

"Children's own families are the single most powerful agent for ensuring their healthy development. 'Removing children from their families for any but the most compelling reasons breaks the critical bond children needed to develop their basic personal and social identities.'"
National Commission on Children

Tex. Gen. Laws 102 (1997), mandates that the Child Protective Services “shall not contradict the fundamental rights of parents to direct the education and upbringing of their children.”

Tex. Gen. Laws 1225 (1997): “No state agency may adopt rules or policies or take any other action which violates the fundamental right and duty of parents to direct the upbringing of the parents’ child.”