Archive for the ‘justice’ Category

I encountered this video on Facebook this morning, and I wanted to share it here on the blog.  I taught for 22 years in public high schools, and in my opinion, this is spot on.  As I’ve mentioned in other posts, I see a serious denigration of the concept of masculinity, and this is showing up in America’s school system.  Boys are being forced into a girlish mold of behavior and interests to meet academic expectations.  There’s little appreciate for the gifts and talents male perspectives bring to the classroom, and few classes give boys a unique opportunity to shine.



Here’s an update on the Bodnariu situation in Norway. It appears the media is starting to take notice of what’s going on.

Delight in Truth


This is the title of the front page story that spans 15 pages in Bergens Tidende, one of the largest Norwegian newspapers. The article is also available by subscription online and hundreds of thousands of Norwegians are subscribed.

Delight in Truth read the coverage, and while it is not overly friendly to the Bodnariu family whose 5 kids were confiscated by CPS (Barnevernet), it attempts to maintain an objective tone with representation from multiple sides in the saga.

Reporters were present on scene at large demonstrations in Romania. Interviews were taken with demonstrators, Ioan Brie (pastor and dean of Pentecostal Theological Institute in Bucharest), Senator Titus Corlatean, and Norwegian officials in the local Barnevernet. It gives an accurate portrayal of the demonstrators’ concerns.

“I do not get it. I can not imagine anything worse than losing my children,” says one demonstrator. 

The article covers key…

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This is something that needs to be brought to the attention of the world.  When a “State” decides it can raise children better than their parents and, to that end, can rip the children from their parents’ arms, we cannot and should not stand silently by and allow this to happen–no matter which country it’s in.


I am writing in support of my brother, Bodnariu Marian Constantin (Marius), a Romanian citizen, his wife Ruth Johanne Bodnariu, a Norwegian citizen, and their 5 children (Eliana, Naomi Matthew, John and baby Ezekiel who is only three months old) with joint citizenship in Romania and Norway.Marius and Ruth, former members of Philadelphia Pentecostal Church in Bucharest, married in Romania, moved to / settled in Norway approximately 10 years ago to start, and raise, a family in Ruth’s hometown.This past Monday, November 16th, Child Welfare Services (Barnevernet) “kidnapped” the two oldest children (Eliana and Naomi) from school without the knowledge of their parents.Barnevarnet, accompanied by police, then came to the Bodnariu home and forcibly took custody of the two older boys (Matthew and John); leaving a devastated Ruth at home with only three month old Ezekiel while Marius was at work. Marius promptly came home from work to understand what…

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