Plenary Panel: Assessing Damage and Restoring Family Values

Starting off an exciting session, the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, said, “The family doesn’t come from the agenda of the donkey or the agenda of the elephant, but from the agenda of the lamb.” Apathy is not an option because, in his words, “Today’s complacency is tomorrow’s captivity.”

The call to protect these freedoms continued with Dr. Paige Patterson, president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He spoke powerfully about the First Amendment and the violations of the soul that happen when faith is coerced and constrained.

The last speaker, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, president of the Ruth Institute, educated us on the far-reaching effects of the sexual revolution, one of which is the consequences imposed on children through the choices of adults. She fervently asserted that we cannot deny the facts that children come from sex; that sex and children succeed the best in marriage; and that men and women are different. When will the needs of children be more important than the desires of adults?