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FIRST-PERSON: Still coercive — China’s two-child policy

China's new two-child policy exerts the same coercion of families as the former one-child policy, columnist Penna Dexter writes, underscoring the need for the dawning of freedom and sanctity of life in the communist giant.

FIRST-PERSON: Homebound millennials

What's a homebound millennial -- and his or her parents -- to do? Penna Dexter, in a Baptist Press column, counsels millennials to take advantage of family togetherness and do some tangible work around the house. Her advice to parents: Use the close proximity with a millennial to "practice your role as friend, counselor and example."

FIRST-PERSON: SBC’s wisdom & gender reassignment

Columnust Penna Dexter explains why Southern Baptists did the right thing in passing a resolution that extends "love and compassion to those whose sexual self-understanding is shaped by a distressing conflict between their biological sex and their gender identity" and to "invite all transgender persons to trust in Christ and to experience renewal in the Gospel."

FIRST-PERSON: Gosnell’s grisly anniversary

At the one-year anniversary of the murder conviction of late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell in mid-May, several pro-life organizations used the moment to press forward in behalf of defenseless infants.

FIRST-PERSON: Theology at the Supreme Court

Columnist Penna Dexter spotlights a key theological issue that will be part of the Supreme Court's deliberations in the Hobby Lobby/Obamacare case over abortion-causing contraceptive drugs.

FIRST-PERSON: Privatizing marriage

Penna Dexter writes about how some believe privatizing marriage would help solve the debate over same-sex marriage and allow denominations to define this issue the way they deem correct. But she explains why privatization wouldn't work.

FIRST-PERSON: A better idea than Common Core

Columnist Penna Dexter sets forth an alternative to Common Core, which she describes as another iteration of the failed idea that the federal government should control education.

FIRST-PERSON: ENDA’s back

If ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, were to become law, columnist Penna Dexter notes that "employers with religious and moral objections to homosexual conduct would face a situation in which homosexual rights supersede religious rights." She adds, "So much for the First Amendment."

FIRST-PERSON: Craig James, unemployable?

Commentator Penna Dexter commends sportscaster Craig James for taking legal action against FOX Sports after being fired for voicing support for traditional marriage during a 2012 political campaign.

FIRST-PERSON: Divorce is too easy

It's easier to get out of a marriage than it is to get out of a cell phone contract, columnist Penna Dexter says, arguing that it shouldn't be that way.