One in Ten Children Asked for a Daddy for Christmas

This is the real culture war: A truly heartbreaking story broke over Christmas. A British consumer agency released a survey that showed that the tenth most requested gift from Father Christmas was “a dad” (coming in just behind “snow”). The first choice was a baby brother or sister, which is a heartening sign that materialism…

Father Accused of Burning son for Touching Bible

What a horrible thing to do: A 25-year-old Chandler man accused of burning his son’s hand and wrist because the child touched his Bible was booked Sunday on suspicion of child abuse, police said. Johnny Salazar was taking care of his two sons, ages 2 and 5 this weekend on the 800 Block of East…

Parents Raising Child to be Genderless

These poor kid(s)! “So it’s a boy, right?” a neighbour calls out as Kathy Witterick walks by, her four month old baby, Storm, strapped to her chest in a carrier. Each week the woman asks the same question about the baby with the squishy cheeks and feathery blond hair. Witterick smiles, opens her arms wide, comments…