Super List! Thanks for the list Kevin! If I mention listening to a sermon by one of the Sproul clan to someone of my church family, the eyes roll and suddenly something seems stuck in their throat. I'm so sick of it. We cry "Unity!" But what those people generally mean is "Rally to me, you sinners!" God leads my family and has used many people to show us His truths - there might even be a few of them on your list! ;)
Mike from NY, you hit the nail on the head. Keep the sheep distracted while we shovel more junk around and they won't even notice. The article itself said this is unlikely to go any farther; it's all political posturing and vote-garnering. Makes me sick how they play the American public. Makes me sicker that more than less of us dance to the tune.
My mother passed on about 6 years ago. My father tried living on his own but some physical ailments kept him from doing this well and my wife and I were relieved when he finally agreed to move in with us two years ago. I've always been close to my father. I too heard the same "I don't want to be a burden" from Dad until his brother came to visit. He can be a bit of a conspiracy guy but he laid out what he said were "the facts" to Dad, pointing out it was my job to care for him. Uncle told him that eugenics has been alive and well as an under current. He said something to the effect "At the moment, eugenics says you can't drive granny and grandpop into the desert and leave them there. But if you convince granny and grandpop that they should drive themselves, problem solved!" Dad moved in with us a few months later.
Anne, keep praying and maybe God will open the right doors for your parents to see what you and your husband do when the time is right.
Thank you John Yurich - I meant "correct in". You try typing with two babies crawling on your lap for Dad's attention at before 7 o'clock in the morning and I am sure you'll find the same, sudden typo's spring up, too. If you spent as close attention to understanding the Scriptures as you do pursuing the comments section of SA, you might be better off! Oh, I also meant to type "the" not "he", but you missed that one...