Season: 8 Episode: 119
Katy Faust is fierce and she is on the show to defend children’s rights. We have a candid conversation about how divorce, gay marriage, adoption, gender transitioning (and more) violates the rights of children. She explains in-depth and with fervor what it means to be a children’s rights activist and why every adult should stand up for our kids in this cultural moment.
“Children feel loved when their biological mother and father love each other.”
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Katy Faust is Founder and Director of Them Before Us. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Asian Studies at St. Olaf College and then received a Fulbright scholarship to Taiwan. Her fluency in Mandarin assisted her when she worked with the largest Chinese adoption agency in the world. She publishes widely on the rights of children and is a regular contributor at The Federalist. Katy is the Washington State leader for the grass- roots marriage movement CanaVox, and currently appears in their video series “Dear Katy.” She is married to a pastor and the mother of four children, the youngest of whom is adopted from China.
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You wrote a book about children’s rights and I want to know what inspired you to do it?
I was blown away by your explanation of what a right is in chapter 1: Children Have Rights. Will you explain the Three Rules That Make it a Right test for us?
There are so many things in this book I never knew. For example, the no fault divorce law. I had no idea there was fault before this law and this law made it easier to have a divorce. Can you explain the outcome of this law on marriages in the US and why staying together is better for kids than getting a divorce? (I want to word this better, but it’ll come out better in the interview).
Original redefinition of marriage was with no fault divorce.
Staples of socio-emotional diet: mothers love, fathers love, stability.
You get into the nitty gritty on this book and that is what I appreciate about you. You give facts, experiences of others in these situations without a mom and a dad, and lots of data. And that leads me into the next question: Why do you say children need both a mother and a father and why aren’t same sex parents the same thing? What is the consequence of same sex parenting in the lives of children?
What do we need to do as adults to help the global children’s rights movement?