CultureWatch

Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

A Tale of Two Cultures

Oct 27, 2003

I want to mention two films I have seen on television recently. How much you relate to what I am going to say will depend on how old you are and your cultural literacy.

Both films brought back a lot

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Homosexual Marriage: What is at Stake?

Sep 26, 2003

Perhaps the most disconcerting item on the gay agenda is the desire to equate same-sex relationships with normal marriage and family life. In this the gay lobby has been quite successful. For example, during the International Year of the Family,

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Who Edits the Editors?

Aug 15, 2003

A free press is one of the hallmarks of a democracy. The ability to allow various opinions to be heard is an important part of a free people.

Of course newspapers tend to reflect the left/right divide in politics. The

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Media Debates: Never a Dull Moment

Aug 14, 2003

Over the years I have been involved in many public debates on contentious social issues. Given that there is a left/liberal hegemony over much of the media, these debates have often been far from fair. The more politically correct a

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Twisted Minds and Morals

Aug 6, 2003

In Romans 1:28 Paul says that when people reject God, God gives them over to a reprobate mind. They not only do things they should not be doing (like homosexuality, as the context makes clear) but they end up thinking

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More Christian Bashing

May 13, 2003

For some reason Levi’s jeans seems intent on offending and outraging Christians in particular, and religious folk in general. Remember their kissing lesbians bill board ad of several months ago?

Well now they are at it again. A few weeks

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Questionable Legal Advice for Young People

Feb 21, 2003

A new taxpayer-funded booklet put out by the Victorian Government for young people has attracted widespread criticism. The 62-page booklet, entitled Am I Old Enough?, is meant to be a guidebook on the law for Victorian young people. Over 225,000

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Faith Under Fire

Jan 28, 2003

When I was a new Christian, reading through the New Testament for the first time, I was quite fascinated with – and frightened by –  the various gospel accounts of forthcoming persecution. Passages such as John 16:2-4 and Mark

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Breaking Through the Pink Curtain

Nov 14, 2002

There are certain taboo subjects which in an age of Political Correctness are pretty much guaranteed never to see the light of day. Many such topics come to mind. But the most obvious candidate is homosexuality and anything even remotely

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Politically Correct Children

Jul 19, 2002

The forces of PC are ever at work, ensuring that all of us – young and old – keep on the straight and narrow of right thinking and right practice. An interesting illustration of this took place recently when it

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Our Moral Judges at the ABC

Jun 28, 2002

One can always count on the ABC to put its politically correct two-cents worth in to its many broadcasts. This has certainly been the case with its regular Monday night offering, Media Watch. The 15 minute show is supposed

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The Betrayal of a Generation

Feb 2, 2002

An extremely revealing and disturbing television documentary was aired on America’s Public Broadcasting System in February of last year. Entitled The Merchants of Cool, the show examined the way big business and the advertising industry have targeted our young

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Heated IVF Debate

Aug 15, 2000

A fiery debate about allowing IVF access to singles and lesbians was aired on the Nine Network’s Sixty Minutes on Sunday August 13. What went on behind the scenes was as interesting as what was finally aired.

When called a

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Redefining the Family Out Of Existence

Aug 11, 2000

Given the overwhelming community rejection of calls to allow singles and lesbians to have access to IVF, the supporters of such a move have resorted to statistical sleight of hand to make their case. The argument now being put forward

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The Decline and Fall of Liberalism

Aug 2, 2000

In the last few months they have come out in favour of legalising drugs, X-rated videos, surrogacy and euthanasia. They have recently called for accepting homosexuals as “family”. The International Socialists? Far-left Labour politicians? No: the Young Liberals.

What is

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