CultureWatch

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

When Nations Commit Suicide

Feb 27, 2006

Many Western nations are committing cultural hari-kari because of their commitment to extremist agendas and radical ideologies. Probably the two most noted examples of this would be Canada and the Netherlands. Both nations have pursued such radically dysfunctional and politically

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Hollywood, Religion and C.S. Lewis

Feb 27, 2006

Hollywood seems to be getting religion lately. Or perhaps more accurately, Hollywood is discovering that there is money to be made in religious films. The Passion by Mel Gibson was a big money-maker, and put Hollywood on notice that they

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The Battle for Marriage

Jan 14, 2006

The battle over marriage has seen its ebbs and flows. And at the moment it looks like the other side is getting a few runs on the board. For example, there are now a number of countries that have legalized

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What Are We Fighting For?

Dec 20, 2005

In the busyness of fighting the many skirmishes in the culture wars, be it the stem cell debate, the battle over marriage and family, the assault on childhood or the controversies surrounding Intelligent Design, we sometimes lose track of the

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Whose Interests are Being Served?

May 17, 2005

A new government paper on assisted reproductive technologies (ART) is a great example of how taxpayers are being fleeced while activist agendas are being pursued. The position paper, just released by the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC), says a lot

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Kinsey Con Job

Jan 15, 2005

Hollywood is at it again: seeking to defend the indefensible. The release of Kinsey: Let’s Talk About Sex, is another indication of just how out of touch Hollywood is from mainstream culture. It also demonstrates how willing it is

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A review of The Long March. By Roger Kimball.

Sep 29, 2004

Encounter Books, 2000.

In many ways the cultural revolution of the 60s has been as influential and momentous as other great social upheavals, such as the Industrial, French or Russian revolutions. All have left a lasting impact, and we still

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Children at Risk

Jul 20, 2004

One reason homosexuals want marriage is for acceptance and respectability. Another reason they want marriage is to get access to children. Please consider this quote from the former president of the LA chapter of the National Organisation for Women, Tammy

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Divorce madness

Jun 23, 2004

If you have seen the front page of this morning’s Sunday Herald Sun, you know of the story of a 14-year-old boy who has won the right to divorce his parents. Most evening TV news broadcasts should carry the

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Whose Voice Should be Heard?

Jun 9, 2004

In 1984 the American social commentator Richard John Neuhaus wrote an incisive book entitled The Naked Public Square. In it he argued that in the past few decades there has been an attempt to squeeze out those with a

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Where is Marriage Headed?

May 2, 2004

The war against marriage is at a crucial stage right now. Yet too many people think that things will quiet down if we gave in and allow same-sex marriage. Many people believe that if we just give them what they

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When Common Sense Deserts Us

Apr 30, 2004

George Orwell once remarked, “There are some ideas so preposterous that only an intellectual could believe them”. The move to redefine the nature of marriage may be a case in point. When the Prime Minister recently suggested that our marriages

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Why the Church is Losing in the Culture Wars

Mar 3, 2004

The steady march of those who seek to undermine pro-family and pro-life values continues unabated. Various activist groups are making great headway in the face of apathy and indifference from the general public. But too often their causes are greatly

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Time to Put Canada Out of its Misery

Feb 11, 2004

What is wrong with Canada? Is it competing for the “We want to be as morally bankrupt as the Netherlands” competition?

In yet another case of anti-Christian bigotry, the British Columbia Supreme Court has ruled that a school teacher had

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Schools, Values and the Family

Jan 28, 2004

Early this year Prime Minister John Howard stirred up a hornet’s nest of indignation when he made some comments about the trend towards private education. He said the reason more and more parents are sending their children to private and

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