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“Shout Your Slaves” Campaign

Dec 15, 2018

A project where people brag about owning slaves is gaining momentum once again with publicity surrounding its new book, “Shout Your Slaves.” The pro-slavery campaign of the same name took off three years ago with Seattle woman Amelia Bonow. Since

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Babies, Militants and the Media

Oct 13, 2018

Blue skies and plenty of sunshine – a great day to march for the babies again. The ninth annual March for the Babies in Melbourne just finished. Several thousand passionate and peaceful marchers – men and women, children, grandmothers and

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Why the US Supreme Court Matters

Oct 7, 2018

Many non-Americans – and probably many Americans as well – likely do not understand all the fuss, intrigue and controversy that erupts when a justice for the Supreme Court is nominated. Recently there have been many heated political and ideological

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The Kavanaugh Confirmation

Oct 7, 2018

America has a new Supreme Court Justice, 53-year-old Brett Kavanaugh. The months’ long process culminated in a Senate 51-49 “cloture” vote on Friday. Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski was the only Republican to vote against him, while West Virginia Democrat Joe

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Kavanaugh, SCOTUS and Abortion

Jul 10, 2018

Today President Trump has just named his preferred candidate for the Supreme Court vacancy left by justice Kennedy. He is Brett Kavanaugh who has served 12 years on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. The 53-year-old is a Catholic, a

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This Is What Evil Looks Like

May 28, 2018

If you want to know what pure and unadulterated evil looks like, one can simply look at the pictures of the crowds going ecstatic on Irish streets the other day. Of course one need not single out Ireland and their

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Our Apathy Really is Damnable

May 27, 2018

The older word “damnable” is still used today as an adjective. The word itself can mean many things, but in a biblical context it has the idea of ‘liable to or deserving damnation’. We do not hear about damnation much

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Stop Pretending You Are a Christian

May 26, 2018

Here is my in-your-face thesis: When folks vote against things God so very highly regards such as the sanctity of life and heterosexual marriage and family, they forfeit the right to call themselves Christians, and they very likely are not

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More Terrific Abortion Wins

Jan 20, 2018

It goes without saying that until every single baby is safe and secure in his or her own mother’s womb, we pro-lifers have a lot of work to do. But I for one am quite happy to celebrate the various

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Say Goodbye to White Ribbon

Nov 9, 2017

White who? A fair question. White Ribbon is an organisation dedicated to stopping violence against women. One description runs as follows: “The White Ribbon Campaign is a global movement of men and boys working to end male violence against women

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Megachurch Leader Fudges Vital Social Question

Nov 3, 2017

Place: London
Date: October 30, 1817
Occasion: Interview with the London Times
Subject: Should the church take a stand on slavery?

Here is how the newspaper began with this story:

“Hill Christian Church is seen as this hip, progressive church

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Mother Punished For Loving Babies

Oct 11, 2017

A wonderful woman, a single mother with 13 children, has just found out that her deep care for unborn children will cost her dearly. For daring to show love to mothers who are heading off to the abortion mills, she

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Dead Baby Jewellery

May 5, 2017

Yes you read that right. And you are likely as incredulous as when you read the title of an article I penned five years ago: “Pepsi and Dead Babies” (see link below). It seems an Australian company is actually taking

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Blatant Hypocrisy in the Culture Wars

Mar 9, 2017

Now this really bothered me when I saw it, and I would think that any fair-minded person would be equally upset – upset at the appalling double standards and rank hypocrisy. And I am absolutely dumbfounded at this clear case

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