CultureWatch

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A review of Outrage. By Peter Sprigg.

Apr 26, 2005

Regnery Publishing, 2004.

It is not often that Australia leads America and the world on certain issues, but this was the case last year. In August 2004 the Federal Parliament voted to enshrine marriage as being between a man and

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Violinists are Not Babies

Feb 28, 2005

Helen Pringle in her article, “The case of the violinist and the fetus,” resurrects an old argument in order to shed new light on the abortion debate. She refers to the famous ‘violinist’ argument which Judith Jarvis Thomson first made

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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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The Facts on Same-Sex Adoption Rights

Nov 3, 2004

With renewed cries for same-sex adoption rights, some clear thinking is in order. These quick facts will help to separate fact from fiction, and bring a bit of reason back into the debate.

-It is abundantly clear from the social

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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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A review of My Friend is Gay.

May 11, 2004

My booklet is biased

A new tax-payer funded booklet, My Friend is Gay, is yet another attempt to confuse young people while promoting the homosexual agenda. The 42-page booklet is put out by the Pride and Diversity Project and

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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 Tony Abbott May Be Right

Mar 19, 2004

The recent remarks by Health Minister Tony Abbott concerning promiscuity and abortion have triggered heated reactions from all the usual suspects: the feminists, the sex ed and abortion industries, and the family planning groups.

One of the more often repeated

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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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