In the culture wars, fair fights are hard to come by. Sometimes the odds are so stacked against you, that you hardly feel like wading into a fight. Often those promoting all the wrong causes are entrenched in public service
If a rogue scientist is to be believed, the stuff of science fiction has become fact. Dr Panos Zavos, an American fertility expert, claims that a cloned embryo has been implanted in an American woman. He says he is waiting
The Greens, along with the Democrats, are among the most supportive of the homosexual agenda, with Labor not far behind. Thus religious folk in general, and Christians in particular, need to be aware of what these parties are up to.
A Latham-led government would introduce sweeping changes to give homosexuals special rights and privileges, according to Robert McClelland, the former shadow attorney-general. The Labor pledge to radically overhaul existing laws and policies to give gays special benefits is part of
In late November the Sexpo experience again came to the city of Melbourne. The four day exhibition is put on by the porn industry. It is primarily an assortment of strippers and porn stars and sex club owners, with a
“Hell is other people,” existentialist Jean Paul Sartre once said. That about summarises the philosophy of Laura Kipnis. Her book offers a very jaundiced and bitter look at marriage in particular and relationships in general.
On Tuesday November 18 another scene from the culture wars was played out. The top court in the US state of Massachusetts declared that a ban on same-sex marriage was discriminatory. In a 4-3 decision the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Australian comedian and television personality Julie McCrossin gave an address to the Sydney Institute in July of 1999. Entitled, “Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride: Recognising Same Sex Relationships,” she spoke of how she and her lesbian partner were denied
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,
Australian Federation of Right to Life Associations, 2003.
Recent developments in medical technology, the increasing secularization of society, and the return of eugenics have combined to promote the notion of the perfect baby and the perfect person. In a society
Since a number of Australian states are currently looking at granting special rights to homosexuals, including adoption rights, and given some recent overseas victories for homosexual activists, some simple facts need to be set forth and made available. These are
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
Democracy is about balancing the needs and interests of the majority with those of the minority (or minorities). It is a juggling act, and often it is difficult to achieve the right balance. Majorities cannot ride
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
In mid-July a High Court ruling declared that a doctor had to pay the costs of rearing a child following a botched sterilisation. A Brisbane woman opted for a tubal ligation in 1992, but had baby Jordan anyway in
Twenty five years ago the world’s first in vitro fertilization (IVF) baby was born in England. Since then over a million babies have been born by IVF or other types of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). While it is natural
That we live in a culture of death is now apparent to even the most casual social observers. Whether the issue is abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, embryo research, or genetic engineering, the modern secular West is moving rapidly away from
How does one think about war in Iraq? It is a complicated issue with many facets. There are international and geopolitical issues. There are moral and ethical concerns. There are theological and philosophical considerations.