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Great Leaders, Unhappy Childhoods

Jan 15, 2018

My readers by now should be used to somewhat odd articles with somewhat odd titles. But there is a reason – or two – for a piece such as this. The first simply deals with my recent reading habits, and

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Danger: The Many Problems with Surrogacy

Jan 14, 2018

Recent news reports coming out of Western Australia about a proposal to legalise surrogacy for homosexuals has again brought to the public attention this contentious issue. These various new technologies are certainly opening up a brave new world which has

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Say No to No-Fault Divorce

Dec 13, 2017

I notice that an American reality TV show about divorce called Untying the Knot is now on Australian television. It seems to have aired in the US for a few years, and we now have the pleasure of having to

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The Day After the Day of Infamy

Dec 8, 2017

December 7, 2017 will go down as a day in infamy, as I wrote yesterday. Fake marriage was voted through in the Federal Parliament, after several days of debate in which various amendments were all voted down. Sodomy has been

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Australia’s Day of Infamy

Dec 7, 2017

Mark in your calendars December 7, 2017. It is a day of infamy. It is one of Australia’s darkest days. We all know about December 7, 1941 and the attack on Pearl harbor. That was another day of infamy, but

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The Sexual Revolution: A Readers’ Guide

Nov 27, 2017

I just penned a piece on the tumultuous counterculture, 50 years on. I mentioned that a major part of this social upheaval was the sexual revolution. What promised to bring liberation and happiness to many has instead brought slavery and

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Homosexual Marriage Always Trumps Religious Freedom

Nov 18, 2017

Here are some home truths on the homosexual revolution sweeping the West, and implications for all sorts of freedoms, including religious freedom, freedom of speech and freedom of conscience:

-Whenever the state enacts something into law, corresponding duties and obligations

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More Reflections on the Marriage Vote

Nov 17, 2017

The homosexual marriage vote in Australia was only announced a few days ago, but we already see where all this is taking us. Let me offer here a number of random, but loosely related, observations and assessments, including many that

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Marriage Vote: ‘Yes’ Wins

Nov 15, 2017

After a long, protracted and often bitter few months of debate, electioneering and controversy, the vote is finally now in: the “Yes” vote has won. The results have just been released, and the percentages are these; 62% yes and 38%

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The Trans Cult Really is a Cult

Nov 10, 2017

All cults have several common features. A quite basic one is this: once a person gets sucked into it, it is very difficult to get out of it. Indeed, it is seen as an act of treason and betrayal to

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More Bible-Denying Church Leaders

Nov 8, 2017

A Christian pastor has recently said this: ‘how urgent is our need to say sorry, and to embark on what will be a long and painful process of reconciliation. To that end, all Christians are invited to add their names

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Activists Silencing the Masses

Nov 2, 2017

One of the clearest lessons to be derived from the current Australian homosexual marriage debate and vote is just how the other side operates. The whole nation can now see for themselves that the side that screams the most about

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