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I Identify as Unidentifiable

Aug 9, 2017

Police dispatch: Calling all units – warning, warning, danger! Armed robber on the loose after daring bank job with three people shot dead and five injured. Proceed with great caution.

Concerned cop: Thanks dispatch. So who are we talking

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Islam, Apostasy and the Death Penalty

May 16, 2017

I have known of folks who were once adherents of Christianity but who have since turned their backs on the faith, renouncing it altogether. This is referred to as “apostasy.” It has been defined as “the abandonment or renunciation of

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Islamic Canada

Mar 26, 2017

The darkness descending over Canada gets worse by the day, and the latest act of national suicide comes in the form of an “Islamophobia” motion. The just passed “Systemic racism and religious discrimination” motion is a worry for anyone concerned

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Islam and Religious Freedom

Mar 24, 2017

There was a somewhat unhelpful article in the National Review recently entitled “Why Baptists Should Support Muslims’ Right to Build Mosques.” The link to it can be found below. It is not my intention to deal with everything found in

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Gorsuch: Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

Feb 1, 2017

Trump’s original list of 21 US Supreme Court justice nominees to replace Antonin Scalia who died in February last year was recently brought down to a top-two choice:

-Thomas Hardiman, 51, from Massachusetts, a federal judge on the United States

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How Not To Think about IVF and Abortion

Dec 12, 2016

Advances in Assisted Reproductive Technologies have allowed us to create human embryos, but our moral abilities have not sufficiently advanced for us to recognise that killing such new life is wrong. We should have learned our lessons from history, with

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Thank You Parliamentary Champs

Dec 7, 2016

When people stand up for what is right, often against all the odds, they deserve a whole lot of praise and credit. Such people are far and few between. Most folks prefer never to take a stand for anything, but

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Terrific News in the Culture Wars

Dec 6, 2016

An early Christmas present has just come our way, and it is worth publicising and celebrating. In the culture wars you win some and lose some. It seems like we are losing more often than winning. Thus it is fantastic

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Banning Real Help for Those Seeking Change

Dec 4, 2016

The Victorian government recently passed a bill which would ban those seeking to provide help for those who want to deal with their unwanted same-sex attractions. This dangerous bill would likely have escaped the attention of most folks, but the

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Crime and (No) Punishment

Nov 21, 2016

Law without consequence is mere advice. And throughout much of the West we see this being played out: law and order is on the decline while crime is on the increase. Also on the decline is punishment. Instead of dealing

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Ban the Bible – And Those Who Read It

Nov 6, 2016

The Bible has often been banned or strictly censured in the past – and even in many places today. Simply think of most Communist and Muslim countries, past and present. The Word of God is always anathema to the powers

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Islam, Child Brides, and the West

Oct 31, 2016

We have various laws against paedophilia, child abuse, and sexual assault in the West. In the area of sexuality, children are especially protected by law – and rightly so. But increasingly all that is being ignored if not overturned as

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