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National Gendergraphic and Child Abuse

Dec 18, 2016

By now many of you will have heard of the appalling issue of National Geographic due to be released soon. It features a trans 9-year-old on the cover, and the entire issue is devoted to singing the praises of the

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Those Miserable Gender Bender Scrooges

Dec 17, 2016

You can always tell when we are getting close to Christmas, because the Scrooges start coming out, seeking to wreck things for everyone. And increasingly we are finding that the secular left is producing heaps of miserable Scrooges. They seem

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More Gender Bender Madness

Dec 16, 2016

If you are looking for a sure-fire way to destroy a culture, the gender bender moonbeams seem to have found the perfect solution. They have declared war on just about everything: reality, biology, gender, language, reason, logic and common sense.

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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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Stop Trying To Please Everyone

Dec 9, 2016

Here is a basic lesson in life: when you try to please everyone, you will likely end up pleasing no one. Indeed, you just end up flip-flopping and vacillating, trying to keep everyone happy, without taking a clear and principled

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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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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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The Importance of Political Involvement

Nov 17, 2016

Politics is not everything and politics cannot save us. But the political realm is nonetheless quite important and we avoid political engagement to our own detriment. It is incumbent upon all believers to have some political awareness and involvement. If

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Those Poor Delicate Dandelions

Nov 14, 2016

Back in 2007 Diana West wrote an important volume entitled The Death of the Grownup. In it she lamented the fact that an entire generation of adults are stuck in adolescence. They have refused to grow up, to take

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A Review of We Cannot Be Silent. By Albert Mohler.

Nov 4, 2016

Thomas Nelson, 2015.

The West is undergoing a monumental moral revolution which is decisively undermining – indeed, destroying – millennia of accumulated cultural, religious and ethical tradition. This is especially found in the sexual revolution which is sweeping everything before

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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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