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Adoption Versus Surrogacy

Feb 13, 2018

Many people arguing for the moral and social legitimacy of surrogacy will rather recklessly throw out the issue of adoption, believing that the two are quite similar things. But the truth is, they could not be more different. This is

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Sex Scandals and Public Office

Feb 8, 2018

There is nothing new about sex scandals. And there is nothing new about public office. Sadly, there is also not much new about sex scandals involving those in public office. And we have just had another very public case of

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Peterson Contra Mundum

Jan 24, 2018

A whole lotta people are now talking about someone who was once just a rather obscure psychology professor from Canada. But recently his profile has gone ballistic. Welcome to the rise and rise of Jordan Peterson. He is now taking

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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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Oprah for POTUS, and Other Scary Thoughts

Jan 9, 2018

OK, the next US Presidential election is not scheduled for another few years, but the Party that lost the unlosable election in 2016 is already sniffing out possible candidates. And a speech at a Golden Globes ceremony may have given

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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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