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Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

Turning Parents into Criminals

Jan 6, 2009

A great way to turn most parents into criminals overnight would be to ban all corporal punishment in the home. Make smacking illegal, and most of the adult population would find themselves to be lawbreakers. That is the likely outcome

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Children Need Parents, Not Bureaucrats

May 1, 2003

The Federal Labor spokeswoman on children and youth, Nicola Roxon, has called for the establishment of a children’s rights body. In her Herald Sun article (May 26) she mentions a Bill she has introduced into Parliament calling for the establishment

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How Not To Think About Homosexual Marriage

Oct 20, 2015

We fully expect homosexual activists and those opposed to biblical truth to push their agendas in public. What we don’t – or shouldn’t – expect is when Christian leaders more or less do it for them. We find this happening

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Adults Lie, Children Die

Oct 18, 2015

Kids are dying. Not always physically but just as often and just as importantly, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually and mentally. Adults inflict so much suffering on children in various ways, but one of the most damning means is by the deliberate

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The New Outcasts

Aug 19, 2015

I am an outcast. I am an untouchable. I am a leper. I am the scum of the earth. Why, what did I do? Sexually abuse a child? Torture kittens for the fun of it? Murder my own family? No,

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Marriage, the Media and Miracles

Aug 18, 2015

The marriage wars in Australia continue unabated, with a fully compliant mainstream media doing much of the work for the homosexual activists who are bent on destroying marriage. When the various secular left minority groups have such a stranglehold on

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30 Home Truths on Marriage

Jun 29, 2015

With marriage so heavily under attack today, it is worth once again reminding ourselves just what marriage is, what its purpose is, and why it is important. It is also vital to get some clear thinking on what homosexual marriage

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IVF and Identity Theft

Aug 16, 2014

There are plenty of problems associated with IVF and related forms of assisted reproductive technologies. I have written about them often, and it seems we keep learning of more drawbacks and difficulties with these procedures. But we often think only

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The Soaring Costs of Divorce

Jul 6, 2014

The sexual revolution of the 60s gave us a lot of harmful and destructive things, and no-fault, easy divorce was certainly one of them. By making the marriage contract hardly worth the piece of paper it was signed on, marriage

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European Decline, European Renewal

May 13, 2014

My whirlwind trip through Europe is now at an end, with my last days being spent in the UK before heading home. While revisiting Europe has been great in so many ways, it has also been quite depressing in other

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Day Care Blues

Apr 23, 2014

Over 30 years ago social analyst Peter Drucker wrote this about the rise and rise of Western daycare, “We are busily unmaking one of the proudest social achievements in the nineteenth century, which was to take married women out of

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Bernardi, Families, Sense and Nonsense

Jan 6, 2014

South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi is a conservative who is not afraid to share his convictions in the public arena. For daring to do so, he of course becomes the object of huge doses of hate, derision and intolerance –

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The Facts on Fatherlessness, Part Two

May 17, 2013

Mental, emotional and physical well-being

  • From nations as diverse as Finland and South Africa, a number of studies have reported that anywhere from 50 to 80 per cent of psychiatric patients come from broken homes.
  • A Canadian study of teenagers
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