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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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What Is Marriage?

Sep 7, 2017

When societies crumble, when ideology replaces reality, and when social activism wars against standing verities, then the restatement of basic core truths and values becomes a prime moral duty. One basic and vital value is that of marriage, and since

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Yes Marriage Really Is About Children

Aug 25, 2017

George Orwell once said: “We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” There are plenty of such truths that have long been buried under ideologies, political correctness,

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Homosexuals Against Homosexual Marriage

Aug 23, 2017

Yesterday I penned a piece quoting from a number of Australian homosexuals who have voiced their opposition to homosexual marriage. Why write such an article? It is pretty obvious: this is the sort of information the mainstream media and the

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On the “Right” To Have Children

Sep 6, 2016

In the somewhat Brave New World of modern medical, biomedical and technological advances in the area of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), a number of ethical and philosophical concerns arise. Questions such as these emerge:

-Do we have a right to

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How To Destroy a Culture and Our Children

Aug 17, 2016

If a race of hostile aliens from another planet wanted to know how to destroy the West from within, they could scarcely improve upon what we are already doing to ourselves. By dumbing down an entire generation, teaching them to

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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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