CultureWatch

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

PC and the Rape of Children

Sep 4, 2014

Political Correctness is dangerous. It is deadly. And I mean this in a very real sense. The horrific news coming out of Rotherham, UK about 1400 raped and sexually abused children over a 16-year period is in good measure

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Porn, Prostitution and Sexual Trafficking

Nov 20, 2013

Pornography is not a victimless crime. It is a social evil with very real negative social impact. Sure, it has been mainstreamed and legitimised big time the last few decades, but it remains nonetheless a soul-destroying evil. No matter how

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Prostitution and Sexual Trafficking

May 9, 2012

While libertarians like Ron Paul want to legalise prostitution, those who have actually been involved with this sordid trade know just how wretched it is, and why it never should be legalised. The harm it does to women, men, children,

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Women and Islam

Nov 24, 2012

Simply put, women are treated as second-class citizens in most Muslim-majority nations. And this is not an anomaly of Islam: it fully follows from authoritative Islamic tradition. The example of Muhammad is paramount in this regard, and full justification for

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The Reformation of Morals

Oct 8, 2007

William Wilberforce is rightly remembered as the man who helped set the slaves free. The evangelical Christian and politician is especially honoured this year, since 200 years ago the British Parliament voted to abolish the slave trade. Wilberforce was the

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Are You Hungry – For God?

Jul 11, 2016

Many believers have the mistaken notion that the Christian life is something we take no part in – it is all God’s work. “Let go and let God” is a popular expression used here. It is as if the Christian

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Abortion, Prosecution, Ethics and the Law

May 19, 2016

One issue that often arises in pro-life discussions is whether or not the woman having an abortion should be charged with, and prosecuted for, a crime. It is an important question and one in which prolifers can differ on. Most

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Porn Harms: Just Ask Those in the Industry

Feb 5, 2016

At the moment there are several government inquiries being held in Australia about porn, young people, and sexualisation. And overseas people are beginning to wake up to the very real dangers of pornography as well. For example, last month a

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Islam and Rape Jihad

Jan 11, 2016

The mass rapes being played out in Europe right now by Muslim migrants is not surprising if you know much about Islam. Of course the trouble is, most folks do not know much about Islam. Sadly this even goes for

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Rachel Carling-Jenkins and Abortion

Oct 21, 2015

Rachel Carling-Jenkins is a conservative and Christian who has recently been elected to the Victoria Parliament. She won her seat in the 2014 election as a member of the Victorian Legislative Council, representing the Western Metropolitan Region She is the

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On Mecca and Natural Disasters

Sep 13, 2015

That all sorts of nasty and destructive things happen in nature is not in dispute. But for the Christian, how much of this might be the result of the direct hand of God is a matter of some debate. The

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The Sexterminators

Sep 1, 2015

Anyone who knows anything about the revolutionaries bent on destroying the West will know that attacking marriage, family, morality, and especially sexual morality, is a key means of doing so. If family can be decimated and sexuality smashed, the radicals

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Rebutting the Vines’ Deception

Jul 4, 2015

I don’t usually like to draw undue attention to apostates, to wolves in sheep’s clothing, to false teachers, or to those who are clearly demonically deceived. But let me do so here, since some of this deception gets a wide

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Target and the Real War on Women

Dec 6, 2014

There are some things that elevate the status of women, and some that denigrate and demean women. Here I want to mention three such things. And they all have to do with the retail chain store Target. The three diverse

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Postmodernism and Threesomes – Why Not?

Apr 30, 2014

One of the main postmodern beliefs is that there is no “metanarrative”. That is, there is no absolute, over-riding story that ties everything together, or offers us a coherent and consistent worldview. Instead, all we are left with is our

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