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Islam and Religious Freedom

Mar 24, 2017

There was a somewhat unhelpful article in the National Review recently entitled “Why Baptists Should Support Muslims’ Right to Build Mosques.” The link to it can be found below. It is not my intention to deal with everything found in

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Wilders, the Dutch, and the Future of Europe

Mar 18, 2017

Times are a changing. After Brexit and Trump – two unexpected victories – other countries are now looking at radical political and social turnarounds. This is especially the case in Europe. We had one election there this week, and we

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Brigitte Gabriel, Freedom Fighter

Feb 20, 2017

There are many brave champions standing up against the political ideology known as Islam. One thinks of people like Nonie Darwish, Robert Spencer, Geert Wilders, Pamela Geller, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and others who have stood strong for so long, warning

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Faith and Freedom vs Communist Cuba

Nov 29, 2016

With the death of Fidel Castro we still have Western fools extolling this Communist hellhole as some sort of worker’s paradise and an island paragon of human rights. It is nothing of the sort and has never been, ever since

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Islam, the West, and Geert Wilders

Nov 24, 2016

A devout Muslim does not believe in democracy. Neither does he believe in the rule of law, freedom, pluralism, religious liberty, freedom of conscience, the equality of women, the equality of non-Muslims, and so on. For these reasons alone we

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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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Statism and the De-Sexed Society

May 25, 2016

The Total State wants nothing standing in between it and the naked individual. Complete control by the authoritarians is much easier that way of course when there is no one to mediate between the person and the All-Powerful State. Things

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First Principles, Catholics and Trump

May 13, 2016

It might just be me, but it seems really strange to find those claiming to be good Catholics apparently abandoning core principles of Catholic social teaching as they engage in contemporary political debate. I hope theirs is not just a

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Wartime, Hollywood and the Gospel

Apr 4, 2016

We have had a lot of wars, and we have had a lot of war films. Often great gospel truths can be found in times of great upheaval and suffering, and wartime certainly brings this out. One of the primary

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