CultureWatch

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

I Was Born To Change

Mar 15, 2011

Lady Gaga’s song “Born This Way” is another piece of propaganda in the culture wars. She seeks to convince gullible young people that we are slaves to biology and that homosexuality is something we have absolutely no control over.

In

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Hamas, Gaza and Truth-Telling

Aug 4, 2014

One very telling political cartoon making the rounds shows US Secretary of State John Kerry at a table with a Hamas terrorist and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. The Hamas militant has a child human shield in one arm with a

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Let’s Grieve For All Children

May 29, 2014

The world rightly mourns when a horrific headline appears about the death of young children. Often we read about one tragedy or another in which babies, toddlers and/or children are cruelly lost. It is never easy to understand or accept.

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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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Coming Home: My Testimony, Part 2

Jun 27, 2012

(This is the second of a four-part article)

Depression and suicide bids

As I said, a poor self-image, a life being destroyed by drugs, a few cases of unrequited love, and I was pretty depressed for much of

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Libertarianism and Marriage, Part One

Apr 4, 2012

I am not a libertarian. I am a conservative. While both favour small or limited government, libertarians have a radically different view on cultural and moral matters. Thus there is a big difference between the two, as I have explained

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Outlawing Home Bible Studies

Feb 24, 2012

As the secular left state gets bigger, it seeks to sideline and neutralise any rival claimants to power. One great way to achieve this goal is to seek to eliminate all mediating structures. A mediating structure is any grouping that

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Some Home Truths on Valentine’s Day

Feb 14, 2012

This day is being enjoyed by many, but used as a political football by others. So it is worth looking briefly at what it was originally all about, and then focus on some contemporary issues. As with so many Christian

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On the Right To Offend

Sep 29, 2011

I think I should have the right to offend. There, I said it. Are you offended by that? Tough beans. If people think they have some sort of right not to be offended, then I will claim a right to

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Targeting and Recruiting Children

Jun 13, 2011

It is a sad fact of life that our most vulnerable and most innocent members are most at risk of exploitation and abuse. Children need all the protection they can get from any sort of harm or predatory assaults. If

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On Trapped Miners and Spiritual Truths

Oct 13, 2010

As I write this piece, the 33 trapped Chilean miners are about to be rescued, one at a time. They have been trapped underground since August 5, and all the television networks are now devoted to their final release. It

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