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And They Call This Research?

Jul 9, 2014

OK, another set of banner front-page headlines telling us that children do just peachy keen in homosexual households. Yep, it must be some rock-solid research there. After all, the mainstream media has run with it, and the homosexual activists are

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Cultural Disintegration and Sexual Suicide

May 7, 2012

Way back in 1956 Harvard sociologist Pitirim Sorokin wrote an important volume called The American Sex Revolution. In it the noted academic warned of the direction the US was taking as it cast off all moral restraint, and elevated

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Infanticide Again

Feb 28, 2012

When academics call for baby killing, you know we have reached the outer limits of the moral atmosphere. Our mighty intellects, who are supposed to be training the next generation both mentally and morally, are often instead doing a great

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Islamist Indoctrination in Our Schools

Jul 12, 2010

Do you think the school system in a Muslim-majority nation would happily embrace booklets informing Muslim students how great Christianity is, or Judaism? Do you think any positive curriculum about non-Islamic faiths is found in Muslim-majority school systems? Somehow I

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Redundant Males, Redundant Humanity

Jul 9, 2009

Two recent bioethics announcements have added a few more nails to the coffin of humanity. While these new biomedical breakthroughs promise much about medical research, cures, and progress, what they are really about is the end of man – both

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Playing Against a Stacked Deck

Jan 19, 2004

In the culture wars, fair fights are hard to come by. Sometimes the odds are so stacked against you, that you hardly feel like wading into a fight. Often those promoting all the wrong causes are entrenched in public service

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Good News on Safe Schools

Jun 2, 2016

A lot can happen in a week in the culture wars. The fight over the very unsafe Safe Schools program has certainly heated up, with a number of new developments. Just hours ago La Trobe University in Melbourne announced that

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Trans-Madness: Women and Children Last

May 21, 2016

When the West was still moral, rational, and Christian, a core principle was ‘women and children first’. But the West is no longer any of these things, so we have declared that it’s every man for himself, and women and

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Notable Christians: Leon Morris

Apr 1, 2016

I do not have too many Australians in this series – indeed, this will be the first one. But Leon Morris, who was born and bred in Australia and served his Lord in distinguished fashion, is a worthy inclusion in

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Muslims, Morality and Multiculturalism

Dec 2, 2015

I have said it before and will say it again: multiculturalism can only work if there is a shared set of values and a common, cohesive social understanding. If guests to a host nation refuse to agree with the beliefs

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A Tale of Two Terrorists

Oct 4, 2015

Actually my title is not quite accurate. While I will speak of two folks – and two ideologies – only one is a terrorist, while the other has been declared to be a terrorist by the Australian government. I refer

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This Is Sydney, Not Saudi Arabia

Jun 14, 2014

Let me state a few basic truths here: Perhaps most Muslims are peaceful and decent folks who pose no real threat to our way of life. But that just cannot be said about Islam. This is a religion – really

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