At least one feminist realizes her movement has pushed the pendulum way, way too far in the opposite direction: I am a feminist. I have marched at the barricades, subscribed to Ms. magazine, and knocked on many a door in support of progressive candidates committed to women’s rights. Until a month ago, I would have expressed unqualified support for Title IX and for the Violence … Continue reading Judith Grossman: A Mother, a Feminist, Aghast
First there was a complete media blackout on the Gosnell case (except in pro-life circles), and now that liberal outlets have been forced to comment on this case, they blame the pro-life movement for “creating” abortionists like Gosnell. This is so dumbfoundingly illogical and without any basis in fact. Easy access to abortion begets more abortion, and pro-abortion groups blocking regulations means disreputable and unscrupulous … Continue reading Poor Excuses for a Butcher: Gosnell is the Typical Abortionist
One of the most pervasive issues of our time has been the movement to embrace homosexual behavior, same-sex “marriage,” and the marred versions of masculinity and femininity that accompany this lifestyle. References sympathetic to the homosexual lifestyle appear now in books, on television, in films, and in video games and graphic novels. Even the popular social networking platform Facebook announced the addition of “gay marriage … Continue reading Pro-Gay Theology: Does the Bible Approve of Homosexuality? by Steve Golden
We should have seen it coming. Back in 1989 two young activists pushing for the normalization of homosexuality coauthored a book intended to serve as a political strategy manual and public relations guide for their movement. In After the Ball: How America Will Conquer its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90s, authors Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen argued that efforts to normalize homosexuality … Continue reading Gay Marriage as a Civil Right – Are Wrongs Rights? – R. Albert Mohler Jr.
This testimony is nearly 20 years old but so relevant right now: I feel I have a basis upon which to comment, and I would like to read this statement: First of all, this subject should not be argued from the standpoint of gender differences. It should not be argued from the standpoint of female rights or even desires. As important as these issues are, … Continue reading Testimony of Col. John W. Ripley to the Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces
Another excellent piece from Mercatornet: Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, proclaimed that, “The time has come to rescind the direct combat exclusion rule for women and eliminate all unnecessary gender-based barriers to service,” Why is this necessary? How did such a “time” arrive upon us? According to theWall Street Journal, “last February, Mr. Panetta ordered US military service chiefs … Continue reading Why men fight
Thank God for bold John Piper: If I were the last man on the planet to think so, I would want the honor of saying no woman should go before me into combat to defend my country. A man who endorses women in combat is not pro-woman; he’s a wimp. He should be ashamed. For most of history, in most cultures, he would have been … Continue reading Co-ed Combat and Cultural Cowardice
Here is a great post from Get Along Home that bluntly states an obvious truth that our short sighted, “me centered” modern society seems to be oblivious to: We don’t seem to understand (and by “we”, I mean “not me”) that children are a literal investment. You have to put in the work to get the payoff. You can’t contribute no people to the future … Continue reading The Need to Breed
Sexual sin hurts. It mangles and poisons. It attacks the potential beauty and closeness of one of God’s most mysterious gifts: The one flesh relationship of sexual intimacy. In addition to defrauding our neighbor, when we engage in fornication or adultery we are in a real way self-destructing (Rom. 1:24-27).
While most Christians understand the health risks of extra-marital sex, and many will even acknowledge the emotional and spiritual damage such relationships have on people, it is likely that few understand how much deeper the damage goes. Studies now show that physical damage to the brain may be an additional consequence of sexual sin.
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In an article I wrote for the Colson Center, titled “How Gay ‘Marriage’ Became Plausible”, I explored some of the issues that are upstream of the same-sex marriage debate. What are the plausibility structures that have led to a state of affairs whereby people are even willing to discuss something as absurd as changing the legal definition of marriage?
In my article I suggest that one key factor in bringing us to this state of affairs has been the persistent erosion of the gender polarity that occurred throughout the 20th century. Throughout the last century feminist writers kept telling us that gender is irrelevant in man-woman relationships, including the relationship of marriage. What happens if you consider gender to be a functional irrelevancy long enough is that suddenly same-sex marriage, in which gender is a formal irrelevancy, starts to seem a lot more plausible. Continue reading “From Feminism to Gay ‘Marriage’”