We are not surprised to hear that political freedom in the world has declined for a fifth straight year, especially in the Middle East and in North Africa. But loss of freedom in the West does surprise us. Freedom has shrunk partly because of silencing “hate speech.” Is the “climate of hate” warming or cooling here at home? No matter what the world says and no matter what consequences await us, we must speak the name and truth of Jesus for all to hear.
Since the 1960s, the Southern Poverty Law Center has served as a self-appointed watchdog to track hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and the Aryan Nation. Though its efforts have doubtless been helpful in certain areas, the SPLC’s recent (November 24, 2010) list now includes as “hate groups” thirteen upstanding Christian organizations, accused of propagating “known falsehoods” about gays and lesbians. Is this political posturing, personal animus from a lunatic fringe, or an escalation of the conflict between two irreconcilable worldviews, both of which claim the right to be heard in the public square?
British Home Office Secretary Jacqui Smith recently placed American talk show host Michael Savage on a UK ban list though he had not even attempted to enter the country. The Savage Nation is sometimes impolite and always right wing, but to deny entry for such reasons speaks loudly of the New Left’s need to silence free […]
On September 30, 1938, Chamberlain [that’s Neville not Wilt] returned from Munich having granted Hitler virtually all his demands including the right to annex the Sudetenland, a large chunk of Czechoslovakia. As he walked on the tarmac he waved the agreement in the air and proclaimed “peace with honour,” and spoke of “peace in our […]
In 1974, when I left the States to teach in “godless” France, the cultural revolution was a Left coast/San Fran’ phenom’, and America was still “Christian.” When I returned in 1991, I was in for culture shock, but still never imagined what lay ahead. One man warned us. In 1978, Pastor Charles Mcllhenny recorded his […]
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Barbra Streisand: “Don’t Rain on My Parade”by Dr. Peter Jones | March 16, 2020
Barbra Streisand is the top-selling female artist of all time, worth $400 million and second on the all-time popular music charts (ahead of the Beatles and The Rolling Stones), exceeded only by Elvis Presley. She has recently emerged as a secular Jewish opinion-maker, whose message to America is that we are in dire straits. Her fear reminds us […]
The Mind of Christ on the Throne of the Homeby Joshua Gielow | March 16, 2020
Dr. Brian Mattson Offers a powerful statement of the normativity of the nuclear heterosexual family as representing God’s intention for the good of humanity and for the glory of his person. God’s image, reflected in the human family, is a clear organic statement both of human dignity and of God’s grace.Today’s non-traditional, non-binary families are built […]