I have often written about how academic freedom, diversity of opinion, and genuine debate have all but vanished from so much of contemporary academia.
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Ten years ago English commentator Melanie Phillips wrote a very important book entitled Londonistan. It was a prophetic volume, a jeremiad against a sleeping England and an aggressive Islam.
It bothers me no end to see this nation which was once so great, so powerful, and even so good and so virtuous, heading down the gurgler, fast.
Oh yeah, well what about my equality? What about my right to express my view on things? What about the equality of millions of Christians and others?
The other side sees the bigger picture and works for the long haul. As a result, they keep winning. Christians and conservatives tend not to.
Many have made the case for Cruz, a consistent Christian and a consistent conservative. He is also a patriot, a family man, a stickler for the constitution.
Most think of Francis Schaeffer of one of our great Christian apologists of last century, but he started as an American pastor and had a pastor’s heart.
There is plenty of confused thinking about how Christians should or should not act in the public arena. We of course expect non-Christians to get this issue wrong big time.
What is tolerance? Tolerance is an attitude of reasoned patience towards evil, and a forbearance that restrains us from showing anger or inflicting punishment.
For decades now the ruling elites have insisted on the wonders of multiculturalism, “compassion” for refugees, open borders (effectively) for one and all, the belief that Islam is just like any other religion.
Out of paganism Christianity emerged and won the day, establishing civilization and civility. But as Christianity waned, civilization began to crumble and a new paganism has emerged.
The communists and the cultural Marxists have both made clear their hatred of marriage and family.
Whenever a nation gets involved in a major wartime effort, the civilian population left at home tends to have to make plenty of sacrifices as well.
While wartime is of course a time of great evil, it can also be a time of great gallantry, heroism, sacrifice, dedication, and devotion.
‘Bodies flying through the air.’ ‘Blood on the streets.’ ‘Human flesh on the walls.’ These attacks are overwhelmingly Islamic in nature because this is what Islam does, always has done, and always will do.
G. K. Chesterton is perhaps my favourite Christian author. For those who may know nothing about him, I suggest you become acquainted with him.
So while Europe burns, President Obama is in Cuba, singing the praises of our communist enemies. While blood was being washed off the streets of Brussels, he was enjoying a baseball game with Raul Castro. Yes, the leader of the free world in bed with one of the most horrific dictatorships on earth.
Another day, more shouts in Arabic, more gun fire, more explosions, and more carnage, bloodshed and death. It is Groundhog’s Day, and no one seems to be learning any lessons here. This time a pair of bombings at the Zavantem Airport and one at the Maalbeek metro station in Brussels. So far around 34 have been killed with nearly 200 injured.
For example the Republican Party in America has the Log Cabin Republicans, a pro-homosexual group seeking to influence the conservative party there. And in Australia we see this happening as well.
Those who scream the most about tolerance, acceptance, diversity, and the need to stamp out bullying often are the last people to be making such a stink.
Everyone has a worldview – they may not know that they do, but they do nonetheless. Everyone looks at the world from a particular point of view or vantage point.
With marriage so heavily under attack today, it is worth once again reminding ourselves just what marriage is, what its purpose is, and why it is important.
This is what we call cultural Marxism and we see it especially being played out with the so-called Safe Schools Coalition.
In 1996 Hillary Clinton famously pushed the line that it takes a village to raise a child. Of course that was simply leftist code word for letting the state usurp the role of the parents. The truth is, it takes a family to raise a child, but the secular left always hates this idea, and much prefers the all-knowing and all-wise state to ‘properly’ raise children.
The sexual revolutionaries have done more to destroy culture, society, marriage, family and all that has made the West great than perhaps any other radical activist movement. Every day we find the bitter fruit of this wrecking crew. And sadly it is children who are so often the biggest losers.
And when this sexual perversion specifically targets our children, even toddlers, then you know that diabolical evil is now running amok in this country. As a parent it makes my blood boil to hear about this moral madness and sexual insanity.
We read in various places in the Bible where God abandons a people – even his own people. Think of the departure of the glory of the Lord from the temple and Jerusalem.
Admittedly things are looking rather grim at the moment. All over the West it seems like evil, the devil, insanity, runaway political correctness, sexual perversion, and moral anarchy reign. Things are getting darker and darker. Those who care about all this are working and praying to turn things around, but their numbers are small and seem to be dwindling.
As things look more and more hopeless in America, with a likely presidential race featuring two pagan egomaniacs who mostly care about only themselves, it really does seem like America is a goner. It seems like God has finally lifted his hand of grace over this once great nation, and is allowing it to descend into the pit all by itself.
It is becoming abundantly clear that we either insist on a whole raft of special rights for homosexuals, or we defend freedom of speech, but we cannot have both.