A changing America

Nov 5, 2014 by

by Ed Vitagliano, AFA: In July, George Barna (…) came to American Family Studios to film “Portrait of America” before a live audience. The presentation provides a look into the beliefs and values of American adults. “Portrait of America” will be available at atimetospeak.com along with bonus features released October 1 in conjunction with the debut of “One Generation Away” and “A Time to Speak.” The two documentaries reveal the dangers posed to religious freedom by an increasingly...

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Stand Against Conformity

Oct 3, 2014 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: Back in my hippy days, as part of my wild youth, us rebels liked to say how much we hated conformity. We thought the square, middle class values of our parents smothered individuality and creativity and led to a deadening conformity. We wanted none of that. But the odd thing is, as we rejected the conformity of the previous generation, we simply developed a conformity of our own. We were in fact all rather alike – we conformed to each other. Thus we all...

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Politics and religion at the Conservative Party conference

Oct 1, 2014 by

From Cranmer: Melanie Phillips writes: I chaired a most interesting fringe meeting discussion this lunchtime at the Tory party conference on the intersection between religion and politics. Unfortunately Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, had to leave early so we never got an opportunity to hear him develop his views on the subject. But I was very pleased to hear the other panellists, Adrian Hilton who writes the terrific Archbishop Cranmer...

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Multiculturalism, Islam, and the War on the West

Sep 22, 2014 by

By Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: For some reason the Western world has embraced one stupid idea after another, most of which are contributing greatly to the West’s downfall. There are many candidates here which can be mentioned, but the multiculti brigade has to be right up there on top of the list. It may have had some good intentions early on, such as everyone living together happily and harmoniously, but intentions must always match up with reality. And the reality is, all cultures are...

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3 ways to defend your conservative beliefs, AND still have friends afterwards

Sep 12, 2014 by

by Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite: The year of our Lord 2014 finds us in a much different era than even a few short decades ago. The belief that a corrupt and decadent cabal of academics, politicians, and celebrities are trumpeting trends that the average hard-working, moral citizen – the “moral majority” – despises, has long since crumbled. Presidential candidate George McGovern was widely mocked in 1972 as running on a platform of “acid, amnesty, and abortion.” The Obama Democrats...

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The economic consequences of large-scale immigration

Aug 27, 2014 by

From Civitas: Immigration is frequently described as providing a counter-balance to the UK’s ageing population. As an ever-larger proportion of British residents is retired, large numbers of immigrants help keep the average age down and contribute taxes to the Treasury coffers. But how much does Britain benefit – and how does this compare with the costs of a growing population? In this new analysis of the economic and demographic consequences of current levels of immigration, the...

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