Child-abuse hysteria’s latest victim: football

Dec 3, 2016 by

by Tim Black, Spiked: This is football’s Jimmy Savile moment. That’s what some are blithely calling the exposure of the already exposed and convicted paedophile Barry Bennell, a football scout and coach who, from the late 1970s until the early 1990s, used his role in youth development at several football clubs to sexually abuse the boys in his care. And in a sense it is football’s Jimmy Savile moment. It’s the moment at which an institution — in Savile’s case the BBC, in Bennell’s case...

read more

When people in a society share a strong moral code, there is greater trust and solidarity

Dec 3, 2016 by

by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: I am deeply sorry that illness prevents me from being present at the important House of Lords debate, initiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, on the shared values underpinning our national life. Few subjects have been more neglected in recent decades, and the results are palpable, damaging and dangerous. You cannot have a society without a shared moral code. The point was made eloquently by Lord Devlin: “If men and women try to create a society in which there...

read more

MSM take their best shots at Trump, and nobody cares

Nov 27, 2016 by

by J E Dyer, Liberty Unyielding: Day after day, the mainstream media “news” about Trump remains relentlessly bad.  If you fed yourself a diet of nothing but “MSM news about Trump,” the indigestion and food poisoning would have killed you by now. […]  But if you’re a political blogger, and you need to survey what’s out there every day, it’s been downright funny to see the media slinging everything they can come up with at Trump.  The desperation is palpable. The desperation is...

read more

3 Awful Features of Roman Sexual Morality

Oct 18, 2016 by

by Tim Challies: Whatever else you know about the Bible, I’m sure you know this: It lays out a sexual ethic that displays God’s intent in creating sexuality and that challenges humanity to live in ways consistent with it. Yet today we are experiencing a sexual revolution that has seen society deliberately throwing off the Christian sexual ethic. Things that were once forbidden are now celebrated. Things that were once considered unthinkable are now deemed natural and good. Christians are...

read more

Sexual Morality in a Christless World

Oct 12, 2016 by

by Tim Challies: The times are changing. Sexual morality is undergoing nothing less than a revolution as traditional morality gives way to something radically different. The former morality, based on the Christian scriptures, is being shoved aside by a new one that not only departs from the Bible, but outright rejects it. Meanwhile, Christians who abide by those traditional sexual morals are increasingly seen as outcasts, backward people dangerously hung up on ancient, oppressive principles....

read more

Why I was wrong about Christianity

Sep 15, 2016 by

by Tom Holland, New Statesman: It took me a long time to realise my morals are not Greek or Roman, but thoroughly, and proudly, Christian. When I was a boy, my upbringing as a Christian was forever being weathered by the gale force of my enthusiasms. First, there were dinosaurs. I vividly remember my shock when, at Sunday school one day, I opened a children’s Bible and found an illustration on its first page of Adam and Eve with a brachiosaur. Six years old I may have been, but of one thing –...

read more