Let’s not pretend George Michael was a saint, his morality was as mixed up as the rest of us

Dec 30, 2016 by

by Peter Ould, Premier: The news this morning of the death of Debbie Reynolds barely 48 hours after that of her daughter Carrie Fisher, most famous for playing Princess (General) Leia in the Star Wars franchise, is one more piece of sadness at what is meant to be a festive time of year. Reynolds was apparently planning her daughter’s funeral when she suffered a stroke which took her life. Before this, on Christmas Day we learnt that the singer George Michael had been found dead at his...

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Are We Entering a Post-Liberal Era?

Dec 17, 2016 by

by Michael Brown, The Stream: In his December 9th article “Has the Trumpian Revolution Begun?,” long-time conservative commentator Patrick Buchanan dared to say that, with the Trump presidency, “we may be entering a post-liberal era.” Could it be true? According to Buchanan, “Liberalism appears to be a dying faith. America’s elites may still preach their trinity of values: diversity, democracy equality. But the majorities in America and Europe are demanding that the borders be secured and...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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