Contraception, Rights, and Total State Control

Jul 2, 2014 by

By James V. Schall, S.J., Catholic World: Charles E. Rice’s new book argues that once absolute relativism is established as the state “religion” there is no limit to what the state can and will do “There are many paths to total state control of life—fascism, totalitarianism, communism. In the United States the path is labeled protection of individual human rights.”— Charles E. Rice, Contraception & Persecution (2014), 86. Contraception & Persecution is a brief, blunt analysis of...

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Tyranny: the inevitable result of our society’s descent into moral chaos

Jul 2, 2014 by

by Anthony Esolen, LifeSite: In my last essay I described how the elites of government, business, education, social services, and medicine promote the so-called “transgressive,” the willful breaching of boundaries. I also showed that the Bible describes God’s acts of creation as establishing boundaries: “Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further, and here shall thy proud waves be stayed,” says the Lord to the roiling surges of the sea. That means there is something blasphemous about the...

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Without a moral compass British values lose their way and now we’re seeing the consequences

Jun 27, 2014 by

By Gillan Scott, God & Politics in the UK: A little late to the party on this… Over the last few weeks a battle for the heart and soul of our schools has intensified as we’ve witnessed the repercussions of the Trojan Horse episode that has engulfed a handful of Birmingham schools. What started out as an investigation into the Islamisation of state schools has raised a host of thorny issues with four distinct groups wading in to fight their corner; Muslims, the government, secularists and...

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Doctors who oppose morning-after pill on conscience grounds face qualifications bar

Apr 30, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph Guidelines confirm that doctors and nurses who oppose controversial emergency contraception on ‘moral or religious’ grounds cannot receive key specialist qualifications Doctors and nurses who object to providing controversial emergency contraception on moral or religious grounds are being barred from specialist professional qualifications under official guidelines. They class Roman Catholics and others motivated by pro-life beliefs as...

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Pew poll shows most nations around the world find abortion, homosexuality immoral

Apr 23, 2014 by

By Ben Johnson, LifeSiteNews Not a single nation in the 40 countries surveyed by Pew Research Center said abortion is morally acceptable. The majority of the people in dozens of nations across every continent but Antarctica deemed abortion and homosexuality morally unacceptable, according to results from the Pew Research Center’s 2013 Global Attitudes.   An outright majority of citizens in 26 countries found abortion morally objectionable – 13 of them by a three-to-one margin....

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Perversion Compounded and Children Corrupted

Mar 11, 2014 by

By Bill Muehlenberg There are several truths you can usually count on when we think about the culture wars. One of them is that perversion tends to generate more perversion. Those pushing a particular vice, immorality or perversion tend to push other ones as well. The more the merrier it seems. And those into unrighteousness and degradation also seem to want to drag children into their world of filth and perversion as well. It is not enough to let immorality and filth reign supreme amongst...

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