Jihadists hate us for our ‘obsession with sex’, says theologian

May 27, 2015 by

By Rozina Sabur, Telegraph: Western culture is obsessed with sex – which is why it is hated in the rest of the world, according to a leading theological historian. Diarmaid MacCulloch, a deacon in the Church of England and an Oxford University professor, said other cultures find it “intensely embarrassing and frustrating” that the West talks about sex a lot. He argued that this hatred of western culture was as far reaching as Russia, the Middle East and in the parts of Africa...

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Sex and the Church

Apr 20, 2015 by

By Ian Paul, Psephizo: Last Friday I very reluctantly tuned in to watch Oxford church historian Diarmaid MacCulloch talk about Sex and the Church. I was reluctant for several reasons. First, don’t we talk about this enough already—aren’t there more important things to focus on at the moment? (Tonight’s ‘Kill the Christians’, for example, highlighting how the US/UK invasion of Iraq has led directly to the elimination of Christian communities in the region). For another, I was pretty clear what...

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Sexual orientation is not analagous to race

Apr 3, 2015 by

By Bill Donohue, Catholic League: The conventional wisdom says that there is no difference between sexual orientation and other demographic characteristics. The conventional wisdom is wrong. Sexual orientation is profoundly unlike such categories as race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, and religion. Why? Because unlike the traditional social classifications, sexual orientation has a teleology, or end point. Race, for example, is not oriented toward anything; it has no object. But sexual...

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Are men and women interchangeable?

Mar 16, 2015 by

By Nicole M King, MercatorNet: The politically correct answer is yes. But what’s the objective answer? America’s military leaders are moving fast to put women into all combat units, justifying this radical move with feminist theorizing premised on the complete plasticity of female identity. Those who advance such theorizing argue that women are as naturally aggressive and violent as men. But such thinking receives no support from a study of aggression among women recently completed by...

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A real man vs Mr Grey

Feb 14, 2015 by

by Tamara Rajakariar, MercatorNet: Dear E.L. James (author of Fifty Shades of Grey), I have a bone to pick with you. Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love – not to degrade and thoroughly undermine it. But through your books, and now with the film’s release on February 14, that’s exactly what you are doing. You are conveying to women that certain characteristics in a man are attractive when they are really not. You are telling women that your book has something to do with love, whereas I...

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Is Christian Teaching on Sexuality Psychologically Harmful?

Feb 4, 2015 by

By Andrew T Walker and Glenn Stanton, Public Discourse: For parents with LGBT children, Christianity offers an alternative to false dilemmas of affirmation or abandonment. Around the beginning of the year, headlines told of the suicide of Josh “Leelah” Alcorn, a teen who self-identified first as gay, then as transgender. In the wake of this unspeakable tragedy, Josh’s suicide note was made public. In the note, he blamed his parents and their Christian faith for failing to adequately respond to...

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