The Next Frontier in the Sexual Revolution

Sep 27, 2020 by

by Scott Yenor, First Things: What if the sexual revolution is not even half over? Sexual revolutionaries have had many victories since the 1960s, but they have not yet fulfilled their greatest ambitions. Promoting childhood sexuality will bring them closer to their goal. Sexual revolutionaries in the ’60s hoped to achieve total liberation by undermining the institutions and manners that “repressed sexuality.” In an atmosphere free of repression, they believed, all expressions of sexuality...

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Family breakdown and the rise of identity politics

Sep 1, 2020 by

by Kurt Mahlburg, MercatorNet: Lacking familial love and cohesion, today’s young adults turn to groups based on race, sexuality or some other minority identity for belonging. With months of race riots continuing in the United States, identity politics is a phrase all too familiar to us in 2020. Often credited to French philosopher Michel Foucault, identity politics is a window on the world that sees all social relationships as a power struggle. Black versus white, male versus female, gay...

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Reading between lines of recent surveys: Is the worst of the Sexual Revolution over?

Apr 26, 2020 by

by Richard Ostling, Get Religion: THE QUESTION: “Is the Worst of the Sexual Revolution Over?” THE RELIGION GUY’S ANSWER: The New York Times ran a feature last month about teens wearing shirts that proclaim “Virginity Rocks.” This fad did not originate with those Christian “True Love Waits” crusaders but a YouTube personality who professed a “tongue in cheek” attitude but said he’s happy if teens advocate abstinence, and some actually do take the slogan seriously. A dog-eared maxim in our...

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Why Sexual Morality May be Far More Important than You Ever Thought

Apr 26, 2020 by

by Kirk Durston: One winter afternoon I was relaxing with a half-dozen fellow graduate philosophy students discussing theories of law and punishment. About an hour into the discussion, it occurred to me that some moral laws might limit pleasure and enjoyment in the short term but in the long term minimize suffering and maximize human fulfillment. A few days ago I finished studying Sex and Culture for the second time. It is a remarkable book summarizing a lifetime of research by Oxford social...

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How a ‘consequence-free’ sex culture actually destroys young people

Apr 16, 2020 by

by Joseph Shaw, LifeSite: ‘Having fun’ before marriage can have serious physical and spiritual ramifications. The world into which we send our young people is unlike our ancestors’ world in many ways. It is organized on principles of reward and punishment that combine in an incoherent way, and therefore send mixed signals. In certain respects, it has become difficult to combine virtue and natural happiness with worldly success, and this creates painful choices. Modernity likes to...

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The Moral Revolution and the Media

Apr 2, 2020 by

by Albert Mohler, The Briefing: How activist organisations hide behind deceptive research with press complicity. Listen here  

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