Why govt policies promoting the family are the best cure for social ills: scholar

Mar 7, 2020 by

by Stephen Koxs, LifeSite: Libertarians are wrong to believe the government can and should be a neutral arbiter on social issues. The state must take an active role in promoting and protecting the family. That’s the advice of renowned scholar and author Mary Eberstadt. Eberstadt made the remarks on this week’s Jonathan Van Maren Show while talking about secularization and the loss of faith in the West. “If you want to talk about free markets, what you have to consider is the role that the...

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High lifetime number of sexual partners linked to increased cancer risk

Feb 18, 2020 by

by Linda Carroll, Reuters: People who have had 10 or more sexual partners during their lifetime may have increased odds of being diagnosed with cancer, a new study suggests. Women, in particular, had nearly twice the risk when they had 10 or more past partners compared to when they had one or none, researchers report in BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health. While the study team expected to find an association between number of sexual partners and cancer, they were surprised to find a gender...

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Derek Mackay – The End of the Scottish Government?

Feb 7, 2020 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: I thought that last week’s banning of Franklin Graham was a watershed moment for our culture. This is even more so. If you agree with this analysis (or even if you don’t) please feel free to pass this on. I am aware of people who agree but are scared to pass it on because of the intimidation they might face in their work….so feel free to do it for them! The Revolution begins here! The End of the Scottish Government? The Derek Mackay case has shaken Scottish...

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Kenny’s stages of rebellion, and the church’s response

Jan 28, 2020 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: We’ll start with an everyman. Let’s call him Kenny. He’s not unusual, in that while he is married to Lizzie, he finds other women attractive. He has a heterosexual orientation. Kenny lets his attention focus on a work colleague, Ellie, who’s married to Ollie. Our Ken desires, covets another man’s wife. Kenny makes his move at an office social, and Ellie reciprocates. They have sex, although both feel guilty afterwards and promise each other that it...

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Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics

Dec 8, 2019 by

by Dwight Longenecker, The Imaginative Conservative: Puzzled by the sudden surge of identity politics, Mary Eberstadt traces its genesis to the sexual revolution. By doing so, she addresses the “primal screams” of faceless, lonely people grabbing at an identity like a shipwrecked person clutching at flotsam. Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics, by Mary Eberstadt (192 pages, Templeton Press, 2019) A pastor who is even half doing his job will be on the front lines...

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

Dec 6, 2019 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 are necessary because, although they might limit pleasure and enjoyment in the short term, they actually minimize suffering and maximize human fulfillment in the long term. A few days ago I finished studying Sex and Culture for the second time. It is a remarkable book...

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