• Sexual Revolution •
December 12, 2005
Carol Platt Liebau thinks that if “religious” messages are to be censored in public because they offend secularists, then sexual messages should be curtailed as well. Writing in the Sunday edition of the Los Angeles Times, she argues that enough is enough.
December 6, 2005
December 6, 2005
Steve Sailer reviews Leonard Sax’s new book, Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences in the current issue of The Claremont Review . Sax’s book is truly important, presenting some of the most recent scientific discoveries about sex differences — especially as these relate to boys and girls. Sax is swimming against the feminist tide, and he knows it.
November 14, 2005
In the aftermath of the fall of the Iron Curtain, prominent writer V. S. Naipaul declared the dawn of a “universal civilization.” According to Naipaul’s vision, the end of the Cold War was a signal that the entire planet was moving toward a single civilizational form that would transcend ethnic differences, ideological cleavages, and the fault lines that have separated cultures in the past.
November 1, 2005
Unnoticed by much of the country, the Oregon Supreme Court issued two rulings on September 29 declaring that live sex shows represent a constitutionally-protected form of “speech.” The Court ruled that the Oregon Constitution protects live sex acts as “free speech” and struck down lower court rulings that had declared the acts illegal.
October 21, 2005
The issues of dating, courtship, and marriage have become hot-button concerns among American evangelicals–and especially among young people, their parents, and those who would minister among them. This much is clear: The model of dating, “hooking up,” and romantic involvement that prevails in the larger culture is incompatible with the Christian understanding of marriage, love, sex, and romance.
October 14, 2005
September 29, 2005
Brussels Journal is reporting the formalization of the first three-person civil union in The Netherlands. Victor de Bruijn of Roosendaal (a 46-year old man) “married” two women, Bianca (31) and Mirjam (35).
The report: “I love both Bianca and Mirjam, so I am marrying them both,” Victor said. He had previously been married to Bianca. Two and a half years ago they met Mirjam Geven through an internet chatbox. Eight weeks later Mirjam deserted her husband and came to live with Victor and Bianca. After Mirjam’s divorce the threesome decided to marry.
Victor: “A marriage between three persons is not possible in the Netherlands, but a civil union is. We went to the notary in our marriage costume and exchanged rings. We consider this to be just an ordinary marriage.”
Asked by journalists to tell the secret of their peculiar relationship, Victor explained that there is no jealousy between them. “But this is because Mirjam and Bianca are bisexual. I think that with two heterosexual women it would be more difficult.” Victor stressed, however, that he is “a one hundred per cent heterosexual” and that a fourth person will not be allowed into the “marriage.” They want to take their marriage obligations seriously: “to be honest and open with each other and not philander.”
Almost a year ago, I wrote a commentary sparked by Jonathan Turley’s argument that polygamy should be legalized. Turley is a professor of law at George Washington University and a frequent commentator in the media. Turley made a direct connection between the redefinition of marriage for same-sex unions and the inevitability of polygamy.
An untranslated report from a Dutch newspaper can be found here: “Een Man Met Twee Bruiden,” at www.ad.nl.