The Church That Cannot Make Up Its Mind

The famous Dr. Seuss once told the story of a “young man from Zoad, who came to two signs in the fork of the road.” Forced to choose between two directions, the indecisive Zoad simply decided to go both directions at once. As Dr. Seuss explained, “that’s how the Zoad who would not take a chance went to no place at all with a split in his pants.”

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Kinsey as He Really Was–What You Won’t See in the Movie

Brace yourselves. The movie, Kinsey, opened in theaters last Friday, introducing a new generation of Americans to the infamous “father” of sex research in America. Yet, the movie is really not a true portrait of Alfred Kinsey at all. Instead of portraying the twisted and tormented mind of this propagandist for the sexual revolution, the movie presents Kinsey as an angel of light who brought America out of repression and darkness.

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Nicholas Kristof Strikes Again, This Time on ‘God and Sex’

Nicholas Kristof is at it again. In his October 23, 2004 column in The New York Times, he begins by asking this question: “So when God made homosexuals who fall deeply, achingly in love with each other, did he goof?” Like the little boy who can’t keep his hand out of the cookie jar, Kristof can’t resist the opportunity to stick his finger in the eyes of America’s evangelical Christians.

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A New Look at Lust: The Secular View

When philosopher Simon Blackburn was invited to present a lecture on one of the Seven Deadly Sins, he feared he would be asked to address sloth. “I did worry,” he said, “not because of unfamiliarity with the vice, but because of doubts about having the energy to find something to say about it.”

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The Sexual Clash of Civilizations

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.

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Moral Degeneracy Goes Mainstream: New Evidence

Strip dancing has gone mainstream? The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously warned that America was “defining deviancy down,” and lowering the moral threshold to dangerous levels. Graphic evidence of this trend is found in the October 28 issue of USA Today, which featured an article on “Stripping’s New Side.” It’s not for the faint-hearted.

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The Creepy Porn of Abercrombie & Fitch: Are Parents Blind?

William F. Buckley, Jr. has accurately described pornography’s pervasive presence in our culture as “the creepy wallpaper of our daily lives.” That creepy wallpaper is now being used to sell clothing–and promiscuity–to our children. Parents had better wake up and open their eyes. The company is aiming for your kids’ full attention.

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