Culture Wars

Conservatives and the death penalty

By |April 26th, 2015|

I’m not afraid to get embarrassed, and I want to share this philosophical, political, and epistemological journey with you, the reader, in hopes that you will enrich it.

I have not given comprehensive review to my […]

Is God a homophobe?

By |April 26th, 2015|

A God versus political correctness hoo-ha erupted when the Western Conservative Summit, which has been called the CPAC of the West, refused to allow the Log Cabin Republicans, a same-sex marriage advocacy group, a display […]

Advancing justice for unborn victims

By |April 22nd, 2015|

Acknowledging the humanity of an unborn child is always the right thing to do, and it shouldn’t always have to be discussed in the context of abortion. That’s why the recently introduced “Offenses Against […]

America 2015: Clashing freedoms can coexist

By |April 18th, 2015|

(’76 Editor) Did you hear about the Jewish festival selling an exhibit table to the Christian proselytizers? Or the Catholic conference where opponents, after pitching a fit, were allowed […]

Applying Lincoln to our culture’s civil wars

By |April 9th, 2015|

Last week, as radical Islamists slaughtered 148 Christian students at a Kenyan university, America’s faithful celebrated Easter and Passover in tranquility, demonstrating why religious liberty is not the eccentric uncle in the human-rights family — it’s the matriarch. […]

Apple won’t tolerate intolerance? Look in the mirror, Tim Cook

By |April 6th, 2015|

(CCU Student) Responding to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act in a Washington Post op-ed last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote, “There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country.” […]

If Christians Don’t Vote, More Christians Will Be Persecuted

By |November 2nd, 2014|

Mike Huckabee said on his show recently that only about 40 million of the 80 million evangelical Christians in America are even registered to vote. Only about half of those actually vote in presidential elections and only half of them, about 10 million, vote in midterms like the important election coming up Nov. 4. His numbers seem pretty accurate according to various sources, yet nearly 80% of Americans say they’re Christians. […]

Government scrutiny of sermons should set off constitutional alarms

By |October 17th, 2014|

(Centennial Fellow) This week several news stories have covered a uniquely problematic situation in Houston, TX. Houston’s city officials subpoenaed sermons of local pastors who oppose an ordinance that provides certain protections for LGBT community members. The ordinance would ban discrimination against LGBT by businesses serving the public, private employers, housing, city employment and city contracting – including provision for transgender people who are denied access to a particular restroom to be able to file a discrimination complaint. 
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Commentary: Exaggerating campus rape does not provide solutions

By |August 9th, 2014|

If you believe statistics mouthed by your president, and if you still define rape as it has been traditionally defined — sexual intercourse without consent, usually using force — our universities have become some of the most dangerous places in the world. […]

Don't ban Bossy, ban Beyonce

By |April 14th, 2014|

Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In and Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, has a line in her book that states “I want every little girl who’s told she’s bossy to be told instead that she has leadership skills.” As you have probably heard by now, her Lean In organization and the Girl Scouts of America have teamed up with various celebrities and some other well-known female figures to urge us to ban the use of the word bossy. As part of their “public service” campaign they have released a short ad featuring these women lecturing us about how they were called bossy and other names as children and therefore we should “ban bossy.” The “Ban Bossy – I’m Not Bossy. I’m the Boss” video has gone viral while stirring up some controversy along the way. It has now been viewed over 2,250,000 times on Youtube. […]