What if the “Culture War” Never Happened?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the “culture wars” and their legacy and what damage they have done to the witness of the church. The problem with many of these arguments is not that they’re too critical of the culture war, it’s that they’re not critical enough of the “culture war.” In other [Read More...]

Is the “Good War” Against Abortion, and the “Bad War” Against Gay Marriage?

The great Fred Barnes at The Weekly Standard recently wrote: Foes of gay rights are now seen by the press as fighting the bad war, roughly analogous to Vietnam. Pro-lifers are waging the good war, like World War II. “You get much less grief fighting against abortion than you do fighting to preserve traditional marriage,” [Read More...]

The Canary in the Mineshaft: The Poisonous Climate of the Pro-Choice Movement

Note: This is a weekend replay, republishing a piece from my Patheos column.  I’ve since moved from the column to the blog, and periodically post pieces here that readers of the blog might not have seen. The Canary in the Mineshaft As a single leaf turns not yellow but with the silent knowledge of the [Read More...]

Morning Links: Anders Breivik, "Sister Wives," Amy Winehouse, and the Beach Boys

In the News 1.  The attack in Norway was horrific, with an explosion in town to attract the interest of police and then a wanton slaughter of the children of the elite on an island summer-camp.  Anders Breivik was driven by a sort of “crusade” on behalf of Christian society.  And Norway police arrived 90 [Read More...]

Morning Report, August 20: Public Splition, Reverend Obama, Rabbi Obama, WWJD, In Government We Trust, LaRouchitler, Abortion Mandate, Ted Kennedy, Hold the Mayo (Clinic), and Avatar

1.  Democrats are now considering splitting the health care reform into two or more bills–which, as I’ve said previously, is what they should have done from the start.  The question is: can you get the water back into the glass?  More specifically, however, Reid proposes to set the budgetary elements into one bill, which can [Read More...]


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