Dennis Prager laments Chick-fil-A pulling funding from Christian organizations that believe in Biblical marriage.Read More »
Townhall Review – June 29, 2019
Hugh Hewitt turns to Eliana Johnson of Politico to talk about Iran and the President’s last-minute decision not to take military action.
Larry Elder explains why he doesn’t believe presidential hopeful and former Vice-President Joe Biden has a chance the nomination.
Hugh Hewitt asks Pete Peterson, Dean of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, if California Governor Gavin Newsom’s health care proposal for illegal immigrants is a step towards an eventual presidential candidacy.
Dennis Prager explains why marriage is good for individuals.Read More »
I’m sure I’m not alone in knowing several families that are prosperous, hard-working and deeply religious and yet lose children to the world of drugs, out-of-wedlock birth, welfare dependence and hopelessness.
It’s also increasingly common to see solidly middle-class couples who, after 20 or 30 years of seemingly successful marriage, suddenly break up, causing pain to themselves, their children and even their grandchildren. In spite of a booming economy and increased opportunity, so-called “deaths of despair”—through suicide, alcoholism or drug overdoses—have reached unprecedented levels.
This explains the seeming disconnect between our prevailing prosperity and the big majorities who believe America’s on the wrong track for our future.
The essential problem involves the collapse of family life, and with neither liberals nor conservatives addressing the issue in meaningful ways, our politics seems to offer only a sideshow rather than a solution.Read More »
The United Methodist Church has defied mainline Protestant history by saying “no” to the sexual revolution in a crucial vote.
The news came as a result of action at the St. Louis meeting, there was a special general conference of the United Methodist Church—the last mainline Protestant denomination that had not fully surrendered to the LGBTQ revolution.
By a narrow vote of delegates, the denomination voted to uphold biblical standards of sexual morality, the historic teachings of the United Methodist Church consistent with 2,000 years of church history defining marriage exclusively as the union of a man and a woman.
The narrow vote does not once-for-all answer the future direction of the denomination. But it does point to the strains within just one church that are untenable and unbearable. They cannot last.
But the big news is this: A major, mainline denomination has said “no” to the sexual revolution.
Let’s see how the liberal power structures in that denomination and in others respond.Read More »
Will pastors in the Netherlands who affirm biblical Christianity face criminal prosecution?
That may well be the case.
Back in 2017, a group of evangelical Christians concerned about the confusion of the age wrote and adopted a statement that became known as the Nashville Statement—affirming a biblical understanding of marriage and human sexuality. That statement was addressing issues that the church faces in modern America—but, of course, the situation is not merely American, it is increasingly worldwide.
That takes us to a recent headline from the Netherlands: 250 Christian leaders have signed the Nashville Statement. And–what is so ominous—the Dutch government prosecution service is deciding whether or not the very signing and publication of the Nashville Statement is actually a violation worthy of criminal prosecution.
Yes, it’s ominous: Merely publishing and signing this statement may be, as the Dutch prosecution services indicated, a criminal offense.Read More »
“If they would rather die they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.”
With that quote, Ebenezer Scrooge makes perfectly clear the true political message of “A Christmas Carol.” Dickens was writing amidst a wave of hysteria about population growth, triggered shortly before by Thomas Malthus, who argued that reproduction would exceed growth in food.
Scrooge was both anti-procreation and anti-marriage. He fell out with his nephew Fred simply because the latter decided to marry. When the ghost of Christmas present said that he had more than 1,800 brothers, Scrooge lamented that this would be a large family to provide for.
Of course Scrooge and Malthus turned out to be wrong and nephew Fred and Christmas Present turned out to be right. In 1800 there were roughly 1 billion people on planet earth, now there are almost 7 billion.
So, this Christmas season when your friends try to use a Christmas Carol as a club against capitalism, tell them the true meaning of a Christmas Carol, that there is no such thing as surplus people.