The Angry Mob And Their Counterfeit Religion
The seditious words and violent deeds of social justice zealots show all the hallmarks of a religious fervor intent on establishing their one true “faith.”
How can a radical sociopolitical movement led by Antifa protesters and the Black Lives Matter organization find its power within the abandoned territory of a failing Christianity? Isn’t there a clear difference between issues of Church and State, or theology and democracy? The answer may somewhat surprise you: This isn’t primarily a political uprising we... Continue Reading
Do Chinese Lives Matter?
They do to Christ – and they should to us.
The new national security law makes it against the law to criticise the Communist government, allows for closed door trials, wiretapping and for suspects to be taken to mainland China. The People’s Daily tweeted: “All of us are also happy to see a peaceful society coming back again in recent days. Hong Kong residents warmly welcome... Continue Reading
Enlightenment Liberalism Is Losing Ground In The Debate About Race
The liberalism of Enlightenment philosophy starts with the assertion that all human beings have equal moral worth. Yet when it comes to race many liberals have failed to live up to their own values.
Though that is not all thanks to Enlightenment liberals, obviously, liberalism has prospered as Marxism and fascism have failed. But its poor record on race, especially with regard to African-Americans, stands out. Income, wealth, education and incarceration remain correlated with ethnicity to a staggering degree. True, great steps have been taken against overt racial animus.... Continue Reading
Notes from the Revolution
How do we know the death of George Floyd was tied to race or racism?
Around our nation we have witnessed rioting and looting, mass violence, the killing (unintentional and intentional) of dozens of persons of various races, the burning of police stations, and the destruction of millions of dollars of property. In short, we are watching a level of violent revolutionary behavior that I have not witnessed in my... Continue Reading
Race, Identity and Grace
Welcome to the increasingly febrile world of identity politics.
You’d have thought the English rugby authorities would be pleased that fans had adopted an anti-slavery anthem as their song, but no. Writing in The Times (19 June), Phillips argued that an obsession with symbols has overtaken a desire to change the world. Toppling statues and banning songs won’t deal with the issue of racial equality. But... Continue Reading
An Important Win for Religious Liberty: Espinoza v. Montana
The opinion effectively ends the ability of state governments to discriminate against religious education under what are commonly referred to as “Blaine Amendments.”
The Supreme Court now finds in a 5-4 decision—with Chief Justice John Roberts writing the majority opinion along with Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh—that the Montana Supreme Court’s invalidation of the Montana scholarship tax credit/scholarship program was unconstitutional. When first instituted, the legislation allowed parents to use scholarship grants for tuition payments to religious... Continue Reading
Here’s The Dilemma Humanism Can’t Solve But Christianity Can
The Humanist savior is mankind, while the Christian savior is Jesus Christ.
There is another answer, the one provided by Jesus Christ. But secularists/humanists are increasingly not merely rejecting the answer provided by Jesus Christ, they are becoming more intolerant and impatient with it, as seen in radical leftist Shaun King’s declaration this week that “all murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European... Continue Reading
Bringing Down Churchill
Churchill’s statue in London’s Parliamentary Square was defaced by a protestor who spray-painted “was a racist” across its base.
While recognizing his flaws, we should, however, evaluate Churchill’s historical context and scrutinize his arguments. And we should remember that without Churchill, Britain might have capitulated to the Nazis as France did and that world history would be radically different. In leading Britain during World War II, Churchill acted with consummate courage and arguably had... Continue Reading
The Neoliberal Counter-Revolution
We’re witnessing a counter-revolution of the neoliberal class—academe, media, large corporations, ‘experts,’ Big Tech—against the nationalist revolution launched in 2016.
But when national institutions bow (or kneel) to the street fighters’ demands, it should tell us that something else is going on. We aren’t dealing with a Maoist or Marxist revolt, even if some protagonists spout hard-leftish rhetoric. Rather, what’s playing out is a counter-revolution of the neoliberal class — academe, media, large corporations, ‘experts’,... Continue Reading
Equal Opportunity for Me, Not Thee
LGBT Groups Push the NCAA to Boycott Idaho.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday filed a statement of interest in the Idaho case, saying the law provides equal protection for women. “Allowing biological males to compete in all-female sports is fundamentally unfair to female athletes,” Attorney General William Barr said. And in a recent 45-page letter, the U.S. Education Department threatened to... Continue Reading