The Rise Of Political Correctness

Every form of progressivism bases itself on the claim of a special, “scientific,” knowledge of what is wrong with humanity and how to fix it.

Consider the main enemy: religion. America’s mainline Protestant denominations have long since delivered their (diminishing) flocks to the ruling class’s progressive priorities. Pope Francis advertises his refusal to judge attacks on Western civilization, including the murder of priests. His commitment of the Catholic Church to the building of “a new humanity,” as he put it... Continue Reading

Evangelicals in Exile

To be a Christian, I and my friends were learning, was to become an exile

“During the Trump presidency, I don’t believe this attitude has changed—certainly not at Wheaton College, the evangelical institution where I now teach. Yet cries of ‘evangelical’ complicity in our current political predicament grow ever louder. Lately I took a walk through the Billy Graham Center Museum here on campus, to see whether I had got... Continue Reading

Trump’s Supreme Court Pick: Religious Freedom Defender Neil Gorsuch

Scholarly Denver judge who ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby would fill Scalia's seat as the court's only Protestant.

Princeton University professor Robert P. George praised his friend Gorsuch as a finalist on Trump’s short list last week, saying: He is intellectually extremely gifted and is deeply committed to the (actual) Constitution and the rule of law. He will not manufacture “rights” or read things into the Constitution that aren’t there or read things... Continue Reading

New Research Debunks The ‘Ball And Chain’ Myth

Experts say married men are happier and healthier than single men.

Researchers Bradford Wilcox, a professor and the director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, and Nicholas Wolfinger, a professor at the University of Utah, examined recent sociology studies focused on the cost and benefits of marriage for men. They found a clear takeaway: Marriage is good for men in “every conceivable... Continue Reading

Christian Public Health Expert Fired for Belief Homosexuality Is Sin Settles Suit for Nearly $250K

"I am grateful this trial has finally ended," Walsh said in the statement

“Walsh, an accomplished public health expert, was invited to be the commencement speaker for Pasadena City College’s class of 2014. Some students, however, reportedly objected to his selection and highlighted videos of his sermons online and complained to the school about his religious views.”   Dr. Eric Walsh, a Christian public health expert and lay... Continue Reading

Is The New York Times Ignorant About Religion?

In my view, the NYT’s progressive columnists are not as attuned to the role of faith in public life

“And given that the conservative establishment portrays The New York Times as the embodiment of all that’s wrong with elite media culture, critics and watchdog sites regularly blast the NYT for bias and even ignorance. Is The New York Times really ignorant about matters of faith?”   This question arises from time to time, as... Continue Reading

Homeschool Family Sues NYC After Being Subjected to 60-Day Investigation

"Because social services is being told by the central office of homeschooling 'No, this child has not registered,' they then say this is educational neglect."

“Even though Acevedo sent a notice of intent to homeschool her son to the superintendent via certified mail, it was never registered in the central office, therefore, her son accrued unexcused absences. After so many weeks of absences, Acevedo’s son was referred to a truancy officer and social services for investigation.”   America’s premier homeschool... Continue Reading

Washington Floral Artist To Ask U.S. Supreme Court To Protect Her Freedom

Washington Supreme Court says government can force people to create artistic expression, participate in events with which they disagree.

A Washington floral artist says she will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a decision Thursday by the state’s high court that concluded that the government can force her—and, by extension, other Washingtonians—to create artistic expression and participate in events with which they disagree.   Related Case: State of Washington v. Arlene’s Flowers | Ingersoll... Continue Reading

The 4 Horsemen of the Philosophical Apocalypse

Intellectual trends of modern education: “The four horsemen of the philosophical apocalypse”

These pernicious ideas have grown in strength since Hutchins wrote in 1951. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that the “four horsemen of the philosophical apocalypse” now permeate most public and private schools.   According to Hutchins, these four horsemen were harbingers of “the disintegration of the West.”   Robert Maynard Hutchins (1899-1977) was the dean of... Continue Reading

Boy Scouts: Kind No More

The Boy Scouts have announced that children who are biologically female but identify as male may now be scouts.

We all want to alleviate the distress of children who feel like they do not fit in. Well-meaning parents caught up by the glorification of gender transitions in popular culture are risking significant psychological and physical damage to their children. Warm parenting is a far safer option. According to the Boy Scout Law, Scouts are... Continue Reading