25 Truths Essential To Restoring Our Freedoms

Happy Independence Day! Today, more than any Independence Day in my lifetime, is a day for thinking about what it will take for us to restore our freedoms in America. Freedom for some is being able to do what one wants. Better thinkers — including America’s Founders — have seen it rather as the freedom to do what […]

Doesn’t this university’s decision send a message that LGBT persons are more emotionally fragile?

“Allowing an Anscombe Society event could cause suicides, a student claims.” An upcoming conference on heterosexual marriage is being denounced as hate speech by the Stanford Graduate Student Council (GSC), which is seeking to quash the event. Last week, the council at the top-ranked California university voted ten to two to deny funding for the […]

Xe, Zir, Xyr: From “In Loco Parentis” to “Loco-Parental

Un-be-lievable. University of Tennessee tells staff and students to stop using ‘he’ and ‘she’ | Daily Mail Online They’re supposed to “start referring to one another with terms like ‘xe’, ‘zir’ and ‘xyr’ instead.” A gay-rights administrator there said, “the new language regime will make the university ‘welcoming and inclusive’ and stop people feeling ‘marginalized’.” The […]

Irony and Intolerance On Campus: Case Study at UNC Wilmington

So there was this student group at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, you see, that was hosting a campus discussion on abortion. Maybe they should have known better than to have tried. It’s a rancorous issue everywhere, with religion right at the heart of the dispute, and of course everyone knows that one side […]

Speech codes: The offense against LGBT people that no one seems to notice

Lydia McGrew performs a masterful analysis of events and reactions relating to a professor shutting down pro-natural marriage statements in class. Please read her post for the whole story and her insightful comments. I have just one or two things to add. She quotes a blogger, MarquettePhilosopher, who says, “I am in full support of […]

Liberty U Student Editor Criticized for Recognizing Homosexuals’ and Christians’ Shared Humanity

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series To Treat One Another As Humans The Christian News Network posted an article last Thursday calling into question a Religion News Service opinion piece by Tré Goins-Phillips, an editor at Liberty University’s student newspaper, in which he called for common ground with homosexuals. I think […]

College History Without Wars: Truth, Salvation, or None of the Above?

My daughter called home yesterday from college, during the first session of a course on World History Since 1500. “I’m dropping this course,” she said. “The teacher said she’s not going to cover any wars. She thinks it’s more important to study the ways people have saved other people than to talk about people killing […]