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    Who is the Hate Group?

    by Austin Ruse

    Some leftwing activists say I run a hate group. They imply we are no better than the KKK or skin-head groups that want to blow up buildings and kill minorities. They want all Americans to be frightened of us. We…

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    Gay Activists Target St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    by Matthew Hennessey

    If you’ve never been to the annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, better put it on your calendar for next year. That is, if there is a next year. Time could be running out on the world’s biggest…

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    Media Mendacity Over Proposed Arizona Bill

    by Rachel Lu

    We’ve been hearing a lot about Jim Crow lately, so perhaps it would be worthwhile to recall the history behind the Jim Crow legislation. This will enable us to more accurately decide whether Arizona’s recently proposed SB 1062 (which was…

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    What GLAAD and Muslim Extremists Have in Common

    by William Kilpatrick

    GLAAD is the Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation. The OIC is the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation, a 56-state organization which constitutes the largest voting bloc in the UN. At first glance, the two groups would not seem to…

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    Quotas for Transsexuals: What ENDA Portends

    by Austin Ruse

    A man dressed as a woman entered a women’s locker-room at a college in Washington State. This locker-room at Evergreen State College is used not just by co-eds but also by little girls who use the college for programs. In…

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    Gay Persecution of Christians: The Latest Evidence

    by Stephen Beale

    After six years and hundreds of celebratory confections, it wasn’t the economy, the stiff competition, financing, or any of the other usual road bumps of building a new business that caused Sweet Cakes by Melissa—a husband-and-wife bakery in Portland, Oregon…

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    The Transgender Culture Wars

    by Anne Hendershott

    A few weeks ago, readers of the New York Post were confronted with a story whose sensational title was characteristic of the tabloid: “I’m a Guy Again! ABC newsman who switched genders wants to switch back.” Replete with pictures of…

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    Where Have You Gone, Joe McCarthy?

    by Anthony Esolen

    The mayor of San Antonio glares down at the electrician, who is bidding for a contract to wire some new public offices. “Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Roman Catholic Church?” The electrician looks…

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    When Classrooms are Pulpits for Bullies

    by Anthony Esolen

    On June 19, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled in favor of a high school student named Daniel Glowacki, who had charged that his high school teacher, Jay McDowell, had violated his constitutional right to…

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    Gay Panic Over New Russian Laws

    by Austin Ruse

    A psychiatrist of the early 20th century coined “homosexual panic” to describe an overreaction by heterosexuals who have been hit on by a gay guy. Now it’s the gays turn to panic, in this case by any public criticism, imaginary…

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    How to Fix Our System of Higher Education

    by F. H. Buckley

    For Catholic parents with intelligent high school children, this can be a trying time. A good many ostensibly Catholic universities have simply become indistinguishable from the mass of U.S. colleges. Take Georgetown, for example, which the New York Times gleefully…

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    What Did the Pope Really Say about Gays in the Priesthood?

    by Fr. Regis Scanlon, O.F.M. Cap

    Very few popes give off-the-cuff interviews to reporters to begin with, and even less joke and have fun with the reporters. So, when Pope Francis did just that as he returned from World Youth Day, it was a stunner. It…

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    Want Religious Liberty? Live Your Faith

    by Arland K. Nichols

    From the standpoint of Catholicism there is no more important right than religious liberty. It is the first of our freedoms. As Catholics, we cherish religious liberty because we have been made by God and for God—our hearts are restless,…

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    Hatred of Nature: Hatred of Sex

    by Anthony Esolen

    The state legislature of California has passed a bill to protect self-identification in matters of class and race.  If a child in a public school identifies himself as the Prince of Pasadena, and dresses and behaves accordingly, then he must…

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    Welcome to the Mental Ward

    by Anthony Esolen

    Chesterton once wrote that the madman is not the fellow who has lost his reason, but the fellow who has lost everything but his reason.  Such a person, seized by a single monomaniacal idea, loses his balance, as if under…

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    Gay Scouting as the New Normal

    by Bruce Frohnen

    My favorite of Russell Kirk’s many books always has been Enemies of the Permanent Things.  This wonderful, at times ironic, volume is a collection of social commentary, hopeful reminders of work still being done by important thinkers, and biting criticism….

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    When a Crowd Becomes a Mob

    by Donald DeMarco

    It was Victoria Day in Canada and the Toronto Blue Jays were hosting the Rays of Tampa Bay. The word “hosting,” however, hardly applied to the treatment that one Yunel Escobar, the Rays shortstop, received, who was lustfully booed each…

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    The Boy Scouts Cave In

    by Robert R. Reilly

    The Boy Scouts have fought long and hard against being forced to include avowed homosexuals in its ranks as either Scouts or scoutmasters. In the Boy Scouts of America v. Dale (2000), the Supreme Court upheld the Boy Scouts’ First…

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    The New Meaning of “Cultural Competence”

    by Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg

    The absurdity of the mantra “don’t judge” is lost on the ideologues. Ideology is the worship of an idea and as such it is the worship of self because in deciding what ideas to worship, the ideologue makes himself the…

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    Onward, De-Christianized Soldiers

    by George Neumayr

    The liberationist philosophy underpinning Obama’s co-ed, gay-friendly military holds, on the one hand, that sexuality is inherently fixed and thus beyond the control of individuals, and on the other that sexuality is subject to re-shaping “through changes in culture.” The…

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