As scientific evidence continues to mount that porn addiction is real, one writer is ridiculing the notion, charging that secular anti-pornography efforts are rooted in "conservative Christian propaganda."
Last week, Salon magazine feminism reporter Amanda Marcotte highlighted the case of Christian Hine, a South Carolina man who pled guilty to multiple sexual crimes, including possession of child pornography, to argue that porn is not addictive. In an effort to get his sentence reduced, Hine's attorney argued that his client's porn addiction fueled his actions.
In response to anti-porn arguments from campaigns like Fight the New Drug, which often warns against the addictive power of feel-good brain chemicals like dopamine and how repeated porn use rewires the brain, Marcotte asserts that "the notion that feeling good is suspect should be a reader's first clue that this site is dealing more in conservative Christian propaganda." more >>
In the 1500s, reformer Martin Luther gave us this warning: "I am much afraid that schools will prove to be the great gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth."
Let's face it, those days are long gone. Morals are not only airbrushed out of schools but also society as a whole. Today, it's not just the absence of the positive but it's the presence of the negative.
Young people carefully monitored in homeschooling and Christian schools aren't exempt. All our youth face ungodly peer pressure and cultural inducements unprecedented in history. Even those in more "protective" Christian environments still face the onslaught of Hollywood hedonism flooding pop culture via television, movies, music, and the Internet. more >>
A California elementary school has banned a Christian student group from meeting on its campus after the district's superintendent received a complaint from the nation's largest atheist organization.
Mariposa Elementary School of the Brea Olinda Unified School District once hosted a Christian student group that met after hours named Club Monarch.
However, after the Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter of complaint earlier this year to the school district, they responded by barring students in the club from meeting at the elementary school or any other school in the district. more >>
In a day and age when many professional athletes succumb to lust and the pressure of sexual temptation, former NFL Player and Super Bowl-winning tight end Ben Utecht says he wore a wedding band even before he was married to guard against the temptation of sexual sin.
Utecht, the son of a Methodist pastor who grew up to not only star at the University of Minnesota but also play for the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals before his career ended after suffering his fifth documented concussion in 2009, has released a new book detailing his life story so that his wife and four daughters can understand why it is that their husband and father may one day not even recognize who they are.
In his book, Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away: A Love Letter to My Family, Utecht explains that he is losing his memories. more >>
A beloved Christian couple from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who were preparing to move to Japan for long-term missionary work, perished with their three children in a fiery crash in Nebraska on their way to finish missionary training in Colorado.
Nebraska State Patrol confirmed in a Fox 9 report in August that Jamison and Kathryne Pals, both 29, and their three children, Ezra, 3, Violet, 23 months, and Calvin just 2 months old, all died in the multiple vehicle crash involving a semitrailer on westbound I-80 near Brule in Nebraska.
The Omaha World-Herald reported at about 11:30 a.m. on July 31 that the semitrailer truck driven by Tony Weekly Jr., 53, hit the back of the Pals' westbound 2007 Dodge minivan and the collision pushed the semi and van into three other westbound vehicles. Another victim, identified as Terry Sullivan, 56, also died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash. more >>
Christian colleges were recently given the label of "absolute worst" for LGBT students due to, among other things, requesting a religious exemption to the Obama administration's current interpretation of Title IX regulations.
Campus Pride's "shame list" has 102 Christian colleges and universities at the time of this publication.
There is not a lesser "worst" category. Rather, all colleges that fail Campus Pride's standards are labeled "absolute worst." more >>