Michael Brown

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Sex Change Industry: What They Don't Tell You

The story from Belgium was absolutely tragic. A 44-year-old woman disappointed by her female-to male surgery decided to die by euthanasia, feeling that the surgery had left her a monster. But the story behind the story is even more tragic

The Contemporary Gospel Of Sin and Me

The biblical gospel starts with God and tells me what I can do to please him. The contemporary gospel – which is really no gospel at all – starts with me and tells me what God can do to please me.

Should We Trust Iran?

The new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani seems to have softened his tone towards Israel and, for the first time since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the president of the United States has had direct communication with the leader of Iran. Does this signal a real change for the better? Can we really trust Iran? I seriously doubt it.

Taking Baby Killing to a New Low

In light of the recent, shocking revelations about abortion clinic horrors, including all kinds of health code violations, it would only be logical to think that state governments would be reading the riot act to these clinics, telling them if they want to stay open, they had better comply with the law.

Keith Olbermann, Craig James, and a Shocking Example Of Double Standards

So this is what our society has come to. Within a 10-day period, sportscaster Craig James was fired by Fox Sports for comments he had made against homosexuality during a political campaign last year while Keith Olbermann was lauded for his 9-minute anti-Russia, pro-homosexuality rant on ESPN. The double standards are as glaring as they are shocking.

Miley Cyrus and the Tragedy of A Lost Childhood

Childhood is a time of innocence, a time of wonder, a time of discovery, and no amount of fame and money can make up for the loss of a childhood. Just ask Miley Cyrus, whose newest video is reported to be even worse than her recent "twerking" display at MTV's VMA awards.

Test Cases for Freedoms of Religion and Conscience

Already in April, 2009, an article in the Washington Post documented how, "Faith organizations and individuals who view homosexuality as sinful and refuse to provide services to gay people are losing a growing number of legal battles that they say are costing them their religious freedom."

Gay 'Bullies' Strike Again

Many Americans were shocked to hear the report by Todd Starnes that "A family-owned Christian bakery, under investigation for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, has been forced to close its doors after a vicious boycott by militant homosexual activists." But why should we surprised?

Where Are Today's Statesmen?

While reading a book about Winston Churchill framed in his own words, I was struck by the vast difference between his leadership and our contemporary crop of leaders here in America. Where are the statesmen among us?

Transgender Mayhem in California: Boys Will Be Girls Will Be Boys

What would have sounded completely unbelievable just 20 years ago is now law, thanks to California's Governor Jerry Brown: "transgender students" – meaning children from K-12 who believe they are trapped in the wrong body – can "pick the restrooms they want to use, and the sports teams they want to play on, based on their gender identity."

A Right-Wing, Fundamentalist Christian, Mass Murderer?

The murderous acts of Anders Breivik in Norway will be seen as proof that conservative Christians in America might just turn violent too, as if the demented actions of an anti-Muslim, anti-multiculturalist Norwegian have anything to do with the spiritual, moral, and cultural aspirations of American Christ-followers

Let the Awakening Begin

America’s greatest crisis today is not economic, nor is it political, social, or military. But our greatest crisis goes deeper. It is a spiritual crisis