Oscar Wilde: “Gay” Icon or “Homophobe”?

By |2018-11-09T21:09:17-05:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Homosexual Unions, Joseph Pearce, Literature, Morality, Oscar Wilde, Religion, Senior Contributors, Sexuality|

It is time to whisper the truth that dare not speak its name. In short, it’s time to face the real facts about Oscar Wilde and his real views on homosexuality… It was with a queer sense of déjà vu that I heard the news that a “temple” in homage to Oscar Wilde has [...]

What Classical Education Tells Us About Sex Education

By |2019-06-17T17:12:59-05:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Culture, Education, Great Books, Sexuality|

Our morally bankrupt culture sees sex as no more important, complex, or harmless than the ABCs. But it is unwise to teach the young that which is both beyond their understanding and harmful to their developing character. What American families need are educators who understand the true purpose of their craft and who possess a [...]

“Seinfeld”: The Politically Incorrect Comedy

By |2018-05-31T11:04:21-05:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Art, Conservatism, Culture, Love, Philosophy, Sexuality, Television|

Seinfeld may be the first situation comedy truly to achieve the status of art. It’s a comic study of life after several decades of a counterculture that supposedly upended all the rules of life, definitely obscured the path to maturity, and persistently encouraged doing as one likes… The long-running sitcom Seinfeld has been in frequent syndication on [...]

The “Me Too” Movement: What Would Plato Say?

By |2018-05-16T23:36:00-05:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Aristotle, Culture, Plato, Politics, Sexuality, Virtue|

Sexual misconduct is usually characterized as some kind of “power grab,” typically carried out by ruthless men seeking to prey upon the vulnerability of a woman. Yet Plato suggests that disordered sexual desire is a problem of the democratic soul… Speaking about British actress Kadian Noble’s lawsuit filed against Harvey Weinstein on the grounds [...]

The Mister Rogers-ification of Christianity

By |2018-04-17T23:26:45-05:00April 17th, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Culture, Sexuality, Television|

I would not dream of condemning Mister Rogers for keeping overt religious references out of his broadcasts in order to reach the widest possible audience and provide a valuable public service with his message of love. What I do condemn is the idea that Christian faith does not deserve representation unless first watered down [...]

Making Britain Great Again: The “Deplorable” C.S. Lewis

By |2018-04-23T14:40:46-05:00April 10th, 2018|Categories: C.S. Lewis, Christian Humanism, Christianity, Faith, Family, Feminism, Sexuality|

Compared to today’s decidedly pragmatic US President, the tradition-minded Cambridge medievalist proves to be more exclusive and more provincial, for it is the creator of the beloved Narnia series who would resist tenaciously any attempt to flood his country with Norwegians, however law-abiding and productive. So before preaching the Benedict Option or crusading for pro-life feminism, let the [...]

Why Christians Are the Real Freaks

By |2018-03-15T16:31:40-05:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Culture, Film, Homosexual Unions, Politics, Sexuality|

The narrative of the film The Greatest Showman is familiar, but the narrative is wrong. It insists that there is this creative and wonderful minority of show freaks that is being kept down by the haters because of who they are. But in actuality, faithful Christians are the freaks, not the LGBTs… Hollywood has produced a [...]

Do We Need New Gender Pronouns?

By |2018-02-05T20:20:47-05:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: Aristotle, Christianity, Culture, Philosophy, Sexuality, Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg|

In politics, compromise and consensus may have to suffice, but in academia, it is absurd to let consensus, identity politics, subjective self-reference, or anything else supersede truth… A prominent professor of linguistics publically taught the party line on gender pronouns. It is not necessary to name the semi-famous professor because even though it is [...]

My Random, Bold Predictions for 2018

By |2018-01-04T16:59:45-05:00January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Civil Society, Conservatism, Culture, Donald Trump, Dwight Longenecker, Europe, Islam, Politics, Pope Francis, Sexuality|

Let it be known that I am not a prophet, and I will quite happily eat crow, eat my hat, eat my words… eat whatever is necessary when my prognostications prove preposterous and my prophecies prove to be not prophetic, but pathetic. Nevertheless, with my finger to the wind and my squinty eye on [...]

The Sexual Revolution and Its Victims

By |2018-10-02T13:33:09-05:00November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Anthony Esolen, Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, Featured, Marriage, Sexuality|Tags: |

The sexual revolution has brought us a world wherein people sweat themselves to death in the pursuit of unhappiness. Some of those people, by the grace of God, miss their aim… What strikes me most powerfully about the defenders of the sexual revolution is their immovable abstraction. Always the matter is couched in terms [...]

Are Conservatives Simply Unqualified to Teach?

By |2016-09-22T05:45:25-05:00September 11th, 2016|Categories: Bruce Frohnen, Conservatism, Featured, Homosexual Unions, Secularism, Sexuality|

Every now and again a left wing academic (pardon the redundancy) states his prejudices so baldly and unselfconsciously that he provides a highly useful insight into the mind of his class. Such is the case with an essay published in the Raleigh News & Observer by William Snider, a professor in the department of [...]

How the Hook-Up Culture Is Damaging Women

By |2016-07-22T22:43:06-05:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Culture War, Feminism, Sexuality|

A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. —Henry David Thoreau, Walden A few months ago, a young woman at Stanford University [...]

Naked in the Public Square

By |2016-06-20T21:14:35-05:00June 20th, 2016|Categories: Bruce Frohnen, Christianity, Culture War, Freedom of Religion, Senior Contributors, Sexuality|

The “Naked Public Square” is Clothed—with Intolerance When Richard John Neuhaus published The Naked Public Square in 1988, his book captured the imagination of a generation of religious conservatives. Neuhaus expressed the concerns of millions of Christians in particular, who saw public life being stripped of religious symbols and content. He went on to [...]