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I generally don’t pay very close attention to pop culture, but as a parent, especially as my kids get older, that is a dangerous game. As I explain in my piece today, the gods and goddesses of our nation’s children can be found in pop culture. This is where so many kids in our society learn almost everything about life, morality, spirituality, and sexuality. Pop culture is important. Far more important that it should be or would be if parents were more engaged and involved.
So when Beyonce released her new album over the weekend, I couldn’t help but notice the insanely over-the-top celebration and adulation that came with it. Fans and the media have agreed that Beyonce is a creative genius and everything she produces is sacred and awe-inspiring. Worse than that, I’ve seen and heard many women call Beyonce’s music — particularly this latest offering — “empowering.”
Even the President of the United States agrees that Beyonce is empowering. He said he could not think of a better role model for his daughters. Many parents across the nation agree.
I want to dissect that idea today. Is Beyonce empowering for women? Is pop music in general empowering? We’ll explore that. But, not to spoil the ending, the answer is absolutely no:
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Monday, April 25, 2016
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Thursday, April 21, 2016
It’s probably not breaking news that I am, and have been publicly since July, a proud member of the Never Trump club. I would say I’m perhaps a founding member considering the club was so small back then, but that’s a discussion for another day.
As a member of this club, one of the accusations I hear all the time is that I will be responsible for “electing Hillary” if I don’t vote for Trump in the general election (should he win the nomination). I find this claim so absurd that it’s barely worth addressing, but because I hear it so often, I decided to dedicate a post to it.
Here’s the short and sweet version: if Hillary becomes president, it won’t be my fault for not voting Trump, it will be the fault of Trump supporters for nominating such an abysmally terribly candidate in the first place.
Trump fans don’t get to foist this ridiculous buffoon on us and then blame us when he loses. It doesn’t work that way. Sorry. No. If you vote to place Trump in the general election, the inevitable landslide defeat, and the 8 year reign of Queen Hillary, will be on your shoulders.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
A couple of absolutely insane stories from the front lines of the culture war this week. First, Target has announced that its customers can use whatever bathroom coincides with their “gender identity.” So, considering my wife and daughter will not be safe in their facilities anymore, I’m done with Target.
Second, more outrageous, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday that schools don’t have the right to segregate bathrooms based on sex. The majority opinion in the case actually puts scare quotes around “biological sex” and insinuates that no such thing necessarily exists.
Now, in my post this morning I’m not going to again explain the basic reality that men have penises and women have vaginas and whoever has a penis cannot be a woman and whoever has a vagina cannot be a man. We’ve already covered that extensively, but if you have any questions you can consult a third grade biology text book (that is until they change the text books and abolish the entire subject of biology on the grounds that it’s transphobic).
What I want to talk about today is how we — particularly we men — should respond to this new gender fluid dystopia. You may think it’s far fetched to consider, but one of these days, fellas, you’re going to see a very dude-looking dude walking into a bathroom or locker room right after your wife or daughter just went in. And when that happens, what will you do? What should you do?
Do we respect the law, which in many states, and soon across the entire nation, says men have the right to invade the privacy of women and girls, or do we ignore that law in favor of observing the higher laws of nature, morality, decency, and truth?
Allow me to be the first to come down firmly on the latter side. Maybe the law will not enforce sex segregation in public restrooms, but, if my wife and daughter’s safety and dignity are at stake, I will:
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
It’s probably not surprising that I take a tough love approach here. When you have teenagers and adults so overcome by a sense of entitlement that they think they deserve 15 dollars an hour to flip burgers at Wendy’s, I think tough love is the only kind that works.
Last week, fast food workers across the country again played hooky from their jobs so that they could march and hold signs and demand a 100 percent pay increase for no reason. Rather than just roll my eyes at them, which is how grown ups often respond when kids throw temper tantrums, I’ve decided to try and help them. My attempts here are completely sincere. It seems that some of these people really don’t understand how to improve their station in life, which is why they think the government ought to do it for them.
So, to alleviate this confusion, I’ve compiled a helpful step-by-step guide explaining how an entry level fast food employee might achieve the higher wages he desires, without waiting for the State to snap its magical fingers and force his employer to pay him more than what some highly skilled auto mechanics make for a day’s work.
Not to spoil the whole post, but the first two steps are: 1) Go to work. 2) Work hard.
As crazy as these ideas sound, if you do them, you are guaranteed to move up at your job and in life, and then you won’t need to worry about the minimum wage:
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Monday, April 18, 2016
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I wish I did not have to continuously write things like this. This should be self-evident to all Believers. The faith is what the faith is, and you cannot adjust it or change it or widen it to include your favorite sins, be they gay “marriage,” abortion, pornography, or whatever. Just because the culture accepts these sins, does not mean you get to modify Christianity accordingly.
I found it necessary to write on this topic for two reasons: 1) As I mentioned briefly yesterday, I encountered a large crowd of liberal, pro-gay protesters when I spoke at Catholic University. I engaged as many of them as I could. I spent hours, in fact, arguing with them. And what I discovered is that almost all of them still claimed to be Christian, even while openly rejecting God’s authority on this topic. Not only do they reject it, but they call it “hate” and “bigotry.”
2) This, of course, is just a symptom of a much larger issue. Polls show that a majority of “Christians” believe gay marriage, abortion, etc., are perfectly morally acceptable. Which means a majority of Christians are heretics who’ve fashioned a new faith for themselves.
So today I want to reestablish that our faith DOES absolutely, without a doubt, completely unambiguously, condemn our culture’s trendiest sins. Scripture is clear and unequivocal on abortion and gay marriage and all other forms of sexual immorality. If you are a Christian, you HAVE TO accept these teachings. They are mandatory. Whether you like it or not. Further, if you preach something that is in opposition to the Gospel, you are committing a very serious scandal, and you are, by your own actions, divorcing yourself from the faith.
I wouldn’t have to explain these things if our churches and Christian institutions would step up to the plate. But because they have largely failed for years to clarify these points, it’s up to people like you and me to shed the light, no matter how much our own supposed brothers and sisters in Christ might hate it:
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