Comedian Bill Cosby spent years rendering fatherly advice on the hit sitcom The Cosby Show, but in recent times has received more press for the fatherly advice he has given off screen. And he’s on the social stage again with a New York Post article in which he discusses apathy, responsibility, race, and religion. Unfortunately, his pleasingly paternal prescriptions were mixed with statist paternalism — and naiveté.
Call it living in Upside-down Land or the realization of the Bible’s prediction of a time when bad will be called good and good, bad, but once again innocent schoolchildren have been persecuted for, well, just being children.
The media mischaracterized a recent speech by Pope Francis on finances. Whereas the pontiff's main focus was on God and ethics, the media spun it into government and edicts. It's the living papal speech — brought to you by the creators of the living Constitution.
The word “tolerance” implies a go-along-and-get-along atmosphere. But actually tolerance means moral people have to be silent as they are belittled by immoral ones.
The big questions now surrounding Barack Obama’s triumvirate of scandals is “How much did he know?” and “When did he know it?” Former presidential advisor David Axelrod made the point that the government is “so vast” that the president can’t possibly know all that transpires. Of course, this is one of the best arguments against big government a leftist ever put forth, yet the truth is that Axelrod is right. But this brings us to an important, and usually ignored, point: Obama knew what his underlings were (or should have known) when he picked them up.
Traditionalists aren't losing the marriage battle because they lack reasoned arguments. It's because today's America lacks a reasonable media and a populace that is willing to yield to reason.
What does the Islamic world and Europe have in common? There are actually many similarities, but one is this: in neither place are Christians allowed to fully express their beliefs without fear of persecution.
Shouldn’t homosexuals have the right to marry if other Americans enjoy that right? Yes, they should. They have a right to form that union with a member of the opposite sex that we call marriage.
This isn’t just rhetoric. It is in fact a point that gets to the very heart of the matter, and traditionalists ignore it at their own peril.
In a segment with Megyn Kelly on the Wednesday edition of the O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly lamented how traditionalists don’t have a “compelling argument” on the faux-marriage issue and that all we can do is “thump the Bible.” But if theistic thumping is all O’Reilly hears, he needs an ear for something other than the mainstream media.
Entertainment is powerful. This is why Adolf Hitler had his propaganda filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl, and why all modern regimes have at times created their own propaganda films. And it is why, while “The pen is mightier than the sword” and a picture mightier still, being worth a “thousand words,” we have to wonder how many words moving footage coupled with sound would be. How mighty art thou, Tinseltown?