How Special Are “Gay Rights?” (Part II)

By Brian Clowes, PhD / July 10, 2020 /
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My last article introduced the extreme demands of homophile groups, demands which deserve the name “special rights” because they far surpass the rights recognized to belong to humanity in general. This article lists many real-life instances of the special rights movement in action.   Special Rights Activism in Public Policy In order to enact the “special…

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How Special are “Gay Rights”? (Part I)

By Brian Clowes, PhD / July 8, 2020 /
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When pro-family people claim that homophile groups are pushing a “special rights” agenda, they are roundly condemned and ridiculed by homosexual leaders, the media, and the glitterati. “Gay rights” organizations assert that they are not asking for special rights, but only for the same rights that everyone else enjoys. For example, activist Frank Brown said…

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Advance Medical Directives

By Brian Clowes, PhD / July 2, 2020 /
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“Evil committed for a good cause remains evil.” “Even when it succeeds?” “Above all when it succeeds.” ~Victor Hugo, History of a Crime (1877)1 Introduction An advance medical directive (AMD) is a legal document that allows a person to specify the medical treatment he wants and does not want in case he becomes incapable of…

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The Early History of the Eugenics Movement

By Brian Clowes, PhD / June 30, 2020 /

The eugenic movement, therefore, cannot be a short campaign like many political or social movements. It is, rather, like the founding and development of Christianity, something to be handed on from age to age. ~”Report of the President of the American Eugenics Society, Inc.,” 1926.   As this short history of the eugenics movement shows,…

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The Eugenics Philosophy

By Brian Clowes, PhD / June 19, 2020 /
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It is unjust to cut short the days of a well‑shaped person. It is not unjust, I say, to prevent the arrival in the world of a being who will certainly be useless to it. ~ The Marquis de Sade.1   The Problem of the Philosophy of Eugenics Despite all of the posturing and lofty…

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George Floyd – All Lives Matter

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 15, 2020 /

An Appalling Double Standard A few days ago, in New York City, two black pro-life women were arrested on the sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood facility. Planned Parenthood had called the police to report the women. When the police arrived, they ordered Bevelyn Beatty and Edmee Chavannes to disperse, saying that they were violating Mayor…

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The Environmentalist Roots of the Population Control Movement

By Brian Clowes, PhD / June 10, 2020 /
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Concern for our environment is the most altruistic of the several primary motivations which drive the activities of the population control movement.  Unfortunately, the leaders of many population control groups think that the best way to preserve our natural surroundings is to decrease the number of people in the world by whatever means are available.…

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Anderson Cooper, Abandoned Ukraine Babies, and the Problem with Surrogacy

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 24, 2020 /

Earlier this month, CNN journalist Anderson Cooper made a surprise on-air announcement: “On Monday, I became a father,” announced a visibly moved Cooper. Every new life is a miracle and a gift. Wyatt Morgan Cooper (the newborn baby) is a miracle and a gift. His life is a thing to be celebrated. But celebrating Wyatt’s…

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Shouldn’t We Allow “Freedom of Choice” on Abortion?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / May 12, 2020 /
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“Freedom of Choice!” Undoubtedly an ideal slogan. Freedom is the basis upon which our nation was founded, and remains our fundamental guiding principle.  Who but an ignorant bigot could possibly be against freedom, “choice,” and personal independence? When we hear “Freedom of choice!,” we imagine tattered Old Glory waving over the battleground, the strains of…

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Can a Pro-Lifer Be a Feminist?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / May 6, 2020 /
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I still believe in feminism, perhaps more than ever before. But there was a rosy day of innocence when I believed in feminists. ~ Dr. Phoebe Spinrad.1   What exactly is “feminism?” The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines it as “organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests.” So our question becomes: do pro-lifers really…

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