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SITES OF NOTE

Tektonics Apologetics Ministry
blogs4God
The Adarwinist reader
Bede's Library: the Alliance of Faith and Reason
A Christian Thinktank
Doxa:Christian theology and apologetics
He Lives
Mike Gene Teleologic
Errant Skeptics Research Institute
Stephen Jones' CreationEvolutionDesign
Touchstone: a journal of mere Christianity: mere comments
The Secularist Critique: Deconstructing secularism
Ex-atheist.com: I Wasn't Born Again Yesterday
imago veritatis by Alan Myatt
Solid Rock Ministries
The Internet Monk: a webjournal by Michael Spencer
The Sydney Line: the website of Keith Windschuttle
Miranda Devine's writings in the Sydney Morning Herald
David Horowitz frontpage magazine
Thoughts of a 21st century Christian Philosopher
one-eighty
Steven Lovell's philosophical themes from C.S.Lewis
Peter S. Williams Christian philosophy and apologetics
Shandon L. Guthrie
Clayton Cramer's Blog
Andrew Bolt columns
Ann Coulter columns




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Monday, April 28, 2003

Coming out of the conservative closet

 
A must-read op-ed piece by Elizabeth Nickson from Canada's National Post. Some excerpts:

...since the United States won the war... there is a distinct chill in the air, I don't call or write my arty left-wing friends and they don't call me. It's not that I don't love them, but the left has had to make such massive intellectual and emotional convolutions to come up with reasons why the Iraqis shouldn't have been liberated that I can't handle it. No doubt, in those tight little talking cabals, they are manufacturing even more insane conspiracies, of which, no doubt in due time, we will be informed.

...coming out as Christian or conservative is terrifying, as is, I'm certain, coming out as gay. You will be discriminated against. The crimes of the past will be held against you. Your income, unless you stick close to your kin, will be threatened. People will frown when they look at you. People will hate you without knowing you, they will call you names if you say anything, they will send you coruscating hate mail, you will suck it up. This will make you crazy and you will understand extremism because you'll see it in your own soul, called up from the depths by the hatred in which you are held. The reason it will make you crazy is that so many things that need deep public discussion are ignored.

5:36:00 pm