Philosophy & Foolery: Do Americans understand free speech as Socrates understood it?

In this installment of Philosophy & Foolery, Bobby and Jeff talk about Plato’s THE APOLOGY OF SOCRATES. See: http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/apology… At stake here is the question of whether Americans today, who like to cite “free speech” really grasp the full complexity of this “freedom” as it grew from the earliest classical traditions. A valuable 50 minutes…

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Rules for Dealing with Nasty and Aggressive LGBT Activists

The Top Rules for Dealing with Nasty LGBT Activists 1. Stay focused. Do not let them derail your attention to side issues.2. Take breaks from dealing with them. You do not have to engage every comment. Feel free to block anyone on social media with no apologies or explanations. 3. Remember that their influence is largely…

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Surrogacy baby: miracle child or a sign of troubled times?

Brittany and Bobby discuss the multiple stories that have run about wealthy entertainer Andy Cohen’s decision to conceive a son through a surrogacy contract. See here: https://www.etonline.com/andy-cohen-explains-to-hoda-kotb-why-he-chose-surrogacy-over-adoption-119912 https://www.etonline.com/andy-cohen-debuts-first-official-photos-of-his-adorable-son-benjamin-119578 https://www.etonline.com/andy-cohen-gets-sweet-congratulations-from-john-mayer-real-housewives-stars-and-more-following-sons https://www.etonline.com/anderson-cooper-has-exclusive-moment-with-andy-cohens-baby-plus-see-the-wild-gift-from-christina

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My words criticizing the gay community on abuse, 2015

WARNING: DISTURBING AND EXPLICIT CONTENT TO FOLLOW. Last week’s discussions on abuse prompted me to go back and review many writings I published in the pre-MeToo era. I was consistent about producing “antigay” content only to the extent that I was critical of the gay community’s treatment of abuse. This, Chapter 26 of Jephthah’s Daughters,…

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Conservatives: Behind the Curve on the Left’s Takeover of Churches

I had the privilege of speaking at Women on the Wall this weekend. It felt like such an honor. My topic was “the Left’s takeover of churches.” I certainly know a lot about this! But I felt compelled to speak on this topic because conservatives are still babes in the woods when it comes to…

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Same-Sex Abuse Survivors: Left Behind by MeToo, LGBT, and the Church?

In this installment of 3XG, Daren and Bobby and Kevin discuss the triple failure of society to address same-sex abuse. MeToo launched in 2017 and has still largely sidestepped the high volume of cases of same-sex abuse. The LGBT community seems unwilling to back away from its age-old claims that anyone who notices same-sex abuse…

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