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Winning a Lost Battle

It still rings in my mind, the way my friend Roger (not his real name) questioned me condescendingly, about why I was still “fighting the culture wars.” Christians had lost the war, he said – why keep fighting? Roger said the whole notion of a culture war is not just a losing battle, but a

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It’s Called Gaslighting’s recent headline called “conservatives” “creepy” for “obsessing” about the movie “Cuties”, which portrays underage girls in sexually suggestive and explicit situations. I have not seen it, but the consensus seems to be “It’s worse than you think.”1 Slate employs a tactic here that you will see again, called “gaslighting”. In this case, “cultural gaslighting”.

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