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Book Excerpts

Excerpt: ‘In the Closet of the Vatican’

Author Frederic Martel describes a gay subculture at the Vatican and calls out the hypocrisy of Catholic bishops and cardinals.

Catholic Church and the Preoccupation with Power

The Catholic Church's preoccupation with power stems from some of the most sensitive and important social issues of our day.

Would You Let Your 9-Year-Old Daughter Read the Bible?

Do you want your sons and daughters to read about cannibalism, the sacrifice of children, and slavery?

Jesus: A Pagan God?

Christian doctrines like the virgin birth were common in many of the religions that pre-dated the time of Jesus.

The Science of the Bible: The Flood

Why a flood? Since God created man why not simply strike all the evil people dead? And why destroy every animal?

Reason, Science and the Church

When Christianity was declared Rome’s monopoly religion in 380 CE, Greek knowledge was violently suppressed.

The Vatican’s leading role in the crushing of Spain’s secular republic

In 1931, Spain became the Republic of Spain, a liberal democracy. The Vatican feared for the Church’s very survival in Spain.

In a democracy no one can have a right not to be insulted or offended

In today’s grievance culture, with its identity politics, the grievance lobby has succeeded in shifting the fulcrum of the human rights debate.

How the Catholic Church Doomed a U.S. Population Policy

Every year since 1975 has witnessed a diminishing commitment of the United States to both domestic and world population growth control.

Why We Must Defend Free Speech

Leading Nazis, such as Joseph Goebbels and Theodor Fritsch were all prosecuted by the Weimar Republic for their anti-Semitic speech.

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