A culture for predators

Hollywood | The structure of the film industry gives cover to sexual misbehavior
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/25/17, 05:14 pm

Dozens of women—including 100-watt stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and Lupita Nyong’o—have now detailed disturbing encounters with once powerful producer Harvey Weinstein, and several police departments have opened inquiries into alleged sexual crimes, including rape (Weinstein has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex). Investigations from The New York Times and The New Yorker first exposed decades of alleged incidents of sexual harassment and assault by Weinstein.

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California embraces gender identity laws

Sexuality | Pro-family groups say four new laws threaten religious liberty
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/20/17, 01:29 pm

The California legislature was a battleground for gender identity issues this year. Four landmark gender bills passed the state Senate and Assembly by the time the session ended Sep. 15, and California Gov. Jerry Brown signed all four this month.

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Why not sign?

Sexuality | Weighing evangelical reluctance to endorse the Nashville Statement
by Joel Belz
Posted 9/07/17, 03:21 pm

Sometimes public events aren’t quite as public as they seem. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes. Such was almost certainly the case, for example, with the Aug. 29 release of a “Nashville Statement” on human sexuality. Drawn up in significant measure by thoughtful people with close ties to the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, the statement is intended to serve evangelical Christians as a reference point on sex and gender issues. 

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