Book Review: Against the Sexual Revolution

Posted on June 14, 2024 
Filed under Culture wars

“Review of Louise Perry, The Case Against the Sexual Revolution, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2022.

Some sort of reality may be attained in incremental steps, and Louise Perry’s critique of the sexual revolution of our times could be placed in a category of ‘A Half-Return to Sanity’. It is not a Christian critique, and ultimately may achieve little, but Mrs Perry, who gave birth while she was writing this book, has made some cogent points in speaking into our times.

In eight clear chapters Perry sets out her case:

  1. Sex must be taken seriously;
  2. Men and women are different;
  3. Some desires are bad;
  4. Loveless sex is not empowering;
  5. Consent is not enough;
  6. Violence is not love;
  7. People are not products;
  8. Marriage is good.…”

Peter Barnes, former Moderator-General of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, writes in their national journal, AP.

Also from Peter Barnes at AP:

Shining as Lights Amid the Encircling Gloom:

“…the Biden administration has waged war on the pro-life cause. In mid-May in Washington DC seven pro-lifers were jailed under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. If only they had burnt down buildings, looted property, and threatened lives under a BLM banner, they would have fared better. But they protested peacefully against the practice of abortion. Lauren Handy, aged 30, was sentenced to 57 months (nearly five years!) while a 76-year-old grandmother and a 69-year-old man were among the other six to be jailed, albeit for shorter terms.”

Walk for Life – notice of Love Sydney’s Walk for Life on 21 September 2024.

And another contribution from our Presbyterian friends:

Who has the last laugh? – David Burke reflects on Psalm 2:

“It is easy to slip into human defaults of fight, fright, or flight. It is especially easy to be despairing, pull up the bridges and take the Benedictine option of retreating to our equivalent of desert caves and putting the light of the gospel under a bushel. The nett result of that is to deny our God-given gospel mission.

Psalm 2 gives a different frame.…”