Redefining sausage

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  To give this some context, it was a snarky continuation of a post on redefining marriage to include same-sex coupling.. … [Read more...]

Should we limit consenting adults?

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If I were a betting man and had to wager what the most offered reason to officially recognize same-sex marriage is that any consenting adults should have the liberty to enter a marriage contract.  To me, consenting adults is a bit too all-encompassing, morally speaking. Consenting adults could … [Read more...]

What is “Equality”?

Last week social media was thick with this and similar images.  The icon, which is a recoloring of the HRC's ordinary blue field and yellow lines, was donned to show support for "marriage equality". I'm sure I've asked this before, but what is marriage equality?  What needs to be the case in order … [Read more...]

REPOST: Does Jesus Love LGBT People?

I wrote this a while back and now that same sex marriage is being heavily reported on it's worth reiterating.  You will hear many on the Religious Left making claims that Jesus loves homosexuals.  This in and of itself is true, but it needs clarification which they are neither willing to provide, … [Read more...]

Jesus and love

Someone read me the thoughts of someone with whom they are friends with via social media on the same-sex marriage issue now in the news again.  Essentially this person said Jesus would be fine with same-sex marriage because Jesus was about love and would want us to love and be happy.  OK, that's a … [Read more...]

Thoughts On Gay Marriage

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The Supreme Court has finished hearing arguments on California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. It’ll be weeks before a decision is released to the public, but regardless of their decision, a full-fledged discussion will continue. Nearly everyone has an opinion. Facebook and … [Read more...]

The unasked question in the same sex marriage debate

But this time 11 year-old Grace Evans asked it. (CNSNews) -- ...Grace Evans, 11, said before the Minnesota House Committee on Civil Law last week. “I know some disagree, but I want to ask you this question: Which parent do I not need – my mom or my dad?” [...] “Even though I’m only 11 years … [Read more...]

Reader Poll: Should the Government be involved in marriage?

The debate over whether or not to legalize same sex marriage has some people asking if the government should be involved in marriage at all.  So I pose the question to my readers.  After answering the poll, it would be helpful to explain why government should or should not be involved in marriage. … [Read more...]

Sexual immorality?

If I had to place my finger on the most contentious issue the secular world takes with Christian ethics is its stance on sexuality. Without a doubt, the Old and New Testaments condemn certain sexual relations in the strongest terms available. Be it adultery, sex out of wedlock, beastiality, or … [Read more...]

Gays more equal than straights

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How does homosexuality affect straight people?  I suppose it all depends on who you ask.  If you ask a military member, the answer might be: significantly.  In the wake of the administration's lift on the ban of openly gay and lesbian men and women serving in the military, the Department of Defense … [Read more...]

Fabulous new Bible translation: The Queen James Bible

There is a new version of the bible out there for the professing believer who just can't bring themselves to accept what the bible has to say about homosexual sexual relationships.  It's the Queen James Bible. Here's the explanation from the editors as to why it needed editing, though I'm not sure … [Read more...]

Activism: Same method, different text

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When you trade in confronting controversial topics like I do here, you expect to come across activists defending their issues.  It just occurred to me, however, after all this time, that activist's methods of pushing their respective causes are nearly identical, but with a different message.  For … [Read more...]

Is our culture becoming more or less moral?

I think it's probably the norm for one generation to the next to believe the culture is in a state of moral decline. Of course this all depends on your worldview's standard of ethic. Depending on what you view as morally good and morally bad will shape how you view the moral direction of the culture … [Read more...]

Why dialogue with activists is impossible: Disagreement = hate

https://twitter.com/anarchic_teapot/status/272496292456984576 You see, nothing I've written suggests that I believe homosexuals are not human; and it's not just my opinion that suggests same-sex sexual relationships are unhealthy physically and mentally: research and statistics bear this out. … [Read more...]

LGBT Community played by Obama in bid for re-election

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(Examiner.com) -- One day after endorsing gay marriage proposals in Washington and Maine, President Obama told MTV viewers Friday that he would not be pushing gay marriage in his second term, ABC News reported. According to Obama, "it would be up to future generations of Americans to implement … [Read more...]

Citizens approve Same-Sex Marriage in four States

This past election cycle was significant for reasons other than re-electing President Barack Obama.  The citizens of four states: Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, and Washington voted on and approved ballot measures legalizing same-sex marriage.  In only one other instance has this issue been put to the … [Read more...]

Should I know this about you?

I have asked this question of supporters of same-sex marriage in a critical way in the past.  I often wonder why it is important to you that I know your sexual proclivities.  I don't particularly think this is information I essential for me to know regardless of your sexual identification, but it … [Read more...]

The Same Jesus

The Jesus who said don't judge, and preached love and forgiveness, was the same Jesus who said that He was the only way to God; unless you believe that, you'll die in your sins; people need to stop sinning; Christians need to tell you about Him; and marriage is between a man and a woman.  Just … [Read more...]

Manufacturing Offense

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If one thing about society as a whole perturbs me more than any other, it is the constant threat of offence.  For someone who cares whether they unintentionally offend someone, they must maneuver through euphemisms every time they voice their opinion on a controversial topic.  As for myself, I don't … [Read more...]

Ten Things I Wish Jim Rigby Knew…

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1. If Jesus did not mention a subject, it cannot be essential to his teachings. Aside from being a complete non-sequitur, Rigby fails to make some important distinctions about certain details of Christian belief. Jesus did have something to say on the nature of marriage in Mark 10: that it was made … [Read more...]