The point Christians defending KY clerk are missing

Kentucky city clerk Kim Davis is receiving notoriety for standing up for her sincerely held religious convictions by abstaining from issuing same sex marriage lisences. As a result she has since been jailed. This morning I awoke to social media thick with people coming to her defense. I get it. The … [Read more...]

Are your moral objections principled?

I was listening to a morning radio show which included a segment called 'Six on Sex'.  Ordinarily, a contestant (usually a young girl) is asked six very personal questions about her sex life while her father is listens to his daughter's exploits.  If he can make it through all six questions and … [Read more...]

Liberal Christians: In the world and of the world

Regnerus-Graph

Social scientists have taken up the task of surveying nearly 16,000 Americans about their views on certain social issues.   I can't say I'm too surprised at the results shown in the chart below.   Via The Whitherspoon Institute: What is the sexual and relational morality of Christians who … [Read more...]

The slippery slope gets slipperier: Pedophilia is natural, says academics

When opponents of legalized same sex marriage and socially normalizing homosexuality ask the question: what's next? proponents scoff at their warnings of a slippery slope into doing the same for bestiality and pedophilia.  However, the claims of the slippery slope were vindicated when psychologists … [Read more...]

Pastors challenge ban on same-sex marriage

A group of North Carolina clergy are challenging their state's constitutional prohibition on same sex marriage on religious grounds.  They claim the prohibition violates their right to practice their religion freely as guaranteed in the First Amendment to the Constitution. (Charlotte Observer) -- A … [Read more...]

Disagreement doesn’t cause suicide

As a follow-up to THIS POST, it was reported that despite the group intending to hold an event where speakers defend traditional marriage, LGBT activists aren't satisfied that The Stanford Anscombe Society has a history of not being "anti-gay".  Jeffrey Cohen, vice president of GradQ, a homosexual … [Read more...]

Defending traditional marriage = hate?

Debating with activist-minded people is nearly impossible.  With them, disagreeing with their cause is the same as hating those whom they claim to defend.  Take Stanford University’s Anscombe Society's scheduled conference called "Communicating Values: Marriage, Family & the Media".  The event … [Read more...]

Do you censor yourself on social media?

The advent of social media outlets have made a small world even smaller.  Friends of yesteryear and family rarely seen or heard from have been brought back together via Facebook, Twitter and other internet social mediums.  In addition to reconnecting with family and friends, people voice their views … [Read more...]

Can I object to same-sex marriage and not be a bigot?

I ask this in all seriousness.  Like everyone else, I have members of my family who identify as gay or lesbian.  I work with homosexuals.  And I have homosexuals who I consider friends.  Save for my co-workers, all the gay people in my life know my religious convictions and political views.  None of … [Read more...]

If there’s so much real hate out there, why make it up?

The most recent in a long line of hate crime/anti-gay hoaxes was uncovered recently.  Granted it was done by a couple DJs attempting to "create a discussion".  But there is a trend afoot where certain members of particular minority groups are staging incidents of anti-gay hate perpetrated by, of … [Read more...]

What can I say?

Every once in a while I hit a wall.  Now is one of those times.  I'm finding little inspiration for topics.  You'd think with all that's in the news, there'd be plenty for me opine on.  But alas, I'm dry. I'm looking for ideas for topics, or particular issues about which to write.  So help a guy … [Read more...]

We don’t need to know about your sex life

Missouri defensive end Michael Sam made headlines by announcing he is gay.  He is not alone.  There seems to be a trend for athletes to publicly proclaim their homosexuality.  Figure skater Brian Boitano and basketball player Jason Collins preceded Sam in "coming out".  Of course, these … [Read more...]

The slippery slope: Equal rights for zoophiles

Opposing same-sex marriage and attempts to normalize homosexual relationships by claiming sex with animals will be next is a silly reason.  No one is trying to normalize and secure rights for zoophiles... except they are. The organization Equality For All is petitioning to have February 1st … [Read more...]

What the Grammy’s same-sex wedding ceremony didn’t show you, but why?

First watch and see what you see -- or don't see -- during the ceremony what was missing. (Ceremony starts at 4:30) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cVBGPpbZeI ______________________________________________ What is the apex of any wedding ceremony? When Queen Latifah announced to the betrothed that … [Read more...]

Theological narcissism

god loves all

This comment was given in response to a local news agency reporting on the United Methodist Church formally charging a minister for presiding over his son's same-sex wedding. Does Catherine really think God is pleased as punch with her every thought and deed?  You know what? I think she does. It's … [Read more...]

The slippery slope: Pedophilia a sexual orientation

When those who oppose same-sex marriage said that in affirming same-sex sexual attraction as a natural, immutable, normal variant of human sexuality it would open the door for other sexual variations -- such as pedophilia to claim the same normalcy and therefore, social acceptance they were called … [Read more...]

Misdirected Christian outrage

The up-stir created by Phil Robertson's GQ interview is both good news and disappointing. It's great to see millions of people, including Christians feel called to action in his support.  In just 24 hours social media support pages accumulated more than a million followers.  Just one problem.  Where … [Read more...]

Statistics

Who doesn't love statistics?  I sure do.  What statistic do you find really interesting?  What about one that you found shocking the first time you heard it? … [Read more...]

What’s the point of bloggers deleting dissenting comments?

The first time I was told by someone that they were glad to see I don't censor or moderate dissenting comments here I was shocked to hear it was common.  I was first told this by Atheists.  They said it was common for other Christian bloggers to delete or not allow their comments even if they … [Read more...]

If you think pink is a ‘girl color’ you hate gay people…or something

pink cast

At least that's what this graphic floating around the internet suggests. If I was the doctor I'd have asked why the little boy wanted a pink cast, and I wouldn't have turned red or felt bad about asking.  I'm not fully convinced this is based on a true story in the first place.  But even if … [Read more...]