Note: Rob Schwarzwalder co-wrote this column.
Openly gay New York Times columnist Frank Bruni made clear in his Easter Day column that the efforts in Indiana to defeat religious freedom protections provided for individuals and business owners under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was just round one. Bruni is signaling that no sanctuary will be given to those who hold to a biblical view of sexuality and is demanding that the Christian faith jettison its 2,000 year allegiance to the clear teaching of the Bible concerning human sexuality.
Bruni indicts Christians who oppose removing homosexuality from the biblical "sin list" for the following errors (these are the terms he uses): bigotry, bias, the "ossification" of belief, "unthinking obeisance," and prejudice. more >>
Over 600,000 people were killed in America's bloodiest conflict: the Civil War, which ended 150 years ago this week. Was that struggle inevitable, or did anyone have the foresight to see slavery would tear our nation apart?
In the earliest days of our founding, Rev. Francis Asbury was a voice for the abolition of slavery when few could hear it. He was instrumental in shaping America's culture and laws in defense of human life.
For instance, Francis Asbury made a profound impact on a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Richard Bassett, and the two became close friends. After converting to Methodism, Bassett freed his slaves, paid them as hired labor, and joyfully attended revival meetings with them. more >>
How can the religious community live in peace and harmony with the LGBT community? New York Times columnist Frank Bruni has the solution. Just rewrite the Bible.
In his April 3rd column, "Bigotry, the Bible and the Lessons of Indiana," Bruni, himself gay, recognizes that Christian beliefs are not necessarily grounded in hatred. The problem, he claims, is that, "Beliefs ossified over centuries aren't easily shaken."
Bruni, for his part, wants to shake us free from our fossilized faith. more >>
Update: On April 7, 2015 a new listing for the "Book of Yeezus" bible was added via ETSY. The book now retails for $20.
A novelty Bible honoring rap artist, Kanye West, has been removed from a popular website in the wake of growing complaints. It is unclear whether or not the book is a hoax.
The Book of Yeezus, which is a nod to West's sixth studio album, is said to be a "Bible for the modern day" as it replaces every mention of God in the book of Genesis with the rapper's name. The text is still mostly the same as it appears in the first book of the Old Testament, but the word "God" is removed and the name "Kanye" is repeatedly used instead. more >>
A bakery in Colorado will not be punished for refusing to bake a cake requested by a Christian activist that included quotes from the Bible denouncing homosexuality.
Azucar Bakery in Denver was found not guilty of discrimination by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Regulatory Agencies when it refused to make a cake requested by Christian activist Bill Jack.
Love and marriage go together perfectly. But, it doesn't always work out perfectly when it begins. We struggle, and sometimes even get so comfortable with one another that we forget the love part.
It is important that we never forget the reason why we married our significant other in the first place. We got married because that special someone is our true love. We must respect one another and never cause arguments over the little things.
The Bible has many verses about love and marriage and it can help lead us in the right direction. It touches on love, marriage, husbands, and wives. The word of God gives advice that will lead us to a relationship with less stress and more love for your spouse and those around you. more >>