Russell Moore spoke out adamantly against Russia's attempt to paint itself as a champion of traditional values.
"I have heard over the past couple years, many, many times, Vladimir Putin and his regime, seeking to lecture America and the rest of the world about family values and I'm just not buying it," the President of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said on a podcast released on Wednesday.
Moore, who along with his wife, have adopted two sons adopted from Russia, addressed the topic in light of the Sochi Winter Olympics and a Washington Times article headlined "Who's 'godless' now? Russia says it's U.S." more >>
A few years ago I spoke at Harvard University with 9 other speakers. We were surprised when the gay community opposed the very idea that a Christian group would be on campus.
They concluded that we would be like every Christian group that they had an experienced. They thought we would use our time to bash gays and their agenda. Our conference was on the theme of Community Transformation.
They met with the Dean of the school and did all they could to shut down the conference. They spread lies about the speakers and I was personally targeted by spreading lies about me. They tried to tie me to some Uganda anti-gay legislation just because I been there and knew someone who had been caught up with the controversy. It was guilt by association. more >>
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards recently tweeted out a short video featuring her suggestions of what women really need for Valentine's Day. Among a litany that included "well woman visits," "cancer screenings," and "birth control," was "safe & legal abortion." All of this, we're mockingly informed, is "really radical stuff" which, of course, is a sarcastic quip meant to stigmatize those who don't embrace the entirety of Planned Parenthood's ideology, including its disposable man ethic.
Richards' tweet comes on the heels of a sacrilegious satire from comedienne and abortion rights advocate Sarah Silverman. To commemorate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Silverman produced a short skit in which she and Jesus discuss the question of when life begins. Lamenting that he is "bummed" that people misuse his teachings to advocate oppression and intolerance, Silverman's fictional Jesus tells her that life begin at 40 and that fertilized eggs are not people. The skit was produced as part of the run up to a women's pride event, "V to Shining V," hosted by a group called Lady Parts Justice. Meanwhile, across the sea, our Belgian cousins just voted in favor of a law that authorizes euthanasia for children with disabilities, so long as the child is deemed to be of sound mind and receives the permission of his parents.
Signs of social depravity? You bet. It's enough to make one wonder whether human society has fallen so far down the rabbit hole that it is past the point of redemption. more >>
Televangelist and host of the 700 Club Pat Robertson has advised viewers of his program to keep quiet over any sexual relations they might have had with transsexuals.
Robertson explained his advice on a Monday edition of "The 700 Club" in response to a question fielded by an anonymous writer regarding his former relationship with a transsexual as part of the "Bring it on" segment.
"Before I met my wife, I fell in love with a beautiful woman and had a relationship for six months. We broke up after she told me she was transsexual," queried the individual identified as "Brandon." more >>
The upper house of the Indiana Legislature passed on Monday a measure to amend the state constitution to ban gay marriage. The proposal, however, won't go before voters until at least 2016.
In a vote of 32 to 17, the Indiana Senate passed House Joint Resolution 3 after a three-hour session.
HJR 3 was originally stated that "Only a marriage between one (1) man and one (1) woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Indiana. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized." However, it was amended to exempt civil unions and with the change in its text became ineligible for the upcoming November ballot. more >>
Satanist groups have rejected the claims of "Craigslist killer" Miranda Barbour who said she joined a satanic cult and killed 22 people. The groups said Barbour is not part of any official organization.
"According to our records, we have never had any contact from this woman, nor her accomplice," said Magus Peter Gilmore, head priest of the Church of Satan, according to CNN. "It seems to me that she is calling herself a member of a 'satanic cult,' not a legally incorporated above-ground form of Satanism."
The 19-year-old Pennsylvania woman is being charged with the Nov. 11 killing of Troy LaFerrara, Pa., who she and her husband met through Craigslist. more >>