Pastor John Pavlovitz recently caused a stir with a blog post entitled "If I Have Gay Children: Four Promises From a Christian Pastor/Parent," in which he issued statements of support for his two children should they be homosexual.
Pavlovitz's four promises are the following: "If I have gay children, you'll all know it. If I have gay children, I'll pray for them, I'll love them, and if I have gay children, most likely; I have gay children." The father of two wanted to write the post in response to hearing stories of children's pain when coming out to their parents. He also wanted to provide a Christian response for those searching for reassurance.
"I wrote the post because I've been in ministry for 18 years and have seen many LGBT people be mistreated and damaged by the Church, and with a lack of decency. I wanted to share a different sentiment from a Christian and pastor," he told The Christian Post. more >>
Jill Duggar and husband Derick Dillard are preparing for their first child in a unique way—by writing out Bible verses for support and encouragement during labor and delivery.
Duggar became pregnant just weeks after saying "I do" to Dillard; the couple made a vow to accept any and all children God chose to bless them with. And they are prepping for labor and delivery by writing out encouraging Bible verses to focus on during labor and delivery. Duggar posted a photo of her work online, along with an updated photo of her pregnancy progression.
Some of the verses included Isaiah 26:3, which reads: "You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You." And 1 Chronicles 4:10, "Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, 'Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let Your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.' And God granted this request." more >>
Former "Biggest Loser" trainer Jillian Michaels has revealed the true reason she left the series, which contrasts with earlier reports that she willingly left the show.
"I asked for changes and they said no," Michaels told MailOnline in a new interview, "so in my opinion, I believe it was their choice. I was willing to stay if certain changes were made and they said no. Unfortunately, over the years we've had many differences in opinion on how I thought things should be and producers thought things should be and I didn't quit."
It wasn't the first time that Michaels left the popular weight-loss series. She originally took a break in 2006, staying on the show for five years before leaving again in 2011. Her return was hyped by the show, and fans tuned in to see the "tough as nails" trainer do what she did best, which is what contributed to her permanently leaving. more >>
For the second consecutive year, conservative groups will be observing a month dedicated to spreading awareness of and support for those who formerly identified as homosexual. Known as ex-gay awareness month, the observance will feature events in Washington, D.C. on Friday and Saturday.
Organized by Voice of the Voiceless, an organization that advocates for the rights of former homosexuals, events will include honoring those who are supportive of the ex-gay community, as well as lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill.
Christopher Doyle, president of VoV, told The Christian Post on Tuesday that events will also include workshops and a showing of the film "Sing Over Me." more >>
Academic leftists are so used to talking to themselves (and their under-educated students), that they long ago passed the point of even realizing their own ignorance. They delight in their own arguments and their ability to make students "shift uncomfortably in their seats," yet succeed only in singing to their own condescending choir, with the music published in their house hymnal, the New York Times.
And nowhere is that reality more apparent than when they discuss the Christian faith.
The latest example comes from a University of Washington psychology professor named David Barash, writing a piece called God, Darwin and My College Biology Class. In it, he boasts about "The Talk" (yes, he capitalized it) that he gives his young charges, a talk that purports to demonstrate the following: more >>
While speaking in Singapore at a seminar sponsored by Focus on the Family, I was asked the question: What about ex-ex-gays? Does their existence prove that it is really impossible for people to change their sexual orientation?
This past July, Time magazine ran a story entitled, "9 Ex-Leaders of the Gay Conversion Therapy Movement Apologize." The article stated that, "Former members of organizations that advocated therapy to 'cure' homosexuality have joined LGBT groups in rejecting the concept."
Last year, John Paulk, formerly a very prominent ex-gay married to his ex-gay wife Anne, went back to his gay lifestyle after 15 years of marriage. (While working on my book A Queer Thing Happened to America, I wrote to John asking him how he was doing, and he replied that he was enjoying married life and raising his children. He has since left his wife.) more >>