How should we respond if the Supreme Court rules to redefine marriage in June? What do we do if same-sex "marriage" becomes the law of the land?
We respond just as we did when Roe v. Wade was passed in 1973, devoting ourselves all the more to stand for what is right and to be agents of positive change.
Perhaps it would help if we asked the reverse question: What would gay activists do if, quite unexpectedly, the Supreme Court rules against same-sex "marriage," even invalidating all same-sex ceremonies performed to date? more >>
Alabama started issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court denied the state's request for a hold. The court's decision comes just one day after the state's Chief Justice Roy Moore released an order barring probate judges from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
USA Today reported Monday morning that at least one probate judge has issued gay marriage licenses, but other probate judges have refused to issue them.
Whether or not the state will enforce Moore's directive against probate judges issuing marriage licenses and thus nullify the ones being issued Monday morning is also unknown. more >>
In a feature titled "Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the Black Church," Al Jazeera questions why the black church isn't playing a central role in the movement for "LGBT rights," as the institution did in the African-American civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
"In African-American churches — long known as the heart and soul of the black community — sexuality remains one of the most controversial issues," reads the introduction to the "America Tonight" piece by reporter Tonya Mosley on Al Jazeera's website.
Mosley is described as going "deep inside the black church to understand the source of the resistance to LGBT acceptance" and to hear "the experiences of those who've had their sexuality 'converted' through prayer." more >>
A Texas megachurch pastor, two Christian authors, and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation have joined the chorus of critics speaking out against the new "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie, claiming that the erotica story does more harm than good to women.
Fifty Shades of Grey, dubbed "mommy porn" by some, is about the "unworldly, innocent" Anastasia Steele's sexual relationship with a "beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating" Christian Grey. Anastasia discovers that Christian's "singular erotic tastes" help her to explore her own "dark desires," according to publisher Vintage Books' description of the 2012 title. The characters' sexual intimacy is marked by bondage, sadism, and other aggressive elements.
The book, originally self-published as an electronic book by author E.L. James, has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. Promoters of the film adaptation have been pushing the project as a great option for Valentine's Day, since it premieres on Feb. 13. The official "Fifty Shades of Grey" Facebook page has more than 7.8 million followers. more >>
Rapper and Christian Tedashii was recently questioned by the popular hip-hop blog VladTV about his views on homosexuality and if he believes gay activism can be compared to the struggle for civil rights in the 1960s.
Although he sees some similarities between both activist movements, he acknowledged that they're still very different because, he explained, black people were viewed as sub-human at one time in America.
"I think there are similarities, but I draw a line to an extent," Tedashii said. "For me, growing up in the South with my mom, grandmother and aunts — one aunt who was old enough to see her parents not be considered people is a definite line in the sand, compared to [being] a person and culturally people are wanting to ostracize and kind of negate preferences." more >>
This is the first of three parts of an investigative series into reparative/conversion therapy.
As states consider banning reparative/conversion therapy, more questions are being asked about what exactly this practice is and what it involves. The Christian Post spoke with Chris Doyle, a psychotherapist and the director of the International Healing Foundation, who was able to explain what reparative/conversion therapy is and whether or not it's biblically based.
CP previously spoke with self-described former homosexual McKrae Game, who now leads a successful ministry geared toward those struggling with same-sex attraction. Game offered his testimony and experience that led to his being married to a woman and having two children. more >>