Tye Tribbett, award-winning gospel recording artist, shared recently that although he agrees that homosexuality may be "natural," he does not believe it is "God's best for our lifestyle, according to the Bible."
Speaking exclusively to Sister 2 Sister magazine about his observations on how some churches approach dealing with congregants who may experience same-sex attraction, Tribbett said he agreed with the interviewer's suggestion that homosexuality was "natural," but made it clear that he does not believe God approves of it.
"There are lots of things that are natural to us that may not be God's best for us," he told the publication, which is featuring his interview in its April issue. "That's my only thing. I'm not saying that homosexuality is not natural. I agree with you that it is. There are several things that come naturally that's not God's best. Children 2 years old, 'Did you eat that cookie?' 'No.' Lying came naturally to them." more >>
A New York-based satanic organization has announced plans to turn the founder of Westboro Baptist Church gay after he has died.
The Satanic Temple has stated that when Fred Phelps, who is presently in hospice care in Kansas dies, they will perform a "pink mass."
Lucien Greaves, spokesperson for the Satanic Temple, explained to the publication VICE that he promised to perform the pink mass for Phelps. more >>
The head of Chick-fil-A called his company's response to LGBT activists' criticism about the restaurant's financial support for groups that don't support same-sex marriage and his decision to voice his own opinions about the issue a "mistake," but added that his personal stance on it has not drifted.
In an interview last week with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dan Cathy, 61, who serves as the fast-food chain's president and CEO, said that reflecting on the events of 2012 had helped him to emerge as a wiser individual.
"Every leader goes through different phases of maturity, growth and development and it helps by (recognizing) the mistakes that you make," Cathy said. "And you learn from those mistakes. If not, you're just a fool. I'm thankful that I lived through it and I learned a lot from it." more >>
A New York City church has stirred controversy among members of the LGBT community because a sign at its location says Jesus Christ would have stoned homosexuals.
ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem recently posted the sign that reads: "Jesus Would Stone Homos. … Stoning is Still the Law," and includes a few scripture citations below.
James David Manning, pastor at ATLAH, told The Christian Post that the message was put up over a week ago in order to counter the "flat out lies" of LGBT activists regarding Jesus and the Bible. more >>
Attorneys defending Utah's ban on same-sex marriage said in their most recent court filing that legalizing gay marriage would be an "unprincipled judicial wrecking ball" that would destroy state authority.
In its 120-page reply, submitted late last week, Utah told the Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals that allowing a judge to determine the constitutionality of a state's same-sex marriage ban undermines the state's sovereignty.
Utah's special assistant, Attorney General Gene Schaerr, wrote in the court filing that lifting a state's same-sex marriage ban is not akin to previous court rulings that lifted interracial marriage bans, but rather it is "an unprincipled judicial wrecking ball hurtling toward an even more important arena of traditional state authority." more >>
The beer companies Guinness and Heineken have joined Samuel Adams in boycotting St. Patrick's Day parades in two major east coast cities, citing the parades' ban on the open expression of homosexuality as their reason for pulling sponsorship.
Guinness announced in a last-minute decision Sunday evening that it will not be sponsoring the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade on Monday, saying in a statement that the Irish stout-maker has a "strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all."
"We were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this year's parade. As this has not come to pass, Guinness has withdrawn its participation. We will continue to work with community leaders to ensure that future parades have an inclusionary policy." more >>