New survey research shows that Christians who support same-sex marriage are more likely to hold permissive views on other sexual morality issues, such as divorce and pornography, similar to the general population and far different from Christians who support traditional marriage.
The "Relationships in America" survey, conducted by University of Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus, interviewed 15,738 Americans between the ages of 18 and 60. From that sample, Regnerus compared the average views on a range of sexual morality issues of churchgoing Christians who oppose same-sex marriage (2,659 in the sample) and churchgoing Christians who support same-sex marriage (990 in the sample).
A judge has ruled that Tennessee's constitutional amendment banning legal recognition of same-sex marriage is legal, breaking a streak of judicial losses for the traditional marriage side.
Circuit Court Judge Russell E. Simmons Jr. ruled last week against the claim that the state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Over the last few days I've written a couple of columns such as, Parents of Gay Kids, Stop Beating Yourself Up, It's Not Your Fault and Why I Hate The Word Gay, But Still Use It.
I'm not surprised that there are a lot of people out there that have incredibly different views than the ones I express in my columns…. because I used to have incredibly different views than ones I express in these columns. Five years ago I scoffed at the (then to me) laughably ludicrous idea of homosexual behavior being sinful. But now my views have changed. My perceptions of sexuality, ultimate authority (it belongs to God, not me) and reality have changed.
I woke up this morning to some tweets bashing me and my beliefs… again. According to some of the gay bloggers and editors of other gay publishing outlets I'm an "Anti-gay-but-still-gay, self hating, internalizing homophobe that listens to QUEEN." more >>
Actor James Franco posted a photo of himself on his Instagram account yesterday dressed in character as Michael Glatze during the first day of filming "Michael," a movie about Glatze's transition from homosexual magazine editor to married, heterosexual Christian pastor.
The script for "Michael" is based on a 2011 New York Times Magazine article that follows Glatze as a Bible college student in Wyoming after leaving his post at the formerly popular gay youth publication, XY Magazine. Although the film will focus on Glatze's past, director Justin Kelly notes that the movie's message goes beyond just that.
"This isn't just a story about an 'ex-gay'. It's actually a very relatable story about the power of belief and the desire to belong," said Kelly, reports Yahoo! more >>
It seems I have some liberal knickers in a knot north of the border.
The left is anything if not predictable. It tickles me to no end when, by way of their utterly unhinged reaction to one of my columns, secular-"progressives" end up proving true the very point I was trying to make.
Last month I wrote an opinion piece headlined, The Coming Christian Revolt. It was featured in multiple publications, including the print edition of The Newfoundland Herald, a weekly news and entertainment magazine circulated throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. more >>
I know that most of my regular readers notice that I use the term "gay" a lot in the titles of my columns. I'm aware that this probably suggests to some that I'm still in some way holding onto my former homosexual identity or that I'm unwilling to embrace the "such were some of you" gospel mentality that Christians should walk in. So I just wanted to take a few minutes to talk about the G-word.
I hope ya'll will believe me when I say that I hate the word "gay."
I hate all the presuppositions attached to it. Like the presupposition that a fixed gay (or straight or bi, for that matter) sexual orientation is a legitimate reality. I don't believe that sexual orientation, as culture at large defines it, is real — and I know that I am in the teeniest of the tiniest minorities in holding that position. People who don't follow Jesus or embrace a biblical worldview laugh in my face — pretty hysterically, actually — when I tell them that I don't view sexuality through the lens of "gay" or "straight" or "bi." But there are some Christians, even among my own little same-sex-attracted-but-celibate camp, that also reject my position and hold fast to the idea of people possessing a fixed sexual orientation. more >>