The departing Archbishop of Wales, Barry Morgan, used his final address to reignite the gay marriage debate by arguing that just as there are a number of different views on controversial subjects in the Bible, there is a way to interpret committed gay relationships as being acceptable in the eyes of God.
Morgan, who spent nearly 14 years as head of the Church in Wales, making him the longest serving archbishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion, according to BBC News, examined a number of controversial topics in the Bible, from mass murder to incest and slavery, and assessed that while some passages condemn such acts, others suggest they could have been acceptable in the proper context.
"There is therefore overwhelming biblical support for slavery. Yes, masters are exhorted to treat them fairly but as an institution it is regarded as being a good thing. Indeed, during the American Civil War, some Christians advanced arguments based on biblical texts for owning slaves," Morgan pointed out, after offering a number of biblical verses that he said could support slavery. more >>
It turns out that there was more to the story of a gay schoolteacher and his "husband" who were found dead August 25 as the apparent result of a murder-suicide. According to court documents, the men were under investigation for serially abusing underage boys, and with their deaths, even more boys are coming forward with reports of abuse.
According to People magazine, "The apparent murder-suicide of a Minnesota elementary school teacher and his husband last week now seems to have masked a darker truth: Police say the couple, teacher Aric Babbitt and Matthew Deyo, are being investigated after multiple teenagers accused them of sexual abuse."
Does this mean that all gay men, or at least, gay schoolteachers, are sexual predators, preying on underage boys? Certainly not, and to draw that conclusion would be totally unfair. more >>
Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine has elicited a strong response from his bishop for his comments suggesting the Catholic church will eventually recognize same-sex marriage, and a prominent Catholic scholar is also disputing his words.
Giving the keynote address to a group of approximately 3,700 at the 20th Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington, D.C. Sunday, the U.S. Senator from Virginia expressed his "full, complete, unconditional support for marriage equality." Although he acknowledged his stance "is at odds with the current doctrine of the church that I still attend ... I think that's going to change, too."
Although the press frequently describes Kaine as a "devout" Roman Catholic, Mary Hasson, director of the Catholic Women's Forum at the Washington-based Ethics and Public Policy Center believes that is an adjective the media "particularly likes to attach to Catholic politicians who loudly disagree with the Church on matters of sexual morality." more >>
The popular Christian conservative real estate team the Benham brothers say that Donald Trump "can not make America great again" and advise Christians and conservatives not to put their "faith, hope and trust" in the thrice-married Republican nominee.
Jason and David Benham, twin brothers, authors and Christian entrepreneurs who gained notoriety when their HGTV show was cancelled due to their religious opposition to gay marriage, spoke with The Christian Post on Tuesday and discussed their thoughts on the 2016 election.
The brothers, who are sons of evangelical pastor Flip Benham and frequently encourage Christians to stand up for biblical truths in the public square, were asked how they would advise evangelical Christians as they got to the voting booths on Nov. 8. more >>
If Wells Fargo was focused on bank charges and interest rates rather than political hot button issues, perhaps they wouldn't have had to fire thousands of employees for ripping off customers and be liable for millions in fines.
In a recent press release, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau [CFPB] recounted that Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. will pay "the largest penalty the CFPB has ever imposed," $185 million, because thousands of Wells Fargo employees "covertly" opened "more than two million deposit and credit card accounts," transferring funds from consumers' authorized accounts without their knowledge or consent, often racking up fees or other charges."
The press release says the employees who engaged in this "widespread illegal practice" were "spurred by sales targets and compensation incentives." more >>
In defiance of nature and centuries of accepted wisdom, scientists from a leading university in the United Kingdom unveiled new research on Tuesday suggesting that in the distant future two men could come together to make a baby and eliminate the need for eggs from women.
Department of Biology & Biochemistry scientists at the University of Bath announced that they have developed a method of injecting mouse parthenogenotes with sperm that allows them to become healthy baby mice with a success rate of up to 24 percent.
The researchers from the University of Bath say the discovery challenges two centuries of accepted wisdom that egg cells are required for the creation of offspring. more >>