Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, of the famous Italian luxury industry fashion house Dolce & Gabbana, and who were at one time in romantic relationship with each other, declared that they believe in "the traditional family." Singer Elton John and gay activist groups are reacting by calling for a boycott of the designers.
"The family is not a fad. In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging," Gabbana told Panorama magazine, according to First Things.
Dolce added that procreation has to be "an act of love." more >>
We recently had a guest contributor at BarbWire.com link to an article that, to our disgust, calls for the "lawful execution" of homosexuals. It went unnoticed by our editors and was removed once discovered. As we fully expected, a handful of especially virulent homosexual and atheist bloggers had a heyday with it nonetheless. They implied, knowing full well that it wasn't true, that Christians in general and BarbWire in particular want homosexuals executed.
Of course, Christians, as does the Christ to whom we belong, desire nothing of the sort. We want nothing short of eternal life for all humanity, including homosexuals. We are "not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance" (see 2 Peter 3:9).
Now, Muslims, on the other hand … more >>
Today's question is: "Is sex a human right?"
I think it's really important to clearly state what we mean when we say "human right." So many arguments dividing both the church and the culture are rooted in miscommunication and careless use of language. And this could be easily avoided if we'd just make sure that the things people hear us say are the things we are actually saying. more >>
Today's question is: "Should Christians attend the gay marriage ceremonies of their loved ones?"
This is a really tough question, and it's not one that I'm going to pretend even for a second to have the universal 'right' answer to. Off the top of my head, I can think of at least two ways that a devout Christian could be motivated by seemingly good intentions to attend their loved one's gay marriage ceremony. So I really do understand the thought processes of those who do. more >>
Today's question is: "What would you say to a man who wants to leave his wife to pursue a homosexual relationship?"
I became aware just last week that this situation recently happened in the lives of a couple that I was acquainted with a few years ago. For decades this man supposedly strived to turn away from his same-sex desires as he sought after Jesus, but recently has come to a point in his life where he is no longer willing to fight the fight of faith. He left his wife (kids are older) and is currently in a relationship with another man.
My initial response to this situation is sheer anger. And I don't think there is anything wrong with that. A man leaving his wife to pursue someone else – regardless of gender – is an absolute atrocity. A man leaving his wife to pursue an alternative lifestyle – regardless of what that lifestyle is – is selfish and evil. The godly response to such sin should be righteous anger and holy disgust. But hear me on that: a righteous anger, and holy disgust, not a worldly anger that would flesh itself out in condescending hostility. We are all fallen people capable of the worst of sins, including adultery and homosexuality. My anger toward situations like this doesn't flow from a heart of judgment or self-righteousness – but from a heart that loves the glory of God portrayed in marriage and aches for the victimized wife. more >>
The course of history changes at special moments when courageous individuals step up to take a stand, often at personal risk, on issues burning in controversy.
One of those moments was just celebrated with the commemoration of the historic civil rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama in March 1965.
Another such moment is unfolding before us today. more >>