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 >>
Over 100,000 Americans have expressed their support for a U.S. Navy chaplain who's facing a possible career-ending discipline after he voiced his Christian beliefs on homosexuality and premarital sex during a counseling session with sailors.
In early 2014, a small group of sailors asked for a private counseling session with Navy Chaplain Wes Modder, and asked about the spiritual nature of certain types of personal conduct.
Modder, who has served over 15 years as a Navy chaplain after serving four years in the Marines, answered according to his Pentecostal faith. However, the group of sailors did not agree with Modder's Christian views and later complained. more >>
A LGBT activist group that seeks to change the United Methodist Church's official position on homosexuality has been accused of endorsing polyamory.
Reconciling Ministries Network, a pro-gay Methodist group, recently posted an article on its website that appeared to endorse polyamorous relationships.
Authored by the Rev. Dave Barnhart, the recent blog entry sought to argue against claims of slippery slope if gay marriage were legalized and embraced by the church. more >>
Today's question is:
I have at least a dozen friends whose Christian kids, mostly sons, have come out to them in the past 18 months. For the church to tell a 16-year-old that "God's will" is a life void of romance is a tough message to communicate. What's your answer? more >>
Forrest Harris, president of American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee, shot back at a group of pastors protesting the institution's decision to invite a married lesbian bishop to lecture students next week, charging that they're using "idolatry of the Bible" to discriminate against gays.
"It's sad that people use religion and idolatry of the Bible to demoralize same-gender-loving people," said Harris, in an interview with The Tennessean about the decision to allow lesbian Bishop Yvette Flunder of the City of Refuge United Church of Christ, who's married to her same-sex partner Shirley Miller, to speak at the college.
Flunder is scheduled to speak at the college's 58th Garnett-Nabrit Lecture Series on March 18. She's a staunch advocate of same-sex marriage and is shown in the video below voicing that support. more >>