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 >>
On August 12, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown did what, to many of us, would be unthinkable in California. He signed AB 1266 into law. Now other States are heading down the wrong road. Recently, in Midland, Michigan, Yvette Cormier saw a man in the women's locker room at her local gym. She immediately complained to management, but a gym employee notified her of the 'no judgment' policy, which allows members to use locker rooms based on their self-reported gender identity.
The Pacific Justice Institute offers another situations: "Picture this...your 7 year-old daughter comes home from school in tears. You ask her what's wrong and she says she's afraid to go to the bathroom at school because a boy comes in while she's there. Outraged, you call the school to demand an explanation. You're told that your daughter is telling the truth, but because the boy says he wants to be a girl, their hands are tied. 'It's the law'."
"Imagine your 12 year-old son goes on an overnight camping trip with the Boy Scouts. The Scout troop leader nervously tells you that one of their newest members has been assigned to his tent, and even though she has lived most of her life as a girl, everyone needs to treat her like just another Boy Scout, since that's now what she wants and 'it's the law'." more >>
The Supreme Court is slated to rule on the subject of same-sex "marriage" this term. Here are four questions I want to ask same-sex marriage supporters:
1) If the Supreme Court says that it is okay for a man to marry a man and a woman to marry a woman, then how can they stop there?
Once they open Pandora's Box, how can they say that polygamy is unconstitutional? The Supreme Court already ruled on that. Utah, a state founded by Mormons, could not be accepted in the Union until there was the promise that they would not practice polygamy, Reynolds v. United States, 1878. more >>
A conservative student group at The George Washington University faces punishment, including the loss of its funding, for refusing to engage in LGBT sensitivity training on campus. The students are now being condemned and attacked on campus by those who claim they're committing an "act of violence" for standing up for their members' individual rights and Judeo-Christian values.
The Young America's Foundation chapter at the Washington, D.C.-based academic institute has refused to participate in LGBT sensitivity training recently made as a requirement.
Amanda Robbins, vice president of GW YAF, told The Christian Post that their objection to the training "stems not only from many of our members' Judeo-Christian values, but also from our organization's commitment to defending the individual rights of every student on campus." more >>