In the aftermath of the Orlando massacre, leftist voices are not only blaming conservative Christians for the tragedy, they are now calling on Christians to renounce their sacred beliefs and historic convictions, as if holding to a biblical definition of marriage leads to mass murder.
This is not only ridiculous and reprehensible. It is also logically absurd.
Consider these alternative scenarios. more >>
The Church of England will seek a compromise between traditional marriage supporting Christians and LGBT-affirming voices at its next General Synod in July, looking to prevent Anglicans from formally splintering due to differing views on homosexuality.
The Guardian reports that as many as 550 Anglican representatives around the world are set for three days of intense talks about human sexuality next month. While the CofE is not hoping to reach an agreement between the divisive viewpoints, it will seek to achieve dialog and mutual understanding.
Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, has talked at length about the need for Anglicans to stick together as one body despite the conflicting viewpoints they have on controversial issues, and has said he's hopeful that conversations between Church representatives will begin healing some of the wounds caused by the rift. more >>
Hundreds of local residents, some of them dressed as angels in white linen, blocked members of the Westboro Baptist Church extremist group who were heard shouting phrases like "Why did God destroy Sodom?" as they picketed the funerals of Pulse gay nightclub shooting victims.
"Seeing the hand of God sitting heavy upon Orlando with much death and sorrow, Westboro Baptist Church will protest against the proud sin that has brought great wrath from God such that God is bereaving you of your children, AS HE PROMISED… GOD STILL HATES FAGS & WILL NEVER HAVE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE," said the Kansas-based group in a statement on its website, announcing their plan to disrupt the funerals of the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history.
As expected, Westboro protesters arrived at the funeral of 32-year-old Christopher Andrew Leinonen's at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke. However, the counter-demonstrators, chanting "We love you!" and "Orlando Strong!" guarded the service, according to Aol.com. more >>
The massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history that has captured the world's attention, was a "symptom" of the country's spiritual condition, asserts the Rev. Franklin Graham.
During a prayer rally held Wednesday in Madison, Wisconsin, a stop on the evangelist's "Decision America" tour, Graham said that America brought the mass shooting upon itself because it has become a "godless nation," reports The Cap Times.
Graham began the rally, which drew nearly 6,000 to Madison's Capitol Square, with prayer for the Orlando massacre's 49 dead, 53 injured, affected families and those in attendance. more >>
Social liberals are using the Orlando shooting massacre to ignite a "war on Christianity," according to prominent conservative columnist David French.
Last weekend, 29-year-old Omar Mateen murdered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. During the attack Mateen called 911 and pledged support for the Islamic State terror group.
Patience Carter, 20, was shot once in each leg by Orlando massacre gunman Omar Mateen, 29, at Pulse gay nightclub. But the survivor, whose best friend was among the 49 people killed by Mateen, recalls the gunman addressing African Americans directly on that tragic night.
"He then spoke to us directly," Carter recounted. "He said, 'I don't have a problem with black people, this is about my country. You guys have suffered enough.'"
However Mateen didn't spare any black clubgoers despite what he said. more >>