Believers throughout the English-speaking world were shocked and saddened to hear that Vicky Beeching, a greatly loved songwriter and worship leader, has announced that she is gay. How should we respond?
1. This should not be about your own feelings. When you sing to God words of worship and praise that someone else has written, it's easy to feel betrayed when that person lets you down. So it's understandable that some believers are asking, "How could she do this to us?"
The fact is that she didn't do this to you any more than she wrote worship songs for you. more >>
Vicky Beeching, 35, one of the biggest names in Christian music in the U.S. and the U.K. revealed Wednesday that she is a lesbian and proclaimed "I feel certain God loves me just the way I am."
"It's taken all my courage, and all these years, for me to finally do this interview," she noted in a post on her Facebook page that includes a link to an interview published in The Independent Wednesday.
"I am gay," Beeching revealed in the interview that has sparked and international discussion online. more >>
A Christian family-owned and operated bridal shop in Pennsylvania is now facing the wrath of gay rights advocates for refusing to provide service to a lesbian couple seeking to get married because it "would break God's law."
A report from PA homepage said the incident was first publicized in a Facebook post by an unidentified woman who claims the bridal shop, W.W. Bridal Boutique in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, denied her service because she is preparing to marry her lesbian lover.
W. W. Bridal Boutique is currently open by appointments only, according to their website. In her Facebook status, the woman claims that when she tried to make an appointment, an employee at the boutique told her: "Unfortunately, she would not be able to schedule an appointment for them because they currently do not service same-sex couples – it's just not something they do." more >>
A design for a National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Veterans Memorial at the Congressional Cemetery has been recently unveiled.
The memorial's design was revealed earlier this month and is slated to be put in an area of the cemetery known as the "gay corner."
Paul K. Williams, president of the Historic Congressional Cemetery, which operates the cemetery, told The Christian Post about the history of the memorial project and the NLGBTVM project group's purchasing of land for the effort. more >>
In 1964 Bob Dylan wrote the amazing classic tune, "The Times They Are a Changing". Some of the words went like this:
"The line it is drawn The curse it is cast The slow one now Will later be fast… Rapidly fadin' And the first one now Will later be last For the times they are a-changin'."
Fifty years after Dylan's riveting verses, special interest groups' claims about both the nature and dynamics of marriage are changing more dramatically than any of the social phenomenon of the 60's. For years, the argument for deeply altering an ancient institution was framed entirely in terms of individual "rights." We were told homosexuals possessed an inherent right to have their relationships deemed "marriage," end of story. more >>
New survey research shows that Christians who support same-sex marriage are more likely to hold permissive views on other sexual morality issues, such as divorce and pornography, similar to the general population and far different from Christians who support traditional marriage.
The "Relationships in America" survey, conducted by University of Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus, interviewed 15,738 Americans between the ages of 18 and 60. From that sample, Regnerus compared the average views on a range of sexual morality issues of churchgoing Christians who oppose same-sex marriage (2,659 in the sample) and churchgoing Christians who support same-sex marriage (990 in the sample).