The predicament of individual Christians faced with legal or organizational requirements to acquiesce in the sexual revolution and provide goods or services that contribute to sin, reviewed in a recent article by the present author, is mirrored in a similar requirement being made on Christian institutions. The difference is that whereas individuals are threatened with loss of job, fines, or imprisonment, organizations are threatened with loss of existence if they do not conform.
The drama of institutions struggling to maintain their Christian identity in a hostile legal and social environment is now being played out by two excellent Christian collegiate institutions in markedly liberal jurisdictions, Gordon College in Massachusetts, and Trinity Western University, in British Columbia.
Not content with dismantling laws and policies which made Judeo-Christian morality the moral framework of society at large, social liberals now seek to deny traditional Christians the right to maintain their own private, voluntary institutions in which Christian sexual morality is enforced. more >>
Holy Family Parish of Inverness in Chicago is facing a lawsuit filed by a gay choir director it fired after he became engaged to his partner.
Colin Collette filed suit against the parish on Thursday, arguing that since the state recognizes gay marriages the church should too.
The Roman Catholic Church in Ireland has warned that allowing gay and lesbian couples the same rights to marry as straight couple would be "a grave injustice," ahead of the country's upcoming referendum on marriage in 2015.
"To put any other view of unions on the same level as Christian marriage would be disservice to society rather than a service," Bishop Liam MacDaid said at a news conference, according to Reuters.
"In a same sex union, children would be deprived of what a man and woman can give to children in a stable marriage." more >>
First Things, a conservative Christian website, published a pledge that pastors can sign saying they will disengage from civil marriage. At the time of this writing 332 pastors have signed the pledge.
There are some praiseworthy items within this pledge, the first being how pastors must bear a clear witness.
"This is a perilous time. Divorce and co-habitation have weakened marriage. We have been too complacent in our responses to these trends. Now marriage is being fundamentally redefined, and we are being tested yet again. If we fail to take clear action, we risk falsifying God's Word." more >>
Seven years ago from the day this video was recorded this beautiful couple got married. A beautiful marriage that these two will never forget. This loving wife wanted to take her husband for a trip down memory lane to the day they were married.
On this special day, she put on the beautiful white dress she wore at her wedding day. While her husband was out, she dressed up and swore her kids to secrecy for this perfect surprise. Just as her husband is approaching the house, she plays their wedding song and gets ready for something special. When you see his reaction, your face will light up. Happy Anniversary to this special couple.
Watch this surprise wedding anniversary below: more >>
There's about to be another grandbaby on "19 Kids & Counting," but it's not coming from newlywed Jessa Duggar but rather her older brother, Josh, and his wife Anna.
Josh and Anna announced the news on Tuesday via their Twitter accounts and the Duggar family also retweeted the news. The couple has been married since 2008 and already has three children: Mackynzie, 5, Michael, 3 ½, and Marcus, 1 ½. They fully embrace the idea of welcoming any and all children given to them by God.
"We are so excited to announce … we're pregnant! #4andCounting #BlessingfromTheLord @joshduggar #19Kids," Anna tweeted yesterday. "Thx 4 all the well wishes! Every life is precious & a gift from God – we're so #blessed to have baby #4 on the way! #4andCounting #19Kids," she added today. more >>