Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham has spoken out against legislation proposed by Democrats in California seeking the remove and replace the words "husband" and "wife" from federal law.
"Where will the assault on biblical marriage end?" Graham asked in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
"They say these are 'gendered terms' that discriminate against homosexuals. You're absolutely right they are gendered terms— because marriage was created to be gendered! The One who created marriage defined it as between a man and a woman," he continued. more >>
"Duck Dynasty" star John Luke Robertson and his wife, Mary Kate, made their way back to Louisiana this week to begin their new lives as a married couple, following a two-week jaunt across Australia and Indonesia.
The couple, who are both 19, tied the knot on the Robertson family farm in West Monroe on June 27 before jetting off Down Under for their honeymoon. They recently shared several stunning photos of their romantic getaway on Instagram and Mary Kate said on Sunday that while the trip was a "dream," she and her new husband are excited to return home to start their new lives together.
As I scan the societal landscape I see that acceptance of homosexual identity and behavior, and same-sex marriage has grown. I now find my biblical point of view is the minority perspective. If a well-known Christian says that homosexual lust and sexual activity is a sin, even if that person urges kindness and respect for all, words like "hater" and "bigot" are tossed around rather freely.
And then, in the midst of all this, Jesus calls me to love my neighbor, which includes those who identify as homosexuals. I can offhandedly note to myself and others that God's accepting, forgiving grace is available to everyone, but it feels false somehow. Love the person who might like to silence me? Offer the message of Jesus' unconditional sacrifice to people who could possibly take me to court because of my beliefs?
After gay marriage, brace yourself for assisted suicide - it's next on the agenda. The June 27th cover of The Economist, an influential national publication, heralded "The Right to Die: Why Assisted Suicide Should be Legal."
Currently there is a bill being put before the House of Lords in Britain to legalize assisted suicide. Get ready.
Just as homosexuality was relabeled "Gay" and "Homosexual Marriage" served up as "Marriage Equality," assisted suicide is now "Death With Dignity" and "End-of-Life Counseling" becomes "Advanced Care Planning." more >>
Ever notice how the secular left conveniently omits the fact that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a devout Christian minister?
While, historically, there have certainly been apostate "Christians" who, in the name of Christ, have abused and taken out of context certain biblical passages to support slavery, segregation, racism and other evils – it has been, without fail, true Christians, that is, Bible-believing Christians of every race, color and creed, who have led the charge in defense of all legitimate human (and civil) rights.
The Rev. King was one such Christian, and though he and other Christian leaders have, no doubt, welcomed aid and support from honorable and like-minded secularists over the centuries, it was and remains Christians – Bible-believing brothers and sisters like MLK, William Wilberforce, Harriet Tubman, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, et. al. – who have, indisputably, embodied the most effective and well known of all humanitarian and civil rights activists. more >>
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court which legalized same-sex marriage throughout the country, one professor got married. His announcement was made in The New York Times for anyone to see. It so happened to be though that this professor, Dr. Patrick Hornbeck II, who is the chairman of the theology department and a professor at Fordham University, married another man.
Dr. Hornbeck and his husband (also named Patrick) got married at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Manhattan. Same-sex marriage has already been legal in the state prior to the Court's decision, since 2011. The couple married on Saturday, June 27, however, one day after the ruling came, and the couple were able to have their ceremony in the church since the
Episcopal Church had recently voted to perform such ceremonies. more >>