Michael Brown

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Gordon College Says Compassion, Yes; Compromise, No

In response to my October 3rd article, "Gordon College, Don't Sell Your Soul for Secular Accreditation," a representative of the school reached out to me with some very positive news, assuring me that the school had no intention of changing its policy on homosexual practice.

A Shameful Day for the Charlotte Observer, Marriage and Families

In what sounded more like a gay activist screed in a high-school publication than a serious editorial in a major newspaper, the Charlotte Observer has officially declared war on people of faith and conservative moral values, mocking those who believe there is the slightest rational reason to resist the radical redefinition of marriage.

Gordon College: Don't Sell Your Soul for Secular Accreditation

For years now, educators have known that a confrontation was looming between secular accreditation agencies and Christian schools over the issue of homosexuality. What would these colleges and universities and seminaries do when they were told they had to revise their policies on homosexual practice?

What About Ex-Gays?

While speaking in Singapore at a seminar sponsored by Focus on the Family, I was asked the question: What about ex-ex-gays? Does their existence prove that it is really impossible for people to change their sexual orientation?

No One is Born Gay; No One

If there were reputable scientific evidence that some people were born homosexual, I would have no problem accepting this. After all, my theology tells me that as human beings, we are all created in God's image and yet we are a fallen race, and so all of us carry aspects of that fallen nature to the core of our being, and that could theoretically include homosexuality.

Overcoming the Porn Plague

For years we have heard about the widespread use of pornography in the American church, especially among men, but the results of a recent poll are absolutely devastating: only three percent of Christian men say they never view porn and only 25 percent say they view it less than "a few times a year."

Why Hamas Remains a Terrorist Organization

In recent interviews recorded for the English-speaking world, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal has sought to present a less radical side of Hamas, one that is unworthy of the "terrorist" moniker. The reality is that Hamas remains a terrorist organization, as the most recent interview clearly reveals.

Lessons From Ferguson, Missouri: Black, White Leaders Still Don't Get It

Like many Americans, I have carefully followed the news from Ferguson, MO involving the tragic shooting of an 18-year-old African American, with the notable exception that he carries my name. And so, every day, I'm reading about the shooting of Michael Brown and the death of Michael Brown and the autopsy of Michael Brown, all of which reminds me of the very real loss of life involved.

An Open Letter to Moderate Muslims

Al-Qaeda. The Taliban. Boko Haram. The Islamic State. Islamic Jihad. Hamas. Christians being beheaded. Muslims slaughtering Muslims. Schoolgirls being kidnapped. Schoolboys being burned alive.

How Can God Watch as Christians Are Being Slaughtered in Iraq?

"How do You live with it, Lord?" That's a question I recently asked God in prayer as I thought about all the suffering taking place around the world today, especially as human beings slaughter one another in the most horrific and barbaric ways, including reports of Muslim radicals beheading Christian children.

President Carter Aligns Himself With Terrorists

Former President Jimmy Carter, who once accused Israel of being an "apartheid state" worse than South Africa, has gone even further, rebuking the Jewish State for the way it has waged war with Hamas while actually siding with the terrorists.

Gay Ratio Is 1:50, Not 1:4

According to a 2011 Gallup poll, Americans thought that 25 percent of the population was gay (meaning one in every four people), while those aged 18-29 put the figure at closer to 30 percent (meaning almost one in every three people). The reality is that less than 2 percent of the population is gay (meaning less than one in 50 people), and many gay leaders know this is true.

How Should We Be Living?

I intend to bring a wake-up call and sound an alarm as I take the trumpet to my lips. How should we be living today? In a day in which we can watch videos of Christians being beheaded on our cell phones while cities which have had a Christian presence for almost 2,000 years have been emptied of all believers by radical Muslims, how should we be living?

Universalism Is Next for the Soft Love Crowd

We know that one of the greatest strengths of the "gay Christian" movement is that there are lots of really nice people who are same-sex attracted, and some of them profess deep faith in Jesus and are active in compassionate and sacrificial service to the poor and needy. How could a loving God condemn people like them?

LGBT Executive Order: Mr. President, You Have Crossed a Dangerous, Unprecedented Line

Dear Mr. President, I write to you today as a concerned citizen of our great nation, standing as a witness against your historic actions on the morning of July 21, 2004, actions which I hope you will one day repudiate with deep remorse and regret. I am referring, of course, to your signing an executive order Monday banning "discrimination" by federal contractors against LGBT people, allowing for no religious exemptions of any kind.

Questions for Israel's Critics

In light of the murderous actions and intentions of Hamas, what would you like Israel to do? Would you prefer that Israel simply turned the other cheek and let its people be slaughtered?