Several leading family scholars and authors are decrying the totalitarian nature of the sexual revolution after the popular children's magazine Highlights announced it will start featuring same-sex parents in upcoming issues.
Author Rod Dreher, an Eastern Orthodox Christian who blogs regularly at the American Conservative, confirmed Tuesday that Highlights magazine will indeed be featuring families headed by same-sex parents in future editions.
Dreher is among the many socially conservative voices who've been issuing warnings to Christians about the fervor with which sexual revolutionaries force their cause on a largely unwilling public. more >>
I assume most of you are semi-familiar with drama surrounding Jen Hatmaker. Last week, "Religion News Service" published an interview they conducted with her in which she "came out" in support of same-sex relationships.
Sadly, her revelation didn't come as much of a surprise. She made a couple of ambiguous, suspicion-provoking comments earlier this year that indicated she might have been shifting toward a gay-affirming sexual ethic. Her recent statements to RNS confirmed that such a shift has in fact occurred.
However, Jen is not the pioneer of this movement away from orthodoxy. The number of professing Christians rejecting the biblical sexual ethic (as it is traditionally understood) has steadily been climbing over the last few years. Many who once submitted to the Bible's clear condemnation of homosexual behavior now propose that theologians have long been off base in their interpretation of the texts addressing this issue. They don't believe the Scriptures speak ill of loving, monogamous same-sex relationships, but only homosexual activity in the context of rape, child molestation, and idol worship. more >>
Conservative Christians are speaking out against Texas Pastor Brandon Hatmaker and his wife, Jen, the stars of an HGTV reality series, for claiming that the Bible affirms gay marriage, saying the couple are "100 percent false" and leading people astray from the Gospel.
Earlier this week, Brandon Hatmaker issued a lengthy Facebook post saying that he 100 percent agrees with his wife when it comes to the belief that monogamous same-sex marriages can be considered holy.
Last week, Jen Hatmaker, who along with her husband stars in HGTV's "My Big Family Renovation," said in an interview with Religion News Service that she does think LGBT relationships can be holy. In the aftermath, Hatmaker received tons of criticism from conservative Christian commenters. Additionally, LifeWay Christian Resources announced that it will no longer sell books and materials featuring Hatmaker. more >>
On October 30, at a rally in Colorado, Donald Trump proudly held up a rainbow-colored, gay flag on which was written "LGBT's for Trump."
As Christian conservatives, what are we to make of this? Is it yet another proof that we must compromise our morals to vote for him? And will he betray us once elected?
Interestingly, major gay websites like Advocate.com were not impressed with his gesture, declaring, "It's an empty gesture from the Republican nominee, who opposes marriage equality and has a proudly homophobic running mate." more >>
An appeals court in Canada has ruled that an evangelical Christian law school cannot be denied accreditation because it officially opposes homosexuality.
A five-judge panel from the British Columbia Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday that denying Trinity Western University's law school accreditation was a religious liberty violation.
In a unanimous decision, the five judges concluded that the Law Society of British Columbia was "unreasonable" in denying accreditation to TWU for its position against homosexuality. more >>
Tim Walter, in a sermon titled, Filled with God's Grace and Power, said, "Golden calves are built in every generation…"
We don't seem to see it that way. We mostly think of idolatry as something long abandoned to the past. But just as sure as the gods of the Egyptians, the Canaanites, the Babylonians, the Assyrians, and the Romans of yesteryear clashed with the bearers of true religion, it is no less true today.
Recently, we've witnessed an unprecedented assault on religious liberty. Not an assault on religion in general, but an attack on particular religious beliefs. Those who hold to traditional religious convictions are now to be punished. more >>