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 >>
BBC Children's director Alice Webb has responded to growing parental anger over a controversial TV show aimed at young children which shows them what living a transgender life is like, by insisting that she is "proud" of her work.
"We take expert advice from psychologists about the content that we put together, we put it together in a format which is appropriate for the age and we cover the story line in language that we think is appropriate as well," Webb said, according to The Telegraph.
She added that the BBC conveys information in an age appropriate way, "which we believe we have with that one and I'm very proud of that show." 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 >>