Topic: Homosexual Issues

Article: If God Detests Homosexuality, Why Didn't Jesus Even Mention it?

X Comments    Last updated: 2016-07-01 09:26:39

Examine what the Bible does say - in context.
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Article: Christian Business Owner's Guide For Purity

X Comments    Last updated: 2015-04-03 17:22:15

For all Christian business owners who believe that the Bible is infallible and that we should not cherry-pick which laws to follow.

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Article: What You Can Do To Help Throw Out Washington Money Changers

X Comments    Last updated: 2015-08-14 11:35:26

A Challenge to Christians Who Believe That The Message Of Jesus Is About  Grace, Love, Integrity, and Peace for ALL.
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Article: Does The Bible Define Marriage?

X Comments    Last updated: 2015-12-22 23:42:47

NO! Not at all! Politicians often use the Bible for political gain and are not interested in the truth. They look for an ancient sound bite to convince people of whatever they already believe.
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Article: 35 Of Pope Francis's Most Prophetic Statements

X Comments    Last updated: 2015-10-26 20:00:37

Pope Francis has brought new spirit into the Church with his humble lifestyle and direct and often challenging commentary on world affairs and personal ethics.  
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Barack Obama
How many of Obama's campaign promises has he kept?
PolitiFact has compiled more than 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the 2008 and 2012 campaigns and is tracking their progress on our Obameter45 percent were kept and 25 percent were compromised.  Check it out.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Archbishop Desmond Tutu would prefer hell over a homophobic heaven
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu denounced religions that discriminate against LGTB-identified people during the United Nations launch of its gay-rights program in July 2013, in Cape Town. He said, "I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid."
Research
Religious trends in America
According to a 2013 study by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institute, 23 percent of 18- to 33-year-olds are religious progressives, 17 percent are religious conservatives, and 22 percent are non-religious. (page 34 of comprehensive report)
Divided Church
Is this the year Liberals take back religion from Conservatives?
This comprehensive editorial reviews a wide range of trends to explore this issue.
Ralph Reed Faith and Freedom Coalition
Ralph Reed says 'irrefutable' social science shows kids better off raised by straight couples.
What studies really show is that children are better off with two parents. Those studies do not focus on gender. All reputable research so far indicates that children brought up by gay parents are just well off as those brought up by straight parents.
Rep Charles Van Zant R FL
A company hired to do Common Core testing in Florida will "attract every one of your children to become as homosexual as they possibly can."
The testing firm, AIR, provides information upon request to entities who seek to assist LGBT students. No current contract exists with the state of Florida or any Florida districts. This statement shows total ignorance of all facts about LGBT. It is Impossible to recruit a person to become gay.  Wild ignorance is not serving anyone.
Would Pope Agree?
Teachers Leave Archdiocese Of Cincinnati Over Controversial 'Morality Clause' In New Contract
New teaching contract prohibits teachers, whether Catholic or not, from having sex or living with a partner outside of marriage, using in-vitro fertilization, leading a gay “lifestyle,” or publicly supporting any of the above.  Teachers fight back with sign, "Would Francis sign?"
Rev Dr Cameron Partridge
First openly transgender priest to preach at Washington National Cathedral
Rev. Cameron Partridge will be the first openly transgender priest to preach at historic Washington National Cathedral. Rt Rev Gene Robinson, the first openly gay priest to be elected a bishop will preside at the service on June 22, 2014.
Progressive Christians
Progressive Christianity seeing stunning resurgence with groups like Nuns on a Bus, Sojourners, Red Letter Christians, The Cana Initiative, Moral Mondays, Faithful America, etc.
With each generation, the popularity of religious conservatism has declined. 47 percent of the Silent Generation (ages 66 to 88) are religious conservatives, compared with 34 percent of Baby Boomers, 23 percent of Gen Xers and 17 percent of Millennials.
Barack Obama
Obama is drafting executive order on LGBT Federal job discrimination
For years Congress has failed to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act,  Now he is going to take action without Congress.
Bryan Fischer, Focal Point Radio
"We know how to stop AIDS: persuade men not to have sex with men."
Women, children, and men who don’t have sex with men are also at risk, and women make up about half of people worldwide who have HIV/AIDS. 
Greg Abbott, TX GOP
63 Texas Republicans Sign Court Brief Saying Marriage Equality Could Lead To Legal Incest, Pedophilia
These politicians are supporting Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s efforts to reinstate the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. They say that legalizing same-sex marriage could provide legal justification for the recognition of various moral taboos, but their argument has no logic or understanding of the topic. 

Progressive Christians
How my father's gay marriage trial re-ignited my calling to the ministry
The gay son of Methodist pastor, Rev. Frank Schaefer, shared how the harmful language of the Church he loved and served as an adolescent had driven him into a deep depression and to the brink of suicide.  His father's trial and defrocking for performing his gay marriage has led to a deeper faith and to a call to the ministry.

Barack Obama
What has Obama accomplished as president? Which campaign promises were compromised? Which ones has he failed to keep?
PolitiFact has compiled more than 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the 2008 and 2012 campaigns and is tracking their progress on our Obameter.
Republican Policies Questioned
Republicans For Kansas Values are backing the Democratic candidate for governor because the Republican agenda has backfired in Kansas.
This organization, supported by an extensive list of notable Republican politicians and public servants, has posted an impressive statement called, Why Sam Brownback’s Policies are Taking Kansas in the Wrong Direction. They say these Republican policies have caused deficit spending, drastic cuts in education and highway spending, hurt job growth, benefited special interests at the expense of the people, and downgrades Kansas character and creates embarrassing headlines.
Tony Perkins, Family Research Council
"We know from the social science that children do best with a mom and a dad."
Perkins, who heads Family Research Council which fights against gay marriage, cites research on it's web site which misrepresents data and misquotes other legitimate research. (Christians shouldn't fudge data to support their views!)
Pat Robertson 700 Club
Pat Robertson told his "700 Club, “These people (Gays and lesbians) are terrorists, they're radicals, and they're extremists.”
Robertson's anti-gay tirade October 22, came after gay Houston Mayor Annise Parker issued subpoenas to five prominent pastors who had opposed a new anti-discrimination law.  He said “No Christian ... would ever try to enforce somebody against their belief or else suffer jail." (Jail was never threatened.) While the subpoenas were inappropriate and were recalled, the anti discrimination laws are written to protect from people like Robertson. Jesus never discriminated against gays.
Anderson Cooper CNN News
Anderson Cooper puts Pat Robertson on 'RidicuList' over getting AIDS from towels remark.
Cooper said, “Just to be clear, if, like Pat Robertson, you somehow missed all the evidence, all the research, the depth and breath of all the knowledge garnered about HIV and AIDS over the past three decades: You cannot get HIV if you share towels.”
Charles Angeletti
Professor makes students recite 'Anti-American' pledge of allegiance
Angeletti's strong political statement against Christian and University values by having students pledge allegiance to a racist, homophobic, sexist America that is in the name of Jesus, that hates Communists and women who want to get abortions.
Democratic Party
The DNC said that "Bush not only opposes marriage equality, he’s said he ‘personally’ believes gay couples should be banned from adopting children."
While in office, Bush repeatedly said that he opposed gay marriage, although he was reluctant at times to amend the state Constitution since it was already banned in state law. He also opposed gay adults adopting children. Since leaving office, Bush said that he supports "traditional marriage,".
Roy Moore R-al
Alabamians "haven’t changed their opinion" on same-sex marriage since voting to ban it in 2006.
An overwhelming number of people still oppose same-sex marriage in Alabama, but polling data suggests measurable movement on this issue. Recent polls show about 71 percent of likely voters oppose same-sex marriage today.
Dr Ben Carson R
"A lot of people who go into prison straight, and when they come out they’re gay."
There is no research that supports this point. The one study that even begins to address the topic has too small a sample size -- and too many variables -- to shed light on Carson's claim.  Additionally, experts told us the sex culture in prison is not comparable to sex culture outside of prison, making it a bad analogy.
Mike Pense Gov In
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a measure that could allow businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers in the name of "religious freedom."
Corporate giant, Salesforce, is canceling all programs in Indiana, saying they won't require their customers/employees to travel to Indiana to face discrimination.  NCAA is concerned about how it would impact players and fans in next week's men's basketball Final Four in Indianapolis.
Discrimination
The Indiana pizzeria that refused to serve gay weddings closed due to backlash, then received over $125,000 in donations.
After Indiana Governor Pence signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the pizzeria owner who said they would never cater a gay wedding went out of business due to the backlash.  But a go-fund-me account netted over $125,000 in donations in 17 hours.
Tim Cook
"Legislation being considered in Texas to strip the salaries and pensions of clerks who issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples."
Cook fairly summarized Bell’s legislation. But clarification was missing in that the proposal wasn’t "being considered" by lawmakers either then or when Politifact completed their review a couple of weeks later.
Lgbt
Huffington Post compiles views on LGBT by the world's most noted religious leaders.
Read views about homosexuality, gay marriage, and other LGBT issues by Pope Francis, Bishop Tutu, Dalai Lama, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Joel Osteen
Mike Huckabee
Mike Huckabee mocks transgender people saying he wished he could have pretended to be transgender in high school “when it came time to take showers in PE.”
Most people feel it is Christian to treat others with respect and love, even if you don't understand or agree with them.  These sentiments by former governor Mike Huckabee, a favorite of Christian conservatives, show total disrespect and ignorance, as well as inappropriate desires.
Ted Cruz Tx
The Supreme Court’s views "are radically out of step with public opinion" regarding its decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.
Most polls found by PolitiFact say around 60 percent favor same-sex marriage -- a high point. At the state level, the majority holds in most cases.
Jimmy Carter
Former President Jimmy Carter said in a recent interview that he thinks Jesus would approve of gay marriage.
"I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don't see that gay marriage damages anyone else," Carter said in a HuffPost Live interview with Marc Lamont Hill published Tuesday.
Hillary Clinton
Hillary's incredible response to a depressed young gay teen who posted his fears of rejection on Facebook.
"Prediction from a grown-up: Your future is going to be amazing. You will surprise yourself with what you're capable of and the incredible things you go on to do. Find the people who love and believe in you - there will be lots of them. –H"
Ted Cruz Tx
Ted Cruz says Supreme Court is out of step with public on same-sex marriage, but polls don’t agree.
Support for same-sex marriage has risen dramatically.  A February 2015 CBS News poll found 56 percent said Gay marriage should be left to states, but that dropped to 41% by June. A Gallup poll says that 60% support Gay marriage.
Bishop Kevin Kanouse
Lutheran bishop comes out as gay after 'a lifetime of denying' the truth.
Bishop Kevin Kanouse, head of the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana area of the ELCA, came out in a letter to church leaders. He and his wife have decided to stay together, and he says respects those who choose to live in same-sex bonds.  He hopes to encourage others who may be struggling with their sexuality.
Ted Cruz Tx
Cruz says states not directly involved in the gay marriage lawsuits that reached the Supreme Court "are not bound" by the court’s ruling.
Other courts would be bound by the Supreme Court’s precedent, making the ruling applicable throughout the nation.
Josh Duggar
The double life of anti-gay, Former Family Research Council VP, Josh Duggar, is again exposed for seeking online extra-marital affairs.
The Religious Right leader and “19 Kids and Counting” reality TV star, already scared by past abuse charges, now admits he was unfaithful to his wife after it was revealed that he had a paid account on Ashley Madison, a website for people seeking extramarital affairs, while he worked as a top FRC official.
Lgbt
Illinois is fourth state to ban Gay Conversion Therapy for minors.
Efforts to change sexual orientation have been deemed harmful by every scientific organization and have been blamed for many suicides.  Now Illinois, California, New Jersey, Oregon and the District of Columbia have made it illegal.
John Oliver
Oliver calls on federal government to end LGBT discrimination
The Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage was a historic milestone, but it didn’t put an end to discrimination against same-sex couples. On HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” Sunday, John Oliver called on the federal government to extend basic civil rights protections to the LGBT community because, as he put it, “same-sex couples can get married and return to work only to find they’ve lost their jobs or housing because of it."
Lgbt
A county clerk in Kentucky, who was married three times, is in contempt of court for continuing to refuse to issue marriage license to a gay couple.
In spite of a Supreme Court ruling on 8/31/15 saying that county clerk, Kim Davis, could not deny a marriage license to a gay couple, she continued to refuse saying she was guided by God's authority.  There was no explanation about how God condoned her three marriages.  The ACLU plans to levy fines.
Holy Bible
In light of the Kentucky County Clerks refusal to perform her job due to her religious beliefs, HuffPost Religion has come up with a list of 13 jobs she should avoid that are banned by the Bible.
Deli Clerk, because she might have to serve pork (Leviticus 11:7-8); Clothing sales clerk or manufacturer because fabrics may have two types of yarn (Leviticus 19:19); church leader, priest, or deacon because women are not to speak in church (1 Corinthians 14: 34 - 35); public school teacher because women are not to teach men (1 Timothy 2:12-13); jeweler because women are required to dress modestly (1 Timothy 2:9); any Sunday sports job because it violates the Sabbath (Exodus 31:14-15); or a County Clerk because of she might have to register a divorce (Mark 10:11-12).  Jesus said the second greatest commandment is "Love your neighbor as yourself.”Matthew 22:36 - 40.
Kim Davis Anti-same-sex Marriage
Kim Davis, The Kentucky county clerk who went to jail to avoid issuing same-sex marriage licenses, is an Apostolic Christian. What does that mean?
Apostolic Pentecostals do not use alcohol or tobacco. They generally don’t watch TV or movies. Women wear long dresses, and don’t cut their hair or wear makeup. Apostolic men, however, look “like everybody else. ”It’s called “external holiness,”
Mike Huckabee
On MSNBC Morning Joe, 9/9/15, Republican presidential candidate Huckabee could not defend his stance against same sex marriage.
Huckabee was asked if he would issue a second divorce to Kim Davis, or refuse since Jesus condemned divorce, but said nothing about homosexuality.   Huckabee could not answer.  He quoted Matthew 19 to support his narrow definition of marriage, however that verse was actually one where Jesus was condemning divorce.
Pope Francis
The Vatican said that Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis "should not be considered a form of support of her position."
Francis met with "several dozen" people at the Vatican's embassy and such meetings are due to the pope's "kindness and availability."  Many believe that Kim Davis was a trap for the Pope, who had no prior knowledge of the controversy.  This is a reported script of the contact where she repeatedly talked over the Pope.
Lgbt
Federal report calls for end to 'Conversion Therapy' for LGBT youth.
The Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration performed the first in-depth federal look at conversion therapy and concluded that "none of the existing research" supports that gender orientation can be changed.  Conversion Therapy has resulted in many suicides.
Kevin Swanson, Anti-Gay preacher
Republican Candidates speak at a Kill-the-Gay rally hosted by the National Religious Liberty Conference.
Pastor, Kevin Swanson hosted an political event attended by 1700 people in Iowa, where he called for gays to be rounded up and killed.  He quotes Bible verses out of context to support this murder.  On the stage with him were Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindil, and Mike Huckabee.
Susie Meister, Religious Scholar
Religion scholar tells how studying religion made her a Liberal.
Susie Meister who has a PhD in Religious Studies and campaigned for George W. Bush tells about a shift in her understanding of Scripture after she examined it for herself. Non-judgmental Jesus, who defended a prostitute and ate with the poor didn't look anything like the politics of the Right.
Pope Francis
Pope Francis says Church should apologize for discriminating against gays, and ask for forgiveness.
Francis recalled Church teachings that homosexuals “should not be discriminated against. They should be respected, accompanied pastorally.” He clarified if a gay person has good will and looks for God, who are we to judge? Read what Jesus said.

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