The ACLU complained that the school district challenged their "client's identity as a girl," which is true because their client is not a girl, but a boy. According to the ACLU, all "she wants to be accepted for who she is." The problem is that he wants to be accepted for who he is not.Read more
Wilson offered a keynote address on "Same-sex marriage and the queering project of Jesus" at the seventh Queering Paradigms Conference held in the Cayman Islands June 11-12 at the auditorium of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored and hosted by the "Queering Paradigms Network" of Canterbury Christ Church University, UK., the conference challenged restrictions on homosexual practice in several Caribbean island nations.Read more
A lot of Men, ruffians mostly, came with great wagons, some to carry off the goods south-away, and others to stay. And more came. And before we knew where we were they were planted here and there all over the Shire, and were felling trees and digging and building themselves sheds and houses just as they liked. soon they began lording it around and taking what they wanted.
... Everything except Rules got shorter and shorterRead more
For more than half a century, at least since the invention of the birth-control pill, secularists and progressives collectively, if not always consciously, have been assembling a new, quasi-religious orthodoxy. In place of the Judeo-Christianity of yesterday, and mimicking its outlines to an uncanny degree, this new body of belief has by now a well-developed secular catechism.Read more
Notice all those formers? The board is actually quite a ragtag bunch for a Republican in a general election--"a B-list of second-tier religious right figures along with a handful of peaked-long-ago relics," as blogger Fred Clark put it. And the irony of these Moral Majority types prostrating themselves before Trump was laid beautifully bare in a photo Falwell proudly tweeted on Tuesday:Read more
We believe in three divine persons in one God:
We believe in the Creator, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen.
Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) of all races and ethnicities remain the population most profoundly affected by HIV.
In 2010, the estimated number of new HIV infections among MSM was 29,800, a significant 12% increase from the 26,700 new infections among MSM in 2008.Read more
Chambers formerly led an umbrella group of Christian ministries addressing human sexuality and gender. Exodus International in 2013 dissolved a ministry among LGBT persons (some former Exodus affiliates, including United Methodist Transforming Congregations, initiated a new organization, Restored Hope Network, which continues today).Read more
Meanwhile, two other conferences have gone in the other direction by welcoming LGBT people. The Central Conference last summer granted ministerial credentials to a gay man, while the Western Conference declared that its ministers could officiate same-sex weddings without fear of censure.
Officially, the Mennonite Church USA upholds that marriage is between one man and one woman. But the denominational rules limit its ability to discipline regional bodies.Read more
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