Freedom to Go 'n Grow Together in Christ
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
Genesis 2:24 (NIV)
“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”
Matthew 19:4-6 (NIV)
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”
Hebrews 13:4-7 (NIV)
Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
Ephesians 5:22-28 (NIV)
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."
Matthew 7:13-14 (NIV)
LGBT, Homosexuality & Related Issues
Oct '17-Mar '18
(03/31/2018) Sweden's State Curriculum Forces Preschoolers to Act Like the Opposite Gender. Is this a trail marker for the end times?
(03/28/2018) Holy Cross Theology Professor Says Jesus Was a ‘Drag King’ with ‘Queer Desires.’ Read it and weep. When I took a preaching course, the key element was this: I would be speaking on behalf of God and I had to make sure I got it right. That is an awesome responsibility. This professor is simply creating God in his own image, a habit which is all too common today.
(03/22/2018) LGBTQ activists seek to extend speech ban to adults. That is, to make it illegal for counselors to help those who struggle with same sex attraction.
(03/21/2018) United Methodist Church Pastor Fired for Conducting Lesbian Wedding. I may have posting something about this before, but the comments are interesting. People can be pretty creative at rationalizing why their own particular sins are not sins at all.
(03/16/2018) Homosexuality, Transgenderism — and the Christian Scholar with Answers Grounded in Science. Science is a friend of Christianity. "Science" is not. Many of the claims made today, especially concerning transgenderism, don't even qualify as "science," much less science.
(03/07/2018) Lib Students Meltdown When Panel Says Men and Women Aren’t the Same. These are the same people who think that they belong to the "party of science." Are there any adults inhabiting our colleges and universities, or are the faculties and staffs just as adolescent as the students?
(03/07/2018) Thoughts from a Former Dysphoric. The fact that we have progressive parents, doctors and teachers encouraging children to "change" their genders is one of the biggest disgraces of the 21st century. And there is plenty of competition. What is pathetic is that the very people who push this will take absolutely no responsibility as the tragic results become more and more obvious. In fact, they will double-down and declare that we must do even more and that the problems are all caused by the people who disagree with them.
(03/04/2018) "Men, You Were Not Made For Comfort ... You Were Made For Greatness." Then we better start taking back that which we have largely thrown away - and which has not been taken up by feminists, the homosexuals or the gender confused.
(03/03/2018) US Judge Rules Parents Who Oppose Transgender Hormone Therapy Must Give up Custody of Daughter. So let me get this straight. It is Christian conservatives who are trying to force their values on others. Yeah, right. Two points. It is the Left forcing their values - and forcing is literally correct. And the values they are forcing are dangerous and destructive.
(02/19/2018) South Dakota Just Slammed the Hammer Down on LGBT Agenda with New Legislation. They legislation bans teaching about "gender identity" in grades K-7. And guess what the result will be? Far fewer kids in SD with "gender identity" issues.
(02/15/2018) Court Orders North Carolina to Pay $300,000 for Forcing Christian Magistrate to Resign. She was forced to resign because she refused to perform same sex marriages. Note that progressives are 100% cool, not with merely imposing their views on others, but punishing those that won't go along. But never forget that they are the tolerant ones and Love Trumps Hate.
(02/08/2018) Christian Teacher Fired, Reported to Counter-Terror Unit After Telling Lesbian ‘God Loves You.’ This is in England. There was a time when I would have been suspicious of a story like this - the teacher really being fired for another reason and then claiming victimhood. Unfortunately, thanks to the "tolerant" Left, this is all too believable today.
(02/05/2018) Episcopal Church votes no masculine pronouns for God. Sigh. I grew up in a town with an episcopal seminary. It is sad to see this, although plenty of churches have wisely left the denomination. This is only one diocese, so far, but the departures will continue.
(02/03/2018) School cancels ‘triggering’ father-daughter dance, citing new ‘gender neutral’ guidelines from the DOE. I ask again - who is it who is cramming their values down everyone else's throats?
(02/02/2018) In Gender-Inclusive Guidelines, Catholic College Eliminates Use of ‘Husband’ and ‘Wife.’ I hardly know what to think. Our education system, our media, our entertainment industries are all dominated by progressives and they are not bashful about cramming their "mores" down everyone else's throats. You'd think that a Catholic institution would follow the teaching of the church, but you would be wrong.
(01/28/2018) Church of England urges Anglican ‘baptism’ service as way to celebrate gender transition. If a church exists only to affirm and celebrate culture, it needs to close up shop - it serves no purpose at all.
(01/24/2018) Politico Botches Basic Fact In Hit Piece On Christian HHS Staffers. While the Politico article is incorrect in several ways, including that they have no clue what an "evangelical" is, It seems that concerns that transgenders and other LGBT people have about what evangelicals want to do must be taken seriously and acted upon. Concerns that others may have over what transgenders and LGBT folks not only want to do, but are doing, are of no importance and can be ignored. Interesting how it works, isn't it?
(01/22/2018) Your Desires Don’t Define You. This is a great, great article on leaving the homosexual lifestyle and what the Bible really means in this regard. Read it and you will be nodding your head in agreement over and over.
(01/20/2018) Gay Couple Sues Vistaprint for Sending 'Anti-Gay' Pamphlets Instead of Wedding Programs. Given that LGBT activist claim that homosexual acts are not sinful (NOT sinful, I tell you!) it is amusing how they always immediately associate the mention of sin as referring to their lifestyle.
(01/16/2018) New NHS Policy Excludes Women Who Identify as Men from Breast and Cervical Exam Reminders. I wonder how many from the "party of science" agree with this insanity.
(01/16/2018) School District Pays Teen $800,000 For Refusing To Let Her Sleep, Micturate With Boys. They decided the cost of fighting would be greater than the cost of settling. Not if others decide they are "transgendered" as well and sue them. And who exactly is paying for this stuff? The taxpayer, of course. What can be done? Perhaps a countersuit on behalf of boys who have to put up with a girl in their bathroom?
(01/10/2018) Erotic Shop Owner Behind 9-Year-Old ‘Drag Queen’ Model: People Criticizing Us ‘Are The Real Monsters.’ Sigh.
(01/08/2018) Gay Marriage Causes Another Christian Domination to Split. Believe it or not, it is the Mennonites. I would have thought they could stay true to biblical teaching.
(01/08/2018) Make Hollywood Great Again. Well, so far, not so good. And as a side note, I am disgusted by all the moral preening about the evils of sexual abuse from people who knew it was going on all the time and did nothing about it until there was no risk in doing so.
(01/01/2018) Beloved sci-fi character Doctor Who gets sex reassignment surgery, rolls with black lesbian. It isn't just Dr. Who. Let us just say that the entertainment industry is working overtime in presenting that which is not normal as normal. And they are very successful. When asked what percentage of the population is gay, the median answer of Americans is 30%, which is 10 times the actual number. This has an effect, and it is not a positive one.
(12/24/2017) Religious Leaders: 'Gender Ideology Harms Individuals and Societies,' Rejects 'Reason.' It is not rather amazing that those who are called "anti-science" have to explain the obvious to members of the "party of science," who still reject the obvious in favor of irrational, harmful feel-goodism.
(12/22/2017) Kansas State University class: 'Gender is not determined by chromosomes.' Who is teaching stuff like this? People who are dedicated members of the "Party of Science™."
(12/19/2017) CNN Promotes Children’s Book That Portrays Santa as a Gay Black Man. What a surprise.
(12/14/2017) New York City Bans Politically Incorrect Sex Therapy. If I understand it correctly, they have banned therapy to change one's sexual orientation - unless they desire to move to a homosexual orientation. That will be OK.
(12/14/2017) Trans Boy Sues School for Right to Use Girls Locker Room. We are certainly spiraling down as a society.
(12/09/2017) Steve Crowder: Change my mind that there are more than 2 genders. Good and sad at the same time. Good that people are pretty much incapable of defending the notion that there are more than 2 genders. Sad because they believe it anyway, because "feelings," don't you know?
(11/28/2017) LGBTQ Barbie Pushes Children to Embrace 'Love Wins' Campaign. Sigh.
(11/27/2017) ‘Gaytivity’: Twitter Users Celebrate Gay Nativity Scene. Technology has changed immensely for the better over the last 30 years. American culture has changed even more over that span, unfortunately for the worse.
(11/24/217) The LGBT’s False Dichotomy of Love and Hate. We know that believing that sexual activity should be restricted to those in traditional marriages does not translate into hating those that do otherwise. But such is the level of critical thinking skills being taught these days: "if you don't actively approve (not just tolerate) of what I do, you hate me."
(11/17/2017) Being Shoved Into Meaninglessness. believe it or not, 77% of Democrats with at least a bachelors degree believe that a person's gender can be different from what they were born with. Not that they can feel that way, but that their gender is actually different. So ready to accepts total falsehoods, so unwilling to accept God's truth. Sad.
(11/13/2017) 'Progressive' LGBT Stance Dooms 'Evangelical Megachurch': GracePointe Now Selling Property. While the article is interesting, I'm not sure the labels "evangelical" and "mega-church" apply.
(11/06/2017) Black Pastors Rally Against Democrats Who Compared LGBT “Struggle” to Civil Rights. Skin color and sexual orientation are not the same thing, but if we as a society can think that "gender" is just a state of mind, then it is pretty obvious that there must be no such thing as reality.
(11/04/2017) Theses in Support of Biblical Marriage and Morality Pinned to 5 British Cathedral Doors This Week. Interesting. A lot of our churches could do with the same.
(11/04/2017) Georgetown Christian Group Forced To Justify Existence Before Jury Of Peers. This is a group supporting traditional marriage. The LGTB crowd declares them to be a "hate group."
(11/04/2017) Boise State Prof attacked for article “Transgender Activists Are Seeking to Undermine Parental Rights”. I am going to have to archive this under "Trail Markers for the End Times," as well as under "BGBTY, etc." We really do have a portion of our population that has gone totally insane, as well as a significant portion who either accommodate them or simply refuse to stand up to them.
(11/02/2017) Do We Live in a Diseased Culture? This is an excellent article with much food for thought. There are a number of areas where we have public health concerns and in addition to researching for cures, we also discourage the behavior that leads to the problem. And not just the health care professionals, but our media and entertainment industries. What was the most recent movie you've seen with smoking, heavy drinking and gluttony? What is the one area of behavior that leads to just as serious health consequences, yet is not discouraged? Sexual promiscuity and homosexual activity. Interesting, is it not? Somewhat related is this article: The Left Is Just Full Of Miserable People. Surveys show that conservatives are happier than liberals, that the religious are happier than the non-religious, that married and faithful are happier than those that are not. Are there lessons to be learned from this? Sure, but they are lessons that our media, our politicians, our entertainers and our academics do not wish to promote. Are you up for more? Why not? Sex: The Progressives' Problem.
(10/28/2017) Trans Charged with Raping Young Girl in Bathroom. Are "trans" people more likely to commit rape? Who knows. But we have a fundamental problem of moving away from traditional safeguards (to say nothing of traditional values). And as I have said many times, transgendered people need help, not affirmation.
(10/21/2017) Church, You Have Got To Take a Stand on Sexuality. At least things are clear at FBCBF. But we experienced the gradual slide away from biblical truth at the PCUSA, which is why we (and many others) left that denomination.
(10/20/2017) Pushing Back Against Transanity in the Sports World. It seems totally obvious that people that are physically (from a sports perspective) men, should not compete in women's sports. The problem is that from a progressive perspective, all rule are subject to change based on the latest progressive fad. The new "rules" we are seeing today would have been considered unthinkable just a few years ago. This is why I stand on the firm foundation of God's Word, which is unchanging and not subject to constant revision (except in some liberal denominations).
(10/19/2017) Children: The Latest Victims of Transgenderism. Good article. We need to be reminded that there is nothing and nobody that the Left isn't willing to misuse in order to push their agenda. And by misuse I mean to not merely use in an improper manner, but to actively harm. And that includes the most vulnerable among us.
(10/18/2017) Georgia mom upset about sexual 'identity definitions' quiz at school. Our kids know little about the Constitution, but there are clearly more important things they need to be taught.
(10/18/2017) Christian Pastor Appeals His Victory over LGBT Activists. Judge admitted he was right, but called him 'detestable,' 'despicable.' Nothing like good old tolerance from the Left.
(10/17/2017) Pediatrician Destroys Leftwing Embrace of Transgender Children. What disturbs me is the willingness of the so-called elites in America to not only jump on the latest progressive bandwagon with nary a thought or a doubt, but their immediate willingness to impose their latest fad on society as a whole. The Left keeps using "the children" to justify their policies. In this case they are perfectly willing to sacrifice actual children in pursuit of their latest fad. Shame on them.
(10/17/2017) Gay coffee shop owner kicks Christians out and goes on offensive rant. Did I already post about this? Probably. It is amazing how many people demand "tolerance" from others while justifying their own intolerance. His rant is not merely offensive, but extremely vulgar - which more and more people seem to think is appropriate these days.
(10/15/2017) Mega Outbreak Of Anal Cancer Ravages LGBT- Doctors Announce: ‘This Is The Next Great LGBT Health Crisis & We Don’t Know How To Stop It.’ They don't know how to stop it? Of course they do. But good progressives that they are, they can't say it. This is how political correctness literally causes people to die. We aren't doing homosexuals any favors when we won't speak the truth about the consequences of their lifestyle.
(10/12/2017) Feds Unconstitutionally Funding $600,000 LGBT Safe Zone With Your Money. Whether it is constitutional or not doesn't address the fundamental issue. $600K is a lot of money and a lot can be done with it. Government thinks tossing $600K at their buddies to do a worthless study is peanuts. I have a little rule to evaluate government spending. I consider families that are moderately well-off, paying $10K in federal income tax. How many would it take to fund project x. In this case, every penny of 60 families went to fund this boondoggle. Does anyone not think that those 60 families would have put $10K each to much better use?
(10/10/2017) Why Transgender Activism Will Not Succeed in Changing America. I hope he is right, but ....
(10/09/2017) New CDC Report Shows Growth in STDs Among Americans. Shall we point out that certain sexual practices are much more risky than others? Perhaps it is also worth pointing out that married male - female couples are the happiest sexually, and least likely to get STDs. Follow the Bible in your sex life and STDs will not be a problem. But we can't say that, of course, because then we'd be puritanical bigots.
(10/07/2017) Gay Coffee Shop Owner Shouts Profanities at Christian Pro-Life Group, Kicks Them Out. Good thing that progressives are so tolerant.
(10/07/2017) Lesbian Bishop Calls Jesus a Bigot. Fortunately, she says, Jesus "grew" out of his bigotry. I guess Jesus started out as a sinner and put it all aside by becoming a liberal. Or something. This is a UMC bishop, so while she may be fringe, her denomination is not.
(10/06/2017) Activist Dem Judge Rules LGBT Mandate Trumps 1st Amendment. To be fair, this isn't anything new. They have been doing it for a while now. Just face it: liberals treat the Constitution like the Bible - their political views dictate their interpretation.
(10/05/2017) More Anti-Science to Defend Transgender Orthodoxy. Science? The Bible? Current Events? These are nothing but tools to be used to promote the progressive agenda. They will be used, or more commonly misused, as necessary.
(10/05/2017) Miami Counselors Score Victory Against LGBT Agenda. Yes, we have won this one. But we are losing a lot more. These are battles which should not even have to be fought - which explains why the other side fights them and we rarely do.
(10/05/2017) Head of Church of England: 'I Can't Give a Straight Answer' on Whether Gay Sex is Sinful. It is tempting to make a pun about "straight answer," but I'll pass. The Bible is unambiguous on this, but why expect the head of the Church of England to figure that out? If you check out the comments, you will see a couple new, creative ways to pretend that the Bible does not condemn homosexual acts.
(10/02/2017) Sex change regret: Gender reversal surgery is on the rise, so why aren't we talking about it? Why? The answer is obvious: it goes against the progressive narrative. Objective truth has been under attack for decades. People talk about their own personal "truth." Seek biblical truth, and that truth will set you free!
(10/01/2017) Normalizing pedophilia. Is there no limit as to how low we can sink? There was a time when I thought there was a limit, but those time are long gone. But we don't have to go along.