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
(12/31/2018) Facebook Blocks Franklin Graham for 2016 Post on Transgender Bathroom Bill. It was only for 24 hours, but you can see the trend. People that believe in biblical truth and have the temerity to say so are going to be censored more and more. Unless we start doing something about it now.
(12/28/2018) Christian called before 'tribunal' over flyers about transgender candidate. So speaking the truth can get you in trouble with the law. This is because nowadays, what the progressive authorities consider to be "truth" keeps changing. Stick with God's Word and the truth that never changes.
(12/26/2018) Federal Judge Rules State Must Pay for Inmate’s Gender Surgery. Whether the Constitution gives them the power of not, federal judges sure enjoy throwing their weight around.
(12/22/2018) Church Of England’s Transgender Baptisms Blaze Trail For 3 More Blasphemous Rites. Another sigh is in order. Churches are supposed to be helping people put aside their old life and putting on the new. Instead, many focus on affirming the old and declaring no need for the new.
(12/19/2018) America's newest Underground Railroad from injustice? Suffice it to say that progressive judges feel very comfortable using their power to impose their values and worldview on others, sometimes in clear violation of the law. Which is why judicial appointments are so important. Judges are sometimes guilty of great injustices, yet are almost never called to account. In this life, at least.
(12/16/2018) Pro-LGBT Catholic prof: Many German bishops don’t believe homosexual acts are wrong. Of course not. If they did, then they would have to at least try to stop doing them. This is an area where I have a problem with the Catholics - these profs want the church to change its teaching. But the Bible is the fundamental authority, not the church. Of course, these profs haven't gotten their way - yet - and plenty of protestant denominations have discarded biblical truth, so I guess I shouldn't grumble about the Catholics other than they are involved in this particular case.
(12/15/2018) 10 Challenging Truths About Sex and the Bible. Well, the Bible is pretty clear about them. The biggest challenge is for churches not to cave in to what society desires rather than what the Bible clearly says. Many have already done so.
(12/15/2018) Include Me Out. The insanity continues. Suffice it to say that this is more evidence - as if we needed it - that colleges and universities are no longer in the business of education.
(12/12/2018) USA Today publishes hit piece on newly crowned Heisman winner. Far worse is said every day by prominent "journalists." But since they say such things about Christians and white men, there need be no consequences. No apology, no nothing.
(12/10/2018) Supremes asked if schools can expose naked students to opposite sex. Have we, as a society, lost all common sense? It looks like it.
(12/09/2018) Vatican Consultant Fr. James Martin Promotes Pro-LGBT Rosary. Not being Catholic, I suppose this shouldn't bother me. But it does. When any church or denomination abandons biblical truth, it should concern all Christians.
(12/08/2018) Virginia teacher fired for refusing to use new pronouns for transgender student. Will the insanity ever end? It just gets worse and worse. And all with no laws passed, no referendums approved, no accountability.
(11/30/2018) Father Threatened With Losing Custody for Not Affirming 6-Year-Old Son’s Involuntary Transition to Girl. There was a time when I really did not believe that people could be so insane. But apparently there is simply no limit, not only to the insanity, but to the willingness of supposedly sane people to go along with it.
(11/27/2018) Florida School Shows Kids a Graphic Planned Parenthood Sex Video Without Parents’ Permission. Even more absurd, it was shown in Literature class. Note that Progressives see no problem with indoctrinating your kids, and they are doing it all the time.
(11/27/2018) ‘Science’ Magazine Clams ‘No Scientific Foundation’ for Defining Gender by Birth. Well, I suppose you can simply redefine gender. We've already redefined marriage.
(11/03/2018) Canada offers a life lesson to a timid, quiet Church. Apparently, if you actually believe the Bible, you are unqualified to foster a child. LGTB couples are favored, Christians not.
(11/01/2018) Lesbians 'hurt' by Christian baker wore 'hidden microphones.' They went from bakery to bakery seeking one to refuse them. They are the ones who should be sued.
(10/29/2018) Rev. Graham Praises Trump Administration for Defining Sex as 'Male' or 'Female.' Chromosomes define your sex - male, female or the rare mutation. All the hormones and mutilating operations cannot change this. As with any issue / problem, start with the truth and work from there. If someone has a hard time coping with their biological identity, they need help. Pretending to change reality is not a solution.
(10/24/2018) On Gender, Left Steps Up Effort Against Notorious Hate Group: Reality. OK, this is satire from the Babylon Bee. But it really does reflect the reality of the progressives' denial of reality. The party of science and reason has managed to persuade themselves to be opposed to objective reality when it refuses to conform to their agenda.
(10/22/2018) The new taboo: More people regret sex change and want to ‘detransition’, surgeon says. But that would be politically incorrect, so it must be covered up. Apparently it is a good thing to totally mess up people's lives in order to make a political statement. Sad.
(10/18/2018) Transgender female cyclist places first against biological women in meet: ‘I’m a WORLD CHAMPION.’ What is amazing is how many people actually buy into this idiocy. The alternate explanation is that they don't buy into it, but pretend to out of fear of being called a bigot. Truth is a powerful weapon, but not if we refuse to wield it.
(10/14/2018) Jesuit Priest Argues that Church Should Accept Gay Families. This is Father James Martin, so there is really nothing new here. He has been letting culture define his theology for years.
(10/06/2018) Grade school Forces Kids to Write Gay Love Letters to Promote ‘Diversity.’ UK, but this is what the Left does.
(09/25/2018) Washington Post Celebrates The Ignorant Delusion Of Letting Toddlers ‘Choose’ Their Sex. This is just another example of the rejection of God and the acceptance of ever changing "truths" to be dictated to us by our "experts." I think Paul had something to say about the dangers of worshiping the created rather than the Creator.
(09/10/2018) Transgender Pronouns Are Just the Beginning. How Coerced Speech Could Erode Liberty for Everyone. Coerced speech clearly violates the First Amendment. But just remember that Nancy Pelosi thinks it would be constitutional to pass a law required everyone to eat broccoli.
(09/09/2018) High School English Students Forced to Learn Gender-Bending Pronouns and Anti-White Propaganda. I doubt this is limited to a single high school teacher.
(09/09/2018) ‘Navigating The Transgender Debate’ — Policy, Pastoral, and Theological Approaches. Sadly, far more people are "gender-condused" - and think that something must be done about it, than in year's gone by. Why? Because it has become a fad, and they are being encouraged to do so - by our schools, by our entertainers, by academia, by our "elites." In short, they are being encouraged by the usual suspects. We really should round them up. Figuratively speaking, of course.
(09/06/2018) LGBT, Antifa demand Texas church leave over sexuality. Gee, why is it that when the Left demands that we conform to their views, there is not talk in the media about the Left "imposing their values" on others?
(08/31/2018) Explosive Ivy League Study Repressed For Finding Transgender Kids May Be A Social Contagion. Kids are very susceptible to peer and social media pressure. The fact that so many adults are encouraging them is shameful.
(08/29/2018) Britain’s Best Quiz Show Goes ‘Gender-Neutral.’ These things do have an effect. when asked what percentage of the population is homosexual, the median answer from Americans is around 32%, which is at least 10 times the actual number. Why do we think the number is so high? If you watch TV, you'll understand. Homosexuals are vastly over-represented, and now the focus is turning to vastly over-representing trans-sexuals. When you control the megaphones and microphones, there is no limit to the damage you can do.
(08/27/2018) The Crisis in the Catholic Church. This is the best article on the subject that I have read. Update: This article is possibly even better: Prelates and Pederasts.
(08/26/2018) Two California Senators Declare War on the Christian Faith. This concerns California's "must stay gay" bill, which will soon become law. One of the bill's sponsors says that the faith community must "change with the times." This bill is certainly unconstitutional, but there are plenty of judges who will uphold it before it winds it's way to the SCOTUS. Imagine where we'd be if Hillary were president?
(08/25/2018) Gay duo married by Ginsburg accused of raping student. Well, as little as I care for Justice Ginsburg, she is certainly not to blame. But the alleged rape occurred before the "marriage" and it is ironic. And note that she officiated at the "wedding" even though SSM was still before the SCOTUS, and she naturally did not recuse herself. Of course, our MSM had no problem with that lack of recusal.
(08/20/2018) Gay TV Star Gets Cremated By Liberals After Saying Not All Republicans are Racist. Good thing liberals are so tolerant. Imagine how they might have responded if they weren't.
(08/19/2018) You Won’t Believe What Kids Can Find On ‘Transgender’ At The Public Library. Well, there is little I find hard to believe these days. Progressives have no qualms about using their positions of trust to push their agenda. They are fully persuaded, not only that they are right, but that those who disagree are not jsut wrong, but bad and evil. Sadly, they are far more willing to push their agenda than we Christians are willing to push ours.
(08/19/2018) Thoughts on the Unthinkable: The Catholic Church Scandal. I haven't posted on this before, but it should not be ignored. On the one hand, the media emphasizes the vast number of cases, though they cover quite a few decades and the number of recent cases is not so great. On the other have, the media ignores the fact the the vast majority of the cases are homosexual in nature. Overemphasizing the first and ignoring the latter fits nicely with the progressive agenda - bashing Christianity and promoting the LGBT+ agenda. Update: Cardinal Burke: 'We Have a Very Grave Problem of a Homosexual Culture in the Church.'
(08/15/2018) Colorado goes after Masterpiece Cakeshop again – this time over “gender transition” cake. I guess we should not be surprised. Here is more: Colorado Is Going After Jack Phillips Of Masterpiece Cakeshop Again. There is good news - he is fighting back with a counter suit against the so-called "Civil Rights Commission."
(08/13/2018) Chai Feldblum in her own words. Since her nomination for another term on the EEOC is being held up, she is trying to position herself as a "moderate" when it comes to balancing "gay rights" against religious rights. But she is no moderate.
(08/11/2018) The Problem with Gay Marriage. Good article on the topic.
(08/02/2018) Canadian man legally lists gender as female to get cheaper car insurance: report. We all knew this kind of stuff was going to happen. Women get cheaper rates on life insurance, as well. We are already seeing the beginning of men taking over women's sports. And yet, are any of the people advocating this nonsense actually observing and learning anything? Of course not! Note that in this particular case, all the man had to do was tell a doctor that he identified as female, and his birth certificate was changed.
(07/31/2018) Federal judge orders Wisconsin to pay for gender reassignment surgery for two Medicaid recipients. Of course. It would be too much trouble to actually get legislators to make the legislation more clear - and success would be uncertain! So just get a flexible jidge to rule in your favor.
(07/29/2018) LGBTQ protests Chick-fil-A's 1st opening in Canada. Of course. They claim that Chick-fil-A discriminates, which is totally false. But the Left has long since abandoned honesty and truth as values.
(07/25/2018) New Study Finding Lesbians Are ‘Just As Good’ As Married Biological Parents Is Fake News. Sadly, academia and social sciences have been so corrupted, that studies can be found to support every progressive talking point. It isn't that conservatives would never produce a phony study - though there is less need for conservatives to do so. It is that academia and the social sciences are dominated by the Left. Note that studies funded by corporations are always rejected by the MSM as being tainted. They never bother to check out the methodology or attempt to replicate. Meanwhile, this study is so tainted as to be a farce, but they trot it out as proof of their narrative.
Many in America have totally rejected the pursuit of truth, replacing truth with whatever conforms to their favored worldview - and then declaring it "truth."
(07/17/2018) Policy allowing transgender people to bathe in park’s female enclosure sparks outcry. This is in London, but we obviously have the same problem here.
(07/14/2018) Texas megachurch to leave UMC over LGBT issues? It seems like a sensible thing to do.
(07/13/2018) Episcopal Church Allows Priests To Perform Same-Sex Marriages, Even If Their Bishops Object. This simply means that more congregations are likely to leave the denomination - and that is a good thing. It is a shame that they have chosen to go in this direction, however. Growing up I knew a lot of Episcopal clergy (fathers of friends and friends of our family) and they were fine Christians. I wonder what they would think were they alive today.
(06/23/2018) ‘Today’ features 10-year-old ‘drag kid’ who says he’s gay, not trans. Parents say it’s ‘his life.’ There are many things that parents should not allow their children to do and this is certainly one of them. As a result, this poor kid is is going to grow up far more messed up mentally than he already is. And yet the loudest voices are going to be praising the parents. At least, the voices that are going to get the most publicity are. Of course, we can't ignore the fact that the parents and the kid are getting lots of publicity. And money?
(06/21/2018) School District Will No Longer Acknowledge “Biological Sex.” They are going with "sex assigned at birth." Note that the people pushing this stuff on us belong to the party that claims to be the party of science and reason. People that disagree are irrational and anti-science. The progressive agenda is simply being imposed. And yet we are the ones who are supposedly imposing our values on others. We are in a war, we are losing that war, and most of us still haven't realized it.
(06/14/2018) When Parents Push Back Against Transanity. The fact is, we can win of these issues if we choose to fight back. I think it is a shame that we didn't so a very good job when it came to SSM.
(06/09/2018) Too Few Pastors Spoke Up. It’s the Real Reason We’re in This Mess Today. Sad,but largely true. And the exceptions that do have the courage to speak out don't seem to get much support - moral or otherwise - from their fellows.
(06/09/2018) Transgender Parent Demands Baby Is First in UK to Be Legally Motherless. Sigh. There was a time when people strove to become better people, to improve their character, to raise themselves above their circumstances. To be sure, there are still people like that. But no longer do we, as a society. honor it. Now our culture honors those who hang on to their flaws, embrace their flaws and even take on new flaws they previously did not have. We call this being "authentic." Many realize, deep inside, that their flaws really are flaws. Rather than correct them, they demand that others affirm them or even join them. This tendency is not limited to trans- and homosexuality. Just everyday flaws like being rude or selfish or lazy. Our culture simply no longer honors that which is honorable, but rather that which is dishonorable. But we, as Christians, do not have to follow culture to destruction. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things (Phil 4:8).
(06/08/2018) The Real Reason America Has Embraced Same-Sex ‘Marriage.’ Perhaps we have become more "tolerant," though tolerance isn't always a good thing. But we have definitely become less moral - and not just on LGBT issues. Update: Need evidence? Poll: 69% of Americans Support Sex Outside Marriage. There is more bad news in the survey, such as 19% of Americans Think Polygamy Is ‘Morally Acceptable.’
(06/06/2018) Christians Need to 'Repent' for Anti-LGBT 'Culture of Death,' HuffPost Says. I don't think that the HuffPost is where I am going for guidance.
(06/06/2018) Judges uphold 'gender identity' over basic morality. As a society, we used to adhere, at least loosely, to biblical standards. We have long since abandoned those standards and our culture and standards have been degrading at an alarming rate. Philippians 4:8 - Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Today, we seem to encourage the opposite of all these things.
(06/01/2018) Southern Baptist Denomination Cuts Ties With DC Baptists Over Homosexuality. Good. Scripture - God's truth - does not change over time. We really need to make a stand. The time for being "nice" is over. I use the scare quotes because is turning a blind eye to sin actually a nice thing to do? Is it nice to affirm sin and encourage people to continue to sin? Surely we are all sinners, but that doesn't mean we should affirm and encourage it.
(05/31/2018) New video explodes major lie of homosexuality. 8 testimonies from people who experienced what lawmakers say doesn't exist. Just because most homosexuals do not want to change their behavior does not mean that none of them can change their behavior. There are plenty who have, but their stories are suppressed because it contradicts the progressive narrative.
(05/28/2018) Acceptance Of Homosexuality Grows, Even Among ‘Conservatives.’ Progressives having control of the MSM, academia and public education, entertainment, the judicial system and the mainline (and some other) churches does have an effect. Ultimately, I believe God's truth will prevail over today's ever changing cultural "truth."
(05/26/2018) Parents are Livid After 7th Grade Students Receive Graphic Sex Homework. This is probably worse than you think from the headline. It was at a charter school.
(05/22/2018) 4 Reasons Even Liberals Should Oppose California’s Gay Therapy Ban. But they are not likely to. The narrative is far more important to them than the facts.
(05/19/2018) Texas parents, school stop LGBTQ-touting teacher. It doesn't always succeed, but we are far more likely to win victories if we actually fight. And as I keep repeating, conservatives are far less likely to try to impose their values on other people's kids than are progressives.
(05/19/2018) LGBT Activist Twisting Jesus’ Words Into a Judgmental ‘Jesus Hammer.’ In this case, the claim, is support of transgenderism, is that Jesus always defended the marginalized. This is simply not true, but it sounds so caring and many Christians buy in to it. Discernment is in order, but you have to spend time in Scripture if you are going to discern. I actually had a friend years ago who defended abortion as follows: Jesus loves us and therefore wants us to do whatever we feel we need to do! What!?! She has since become pro-life. Don't be suckered into supporting that which in contrary to God's Word.
(05/18/2018) Rev. Graham Slams Episcopal Church on 'Marriage' Change: 'Caving to the Gay Agenda.' Clearly a great many people, including many who consider themselves to be Christian, consider their wisdom to be superior to God's wisdom. Slamming the Episcopal Church for their latest step away from the Bible hardly seems worth the effort. Any Christians remaining in the Episcopal Church should just head for the exits. There are plenty of Bible believing churches that would welcome them.
(05/10/2018) No, We Can’t Compromise On Transgenderism. Apparently, the current way in which to deal with mental illnesses is simply to declare that they are not mental illnesses. Then we don't have to spend time and money treating them and we can pat ourselves on the back, declaring our moral superiority. Win, win! Except for those with the mental illnesses, that is.
(05/07/2018) New York Times: Teaching Children to Delay Having Sex is ‘Anti-Science.’ Is there any reason to pay any attention to anything the NY Times has to say?
(05/07/2018) Ex-Gays: The Smallest and Most Rejected Minority in America. How true. In fact, despite the fact that there are a fair number of ex-gays, they are repeatedly told that they are either liars or that they don't exist. After all, they are evidence contrary to the narrative. They must be silenced.
(05/05/2018) 'Consent Apps' Allow Guys to Get Consent for Sex from Drunk Strangers in the Name of Feminism. I find it amazing. The Left has gone a long way to ruining the news media, academia, and entertainment. They are working on science. They are hard at work ruining sex, as well, though that has been going on since the 60's and before.
(05/04/2018) Joy Reid scandal: MSNBC accused of hypocrisy as evidence of lying about anti-gay slurs piles up. No problem. As long as you toe the progressive line today, what you said yesterday doesn't matter. Of course, if you don't toe the progressive line today, what you said yesterday is all important, even if you disavow it today.
(05/02/2018) Gender Propaganda in Kindergarten. Traditional values being pushed in kindergarten would be immediately squelched. But Leftist nonsense proceeds apace and we are clearly not doing enough about it. The fact that education and academia is dominated by the Left does not help. But our children are being indoctrinated, not merely in ideas that we disagree with, but ideas that are genuinely harmful - both to individuals and to society as a whole.
(04/27/2018) Radical Feminists and Christians Unite to Fight Transgender Bathroom Law. The Holy Spirit has really been impressing on me the importance of truth. God is a God of truth. He honors truth and despises falsehood in all its forms. When policies - or for that matter, any personal actions - are based falsehoods, they will be harmful. So it is with Transgender Bathroom laws - they are based on falsehoods and they are harmful. Even some feminists see that the whole transgender "movement" is harmful to women. Maybe they can wise up in other ways as well.
(04/26/2018) California’s ‘You Must Stay Gay’ Bill Reflects Rebellion Against God. It also reflects rebellion against the Constitution ... to say nothing about science and reason. And this is all from the "party of science and reason." This bill will almost certainly become law. While it is unlikely to survive constitutional muster, who knows? A large number of people find it perfectly proper to pass such outrageous legislation and there are plenty of judges who are quite capable of rationalizing how the bill doesn't violate the First Amendment. As mentioned before, it is interesting how "gender" is just a matter of choice, while homosexual preferences are, in fact, unchangeable. Apparently progressives are immune to cognitive dissonance.
(04/25/2018) Chai update: Sen. Lee is steadfast in his opposition. This is very good news. Chai Feldblum is extremely hostile to Christians and religious freedom. There is no need for Republicans to confirm her for another term at the EEOC, and every reason not to. There is nothing the Democrats can offer that would make any deal a positive one. Sen. Lee may not be my senator, but I have sent him a note of thanks and encouragement.
(04/25/2018) Piers Morgan is being pummeled by the left over what he said about ‘gender-fluidity.’ This is what happens when you leave truth behind. The transgenders (gender is whatever you happen to want it to be) and the LGs (sexual preference is fixed and cannot be changed) are having a little disagreement. Base your thinking on truth, reality, experience, facts and God's Word (more truth!) and you are on solid rock. Unlike the progressives and Democrats of today who have a hard time just keeping up with what their trendy views are supposed to be from day to day.
(04/23/2018) Chai Alert. The GOP has the power to kill this woman's nomination as EEOC commissioner, yet it seems they are determined to approve her - a woman who believes "sexual rights" almost always trump religious rights. Why the GOP is determined to give the Dems what they want when the GOP has all the power is beyond me. They will never get anything in return when the Dems are in control.
(04/21/2018) Christian group protects kids from LGBT propaganda. We can win if we fight back! So quit rolling over and fight!
(04/19/2018) California Schools Force Students into Gender Sensitivity Training, Say Parents have No Say. Christians and conservatives are having their kids being indoctrinated in values they disagree with - and they are paying for it. Is not something on the order of rebellion called for?
(04/04/2018) Honor for teacher who read transgender book to kindergarteners. Of course. This is at a charter school. I have been in favor of a voucher system for education for almost 40 years. The need today is far, far greater than when I first jumped on board.