Rev. Phil Snider, LGBT Rights and Going Viral (CultureCast)

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Over the weekend, our friend Phil Snider had the unexpected pleasure of going viral. Not him personally, really, but a video he appeared in this past August snatched more than 2.5 million views after Gawker picked it up. Phil is a Disciples of Christ pastor in Springfield, MO, and he was speaking on behalf of LGBT rights [Read More...]

When Church Drives Sexuality Underground, Bad Things Happen

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I got a link to an article yesterday from a friend of mine, and on the surface, it seemed pretty benign. But the more I sat with it, the more it bothered me. The piece is part of a series the Christian Post is publishing on homosexuality and Christianity, and this article on particular is [Read More...]

Homosexuality and the Bible: a Flowchart

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Not sure of the original source on this, but I think it’s pretty great. [Read more...]

What To Do About “Radical Feminist Nuns”

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It’s not exactly headline-worthy news that many Catholics actually hold personal beliefs that don’t line up with church doctrine. It does get a little more interesting, however, when an umbrella group for 57,000 American nuns is called to the carpet for straying from Church teaching. Reportedly, the nuns are promoting ideas on issues like abortion [Read More...]

“Open Homosexuality,” Prostitution and Tony Perkins’ Moral Slippery Slope

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Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, appeared on Janet Mefferd‘s Christian radio show recently and offered what shocked many, though it probably shouldn’t have. The surprise came when Perkins drew a correlation between the repeal of the Military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law and the recent Secret Service scandal involving agents hiring prostitutes [Read More...]

What does the Bible really say about homosexuality?

From the upcoming book, BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE. Order sets of five copies at Chalice Press, enter the promotional code “BANNEDQ5″ at checkout and get 40% all five books. What does the Bible really say about homosexuality? Christian Piatt: Perhaps nothing sparks more heated debate over scripture than the Biblical position on homosexuality. First [Read More...]

Going out of the way to be uncomfortable

I’m a sucker for nearly any reality show in which participants undergo a radical transformation. I love the big payoff at the end of the Biggest Loser season; I watch American Idol like a tweenie fan; and I’m man enough to admit I’m a total sucker for a makeover.

That’s why, when Morgan Spurlock, creator and star of the documentary film Super Size Me, started a new TV series called 30 Days, I was hooked before I even saw the pilot. [Read more...]

New podcast now available in two parts

New podcast available (in two parts): interview with Josh Einsohn, Hollywood casting director, social activist and founder of www.AllOrNotAtAll.org, a group created in response to the passage of California’s Proposition 8. [Read more...]


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