The Limits of Open Mindedness in Debates on Same-Sex Marriage and Abortion

A Republican senator reversed himself on same-sex marriage and now supports it. What causes a change in so fundamental an issue? And how does this apply to abortion? [Read more…]

Same-Sex Marriage Is the Law of the Land: Panicking Yet?

With Obergefell v. Hodges behind us, let’s consider Panic v. Reality [Read more…]

The Sin of Sodom was Homosexuality … Or Was It?

The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is often held up as clear evidence that the Bible was against homosexuality. But was homosexuality really the sin of Sodom? [Read more…]

Conservatives Will Hold Their Breath to Get Their Way

An ad in the Washington Post highlights conservative Christians’ resolve against same-sex marriage, which is expected to become the law of the land within days. Let’s take a look at their argument. [Read more…]

A Defense of a Christian Homophobe

A pastor says that death by stoning should be the punishment for homosexuality. If it’s good enough for God, it’s good enough for him. Wade through the insanity, though, and there are valid points here. [Read more…]

Being on the Wrong Side of History on Same-Sex Marriage? Worse than You Think.

Opponents of same-sex marriage say that they’re fighting the good fight. They know they’re right, and they don’t much care how history will judge them. (But they should.) [Read more…]

Does the Church Face a Dietrich Bonhoeffer Moment? Maybe It’s Just a Case of the Vapours.

A Christian blogger makes a poor comparison that backfires. [Read more…]

Turning the Tables on Same-Sex Marriage? Not with THIS Argument (2 of 2).

A Christian blogger offers six suggestions to improve the rhetorical position of Christians arguing against same-sex marriage. I agree with him that the Christian has an uphill battle, but I don’t agree that these suggestions make his argument any more palatable. [Read more…]

Turning the Tables on Same-Sex Marriage? Not with THIS Argument.

A Christian blogger came up with an intriguing experiment to explore whether it makes sense for Christian bakers to refuse to bake for gay weddings. See if you’re more impressed than I was. [Read more…]

20 Arguments Against Same-Sex Marriage, Rebutted (Part 6)

Same-sex marriage seems inevitable in America, but anti-gay arguments remain a siren song to many conservatives. Let’s critique the final arguments, 17–20. [Read more…]