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Old Testament Slavery—Not so Bad?

A recent podcast spent an hour responding to Dan Savage’s well-publicized public spanking of the Bible. The podcast says that Savage’s claim–that the Bible is “radically pro-slavery”–is hopelessly wrong, but the Bible itself disagrees. [Read more...]

Homosexuality in Nature

Is homosexuality in humans an aberration? Just another deviation from nature? No, humans have a lot of company in this department. [Read more...]

Marriage—Designed for Procreation?

Marriage, many Christians want us to believe, is for procreation. Nope—not companionship, not love, not even financial support. (I wonder if they know that babies don’t come from marriage but sex.) [Read more...]

What Does the New Testament Say about Homosexuality?

Several passages from the New Testament are often cited to condemn homosexuality, but these sources undercut their own credibility. [Read more...]

Does the Old Testament Condemn Homosexuality? (2 of 2)

This post concludes our look at homosexuality in the Old Testament with some passages from Leviticus. At first glance, they’re pretty harsh. When properly understood, however, they don’t provide much ammunition to the Christian eager to condemn homosexuality. [Read more...]

Does the Old Testament Condemn Homosexuality?

This is the first of two posts about homosexuality in the Old Testament and focuses on the Sodom and Gomorrah story. It doesn’t say as much about homosexuality in modern society as many Christians imagine. [Read more...]

Biblical Marriage: Not a Pretty Picture

Do the Bible and the Church make a clear and unambiguous declaration that marriage is between a man and a woman? Nope. Let’s celebrate marriage, but let’s not delude ourselves about how recent our view of marriage is. [Read more...]

Word of the Day: Haggard’s Law

Rev. Ted Haggard preached loudly against homosexuality but was discovered to be gay himself. This hypocritical disconnect between words and actions is now called Haggard’s Law. [Read more...]

Confused Thinking About Homosexuality

An online Christian ministry has a long argument against homosexuality and same-sex marriage that needs dismantling. [Read more...]


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