Gay Marriage is the Law of the Land- And God Isn’t Going to Freak Out About It

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Moments ago the US Supreme Court announced that marriage equality is now the law of the land. As our LGBTQ brothers and sisters celebrate civil equality under the law, undoubtedly there will be many conservative brothers and sisters who will warn of God’s pending judgment against the United States. It’s obviously been a common trend [Read More...]

Why Nonaffirming Evangelicals Can Still Support Marriage Equality (And Should)

Can a conservative evangelical Christian who holds the personal theological conviction that homosexual behavior is sinful, still support civil marriage equality? That’s what the folks at Evangelicals For Marriage Equality are arguing, and I wholeheartedly agree. If you are a conservative evangelical who is not affirming of same sex marriage theologically, I hope you’ll consider [Read More...]

Matthew Vines v. Michael Brown: The Gay Christian Debate

The other day Michael Brown agreed to debate Matthew Vines on the issue “can you be gay and still be a Christian?”. If you missed it, they’ve just put the full debate on YouTube, which you can find here below. I’ll present this without my own commentary and everyone can be free to watch, process, [Read More...]

Shot For Asking A Question: What We Can Learn From The Jars of Clay Fallout

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What can we learn from this? I think it’s clear: unwavering opposition to both civil and religious same sex marriage is now a hallmark of being Evangelical. No reasonable, middle ground (separation of church and state in the matter) will be allowed– and they are willing to fight a civil war to make this issue the foundation of American Evangelicalism. [Read more...]

When We’d Rather Let Kids Go Hungry Than Be Reasonable On Gay Marriage

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  I officially know what an aneurysm feels like, because I think I just had one this morning. Brace yourself, because you might have one too. At least we’ll all go through it together. Yesterday as told via Christianity Today, the Christian relief organization World Vision announced that it was making a major policy change in [Read More...]

The Un-Christian Nature Of New “Religious Freedom” Laws

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Kristen Powers and Jonathan Merritt had a great article the other day pointing out the hypocritical nature of these new “religious freedom” laws that are cropping up in many states. Such laws are clothed in terms of freedom for Christians, while being incredibly un-Christian at the core. In short, these laws are designed to give [Read More...]

A New Way I’m Dealing With Hate Mail: Reply, But Be Funny And Obnoxious (like this)

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There are a variety of opinions on how to manage hate mail: I say, reply– but be funny and obnoxious. Here’s the funny way I responded to one reader earlier today. [Read more...]

Your Same Sex Marriage Hasn’t Affected The Sanctity Of Mine (an apology to the LGBT community)

A new study shows that divorce rates are highest in areas with conservative Christians– not just for themselves, but for their neighbors as well. I think it’s time we apologize to the LGBT community for accusing them of harming the “sanctity” of marriage. [Read more...]

American Slavery, Marriage Equality, and the Wrath of God

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Reflecting back on the movies I saw in 2013, the most powerful movie was hands down 12 Years A Slave. If you haven’t seen this movie, I hope you will as soon as it is out on DVD– this is one of those movies that will seriously disturb you, but for all the right reasons. [Read More...]


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