Chick-fil-a, Boycotts, and our Free Speech Culture

Let me make one thing clear: I love free speech.  I love free speech so much that I want to marry it (and in Massachusetts, I can!) [Read more...]

Office Depot, Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters Not Tweeting “Tolerance”

Last week I stirred up a few of Lady Gaga’s “little monsters” by pointing out Office Depot partnered with the singer’s “Born This Way Foundation,” which equates sexual self-indulgence with virtue, encourages support of gay marriage, transgendered surgery, and more. [Read more...]

Kraft Foods Gives Christian Customers Their Middle Finger

Oreos are the types of cookies that you never really want, but are good if you’re forced to eat them at Vacation Bible School or church potluck when the homemades cookies are gone.

But will churches like the new ad campaign by Kraft Foods, photoshopping Oreos to symbolize gay pride? [Read more...]

African Americans and Gay Marriage – Pastors Speak Out

Sometimes, when I’m away from my local congregation here in Tennessee, I listen to sermon podcasts from my former congregation, Times Square Church in New York City.

Today I found myself driving down Interstate 71 instead of sitting in the pews of my church, so I pulled up a May 27 sermon by Pastor Carter Conlon.  In his sermon, called “We Still Have Time to Make a Difference,” Pastor Conlon said the definition of family is being challenged by the “highest levels of government.”  He warned of the cultural dissolution that will invariably come with this ever-changing definition of family and told his congregants that “there’s still time to make a difference” in the culture.  He said that Christians have acted like we’re on some sort of cruise ship while others have infiltrated every segment of society trying to push evil down our throats. He encouraged his congregants to vote Biblically, to run for office, and to be involved in all areas of the community. [Read more...]

Deep Theological Thoughts

Words fail:

“I think people are scared — scared of change, and what has been in the closet is finally coming out, and too many people are not willing to accept it,” White said.

He argued they have to accept it, adding that it’s a civil rights issue.

It’s time for our society to do as Rodney King did and say, ‘Can’t we all get along?’ That should be the 11th commandment as far as I’m concerned,” he said.

-Rev. Oliver White of Grace Community United Church of Christ explaining why his congregation lost most of its members after he publicly supported gay marriage.

 


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