Christian Columnist: Leelah Alcorn’s Suicide is Sad, So Let’s Look for the “Root Causes of Transgenderism”

Yesterday, Terry posted the tragic story of Leelah Alcorn (below), a transgender teen who killed herself, leaving behind a digital suicide note urging parents never to tell their kids that it’s “just a phase” or “God doesn’t make mistakes.” Leelah also pointed out that her conservative Christian parents sent her to a Christian therapist, which didn’t help matters.

In situations like this, we’ve come to expect conservative Christians jumping into the fray to offer their thoughts, usually reinforcing the problem that led to the tragedy in the first place.

Cue Michael Brown of the homophobic Christian publication Charisma. After expressing his condolences over her loss (though he doesn’t hesitate to call her a “him”), Brown reminds everyone that people can be “cured” of their transgenderism and that sex changes don’t always solve the problem:

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Alabama University Chancellor Sends Students an Email Suggesting Religion Keeps Our Democracy Functional

Yesterday afternoon, students and faculty members at Alabama’s Troy University received a strange email from Chancellor Jack Hawkins wishing them a happy new year. I was forwarded a copy of the email:

The message itself doesn’t really bother me… but let’s take a look at that video he linked to:

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The 10 Most Popular Posts on This Site: 2014 Edition

Here’s the yearly countdown of the most popular posts on this site:



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Michelle Duggar, Reality TV Star Who Has Actively Fought Against LGBT Rights, Has a Lesbian Sister

It’s not exactly a closely-guarded secret, but Michelle Duggar, the 19 Kids and Counting mother who led the charge against a bill preventing LGBT discrimination in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has a sister who is (wait for it…) a lesbian.



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What Does Joel Osteen Have Against Facts?

Pastor Joel Osteen, who loves tweeting inspirational word salads, would like to remind you not to let the facts get in the way of your fiction:

Sounds nice if you’re in a hospital where the doctor tells you the “fact” that you’re dying. (Though, if you survive, then your impending death wasn’t really a “fact” in the first place.)

Sounds horribly illogical in every other situation.

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