Any Time I Hear Someone Say “Traditional Marriage”

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Traditional marriage. Traditional marriage. Traditional marriage.This week Fox News published an opinion piece by Cal Thomas titled "Will we erase the boundaries that have guided humanity for generations?" In it he asked this: If human history, tradition, the Bible, the Constitution and biology are to be ignored or re-defined, on what basis do courts say "no" to anything? Of course, these same questions were on the justice's minds during last weeks' Supreme Court hearings.Justice … [Read more...]

Andrée Seu Peterson’s Appalling Column on Bisexuality

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Regular readers will know that I'm no fan of Andrée Seu Peterson, a columnist for World Magazine. In the past, I've written about her sexist discussion of taking a man's name in marriage and her dismissal of protections put in place to prevent child sexual abuse. But I have to say, this week's column really takes the cake.The title? "'B' Is for Bogus." "B" as in bisexuality.Oh yes.Someone in our Saturday morning women’s prayer group prayed for LGBT people to come to faith in Christ. F … [Read more...]

A Letter from Hell, and Self-Reinforcing Beliefs

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I recently read a piece titled "A Young Man's Letter from Hell." It goes like this: Dear Zack,I died today. It’s a lot different than I expected. You see, I always thought that dying would bring me to a world that is foggy and hazy. But this place is crystal clear… It’s even more real than my life on Earth.I can think. I can talk. I can even feel.Right after the wreck I could feel my spirit leaving my body. It was the weirdest thing, Zack. I thought I heard you screaming out to me, m … [Read more...]

My Kindergartener Knows What It Means to Be Transgender (and the Sky Hasn’t Fallen)

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This week I saw this story on Fox Nation: Teachers at Mitchell Primary School in Maine read a book to the children called I Am Jazz. It's the story about a young child with a boy's body, but a girl's brain.The transgender storytime was part of a lesson on tolerance and acceptance. Parents say they were not informed until after the fact, and one very irate mom reached out to my colleague Sean Hannity, firing off an email that reads, in part, "I feel like my thoughts, feelings and beliefs … [Read more...]

On Orgies, Bisexuality, James Dobson, and Evangelicals

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I just read this on Right Wing Watch:Later in the program, Dobson took issue with pastors "who are compassionate toward those who have attractions to same-sex individuals." "I would like them to think, just for a moment, about 'LGBT,'" Dobson said. "The 'B' stand for bisexual! That's orgies!  Are you really going to support this?"I guess I feel like if you're going to get up on your platform and speak on an issue, you should do your research first. Or maybe I'm just old fashioned like t … [Read more...]

Red Town, Blue Town

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The last time I visited my hometown to see my parents and siblings, I found myself in the gym at my parents' church, juggling kids and donuts. One of the church elders saw me and struck up conversation. He asked where I was living now, and when I told him, he shook his head. "It must be hard to raise a family in such a godless place," he said. I found that comment so bizarre---and yet somehow so insightful---that I haven't been able to shake it.I live in a medium-sized college town that has … [Read more...]

A Matter of Patriarchy

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Yesterday I saw a trailer for the new Christian movie, A Matter of Faith.The film's website offers this summary:  A Christian girl, Rachel Whitaker (Jordan Trovillion) goes off to college for her freshman year and begins to be influenced by her popular Biology professor (Harry Anderson) who teaches that evolution is the answer to the origins of life. When Rachel’s father, Stephen Whitaker (Jay Pickett) senses something changing with his daughter, he begins to examine the situation and wh … [Read more...]


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