Andre Sue Peterson: Homosexuality Is Worse than Other Sins

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I knew when I saw the title of last week's World Magazine column, The Couple Next Door, that Andre Seu Peterson was up to it again.Ten years ago homosexuality was fringy and dangerous and you were dead set against it. Today homosexuality is the guy grilling steaks next door, waving to you over the picket fence, calling, “How about those Phillies!”Oh dear. Andre, who thinks measures to prevent kids from sexual abuse at church are a drag (?!) and that bisexuals are just sexually pro … [Read more...]

Christian Reconstructionist Gary DeMar Compares the Gay Rights Movement to ISIS

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When I saw an article titled "The Gay Rights Movement: ISIS without Bullets?" I was intrigued. The idea was so beyond the pale I wanted to know what it was based on. The author of the piece was Gary DeMar. Wait. Gary DeMar?Yes. Gary DeMar.Gary DeMar is a Christian Reconstructionist and president of American Vision, a prominant Christian Reconstructionist organization. Christian Reconstructionists believe in implementing Old Testament law in our society today. DeMar is the coauthor of the … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk about Riots

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The discussion of the Baltimore riots has split America, with conservatives lining up to condemn the riots and liberals lining up to defend them and each side calling the other racist. African Americans, too, are often split along the same lines.For example, we see this from in the Atlantic: Now, tonight, I turn on the news and I see politicians calling for young people in Baltimore to remain peaceful and "nonviolent." These well-intended pleas strike me as the right answer to the wrong … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]


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