Dear Adam: Being Gay Is Not Just about Sex

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There's a comic going around titled "If you're gay, I want you to know that I don't hate you," by comic artist Adam Ford. In it the author explains that everyone sins, and sexual sin of any sort keeps people from God, and actually he loves gay people and doesn't hate them at all and that's why he's telling them this. I'm not going to go through the whole thing (it's lengthy), but I do want to touch on a few points.We'll call the character on the left Adam, because that's the name of the … [Read more...]

“Some Responsibility”: Evangelicals’ Shifting LGBT Rhetoric

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In a recent Christianity Today article, O. Alan Noble wrote the following of Christians who have supported the Obergefell decision: Many supported the court ruling because for so long our culture has harbored contempt, disgust, and hatred for people who deviate from heterosexuality. This is a tragic and inexcusable legacy for which the evangelical church bears some responsibility. When you can get bullied or killed for being gay, it matters when people are willing to come alongside you. Do you … [Read more...]

Minnesota Senator Forgets Lesbians Exist

Have you seen this?While nondiscrimination ordinances are spotty and don't apply to the entire country and adoption laws in many states still need to catch up with the recent Supreme Court ruling, the major LGBT rights issue after marriage equality is actually shaping up to be "bathroom bills." Take a look at this, for instance: In a lengthy interview on Thursday, Sen. Warren Limmer, Rep. Abigail Whelan, and AM 980 KKMS radio host Paul Ridgeway explained why the trio are pushing for a bill … [Read more...]

The Truth about the Sweet Cakes Bakery Gag Order

I wrote yesterday about Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the Oregon bakery ordered to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple to whom they refused service. One thing I didn't touch on, however, was the so-called "gag order," which was also included in the final order issued by the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI). Here is how Todd Starnes wrote about it in an opinion piece for Fox News:On Friday the state ordered owners Aaron and Melissa Klein to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple … [Read more...]

Sweet Cakes by Melissa Didn’t Just Deny a Lesbian Couple Service, They Also Doxxed Them and Their Kids

While reading Doug Wilson's blog, I came upon this: Now these very nice Christian people have for a number of years been dismissed as brim-full-o-hate, and their carefully chosen words of love and moral concern are always dismissed as mere hypocrisy. People in this class are fined megabucks for politely declining to bake the cake. “No, thank you.” That’s just the worst, capable of causing over seventy forms of trauma in lesbians made out of rice paper. Let's set some facts straight, shall we? F … [Read more...]

Doug Wilson: Supporting Marriage Equality Is a “Far More Serious” Problem Than Supporting Slavery

One thing I have found especially heartening over the past few weeks has been the way progressive and moderate Christians have stepped up to the plate on marriage equality. And no, they're not just stepping up to say "not all Christians," they're stepping up to do battle on this issue with other Christians.On July 1, Kevin DeYoung published an article on the Gospel Coalition website titled 40 Questions for Christians Now Waving Rainbow Flags. It was, of course, an attempt to discredit … [Read more...]

Talking to Kids about the News

Some years ago I read the book Nixonland. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and the glimpse it provided of the turbulent 1960s. But the book gave me a gift I didn't realize at the time. We all see history happening all around us every day, but we usually don't notice it. Nixonland made me keenly aware of it. Someday a popular history book covering our current period will mention Michael Brown, Dylann Roof, and even Rachel Dolezal. It will mention Hobby Lobby and the birth control mandate, Obamacare and B … [Read more...]


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