But what about all those anti-gay clobber verses?

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“I do not believe that homosexuality is objectively immoral,” I wrote the other day. Again. This horrifies many of my fellow evangelicals — not solely because they are anti-gay, but largely because they are pro-Bible. That notion of “objective immorality” is tied up with the need or desire to turn to the Bible for “objective” [Read More...]

Cheering for the punter, ‘fraught masculinity,’ and bending toward justice

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Chis Kluwe had five punts for an average of 48.4 yards on Sunday in the Vikings’ 26-23 overtime win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. I mention these statistics because the Minnesota punter is now my most favorite NFL player. * * * * * * * * * Kristine Haglund discusses “Why Mormon Men Love ‘Church [Read More...]

‘God has shown me that I should not call anyone profane or unclean’

In comments a few days back, I see there was a question regarding whether I believe “that homosexuality is objectively immoral.” It’s my fault if I haven’t been as clear as I need to be on that point: No. I do not believe that homosexuality is objectively immoral. But that’s not strong enough. It’s more [Read More...]

Smart people saying smart things

Neil Williams: “Does Christianity promote tribalism?” What I am concerned about is something different — an exclusive mentality that leads to indignation, shunning, meanness, oppression, violence, and even murder. Again, Christianity’s record is sullied. Common examples include the Crusades, Inquisition, and witch-hunts. But there are many others. For example, Philip Jenkins in “Jesus Wars” mentions [Read More...]

Chik-fil-A Flustercluck: Missing links

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Hey, remember that time when Christians lined up to eat chicken to defend their religious freedom? No, not that time, the more recent one, at the beginning of this month, after legitimate Todd Akin fan Mike Huckabee declared “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” remember that? Yeah, well, I didn’t ever finish linking to — or even reading [Read More...]

‘Gay Conversations With God’

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I’m not sure this is a book. It’s in book form, mostly — type is set on pages in a binding, words on paper — but it reads more like the transcription of a one-man show. In Gay Conversations With God, James Langteaux gives us a spoken-word performance, with the rhythm and rhyme of speech. [Read More...]

‘The terrible downward spiral of our nation’s moral standards’

Christian Piatt quotes from another of the recent statements purportedly from Billy Graham, a fundraising letter that included this paragraph: Some years ago, my wife, Ruth, was reading the draft of a book I was writing. When she finished a section describing the terrible downward spiral of our nation’s moral standards and the idolatry of [Read More...]

Billy Graham did not go to Chick-fil-A (and he didn’t tell you to go there, either)

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Steve Knight does not believe that recent statements allegedly from evangelist Billy Graham are really statements from Billy Graham: Let me tell you about Billy Graham, just as he is, because based on what I experienced working for the man for six years, two statements issued under his name last week (and one earlier this [Read More...]


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