What does Ron Paul really believe about gays?

Currently, with one week remaining until Iowa's Presidential Caucus, Ron Paul is in the hot seat. The Texas GOP hopeful denies writing racist columns for a newsletter bearing his name during the 1990s. Examining Paul's denials, the Washington Post's Josh Hicks gave Paul three Pinocchios which according to the Post means that Paul's statements are misleading and use "legalistic language that means little to ordinary people."Paul's views on gays are also open to question. One newsletter … [Read more...]

David Barton adds to history and the Bible at the same time

Today Right Wing Watch has a clip of David Barton claiming that the Founders based our republican form of government on Exodus 18:21. He added that some Founders actually referred to the Exodus passage as the basis for electing people to various office at the local, state and federal levels. Here is the clip:Barton claims that "God set out elections at the very beginning." He added that Israel was a monarchy later but before that "God established elections."However, that … [Read more...]

Top Ten Posts – 2011

To reflect on 2011, I have listed here the ten most popular posts in terms of visits this year. Two of the posts were written in prior years but were visited frequently this year. In addition to being popular, I think they are representative of the stories and issues which I wrote about this year.1. The Trail of Tears remembered2. Uganda update: Anti-Homosexuality Bill on tomorrow’s agenda3. Committee chair says Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill may not be considered4. What would d … [Read more...]

Finding the Seven Mountain Teaching in Unexpected Places

Since publication in 2007, I have referred many people to the book, unChristian by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons.  In their book, Kinnaman and Lyons report that the church is known more for what it is against than what it is for. They also document the extreme anti-gay sentiment which dominates evangelicalism. Among young people outside the church, nine out of ten viewed Christians as anti-gay.Part of my retreat from the culture war relates to the realization that evangelicals have earned … [Read more...]

Put railways ahead of gays says Uganda's President

Really? Museveni to donor nations:Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Friday urged international donors not to let concerns for gay rights affect development aid, saying homosexuals also needed roads, power and trains."Before anyone gives me a lecture about homosexuals and their rights, first talk about railways," Museveni told delegates at the end of a regional meeting in Kampala attended by five other African presidents."Homosexuals also need electricity, homosexuals also need … [Read more...]

New study: Lesbian parents not associated with homosexual behavior in sons

In one of the better studies of the effects of lesbians as parents of sons and daughters, researchers reported that 17-year old boys raised by lesbians were no more likely to be gay than those raised in straight homes. Gartrell, Bos and Goldberg found that 5.6% of boys raised in lesbian households reported sex with other boys whereas 6.6% of boys from a representative national survey reported ever engaging in sex with other boys. The difference was not large enough to be considered a … [Read more...]

The Evangelical Blackout of Sexual Orientation Research, Part 2

Last week, I commented on what I see as an evangelical blackout of sexual orientation research by Christian media and organizations. While I stand by that viewpoint, the situation is actually worse than a blackout. The blackout is selective; some new research is reported. However, the studies reported and the way they are reported seem designed to create a slanted picture.A case in point. Currently, on the NARTH (National Association for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuality) website, … [Read more...]

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You can now have this blog delivered to your Kindle by subscribing at Amazon.com. Click this link to subscribe. Even if you don't have a Kindle, you can head on over to Amazon and click the like button and even write a friendly review.There are thousands of blogs now published on Amazon for delivery to Kindle devices. A list of them is here.One hot gadget debate this season is the Kindle Fire versus the Nook Color. We opted for the Fire and the Amazon Universe. Anyone like the Nook … [Read more...]


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