Sunday, October 21, 2018

Polemicist ponders Jesus' disapproval of homosexuality

R.L. David Jolly
R.L. David Jolly is not overly fond of gay people
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R.L. David Jolly (not the former Congress Critter) writes: Did Jesus Approve of Homosexuality?. Predictably, Mr. Jolly cites sufficient scripture to conclude that Jesus did not approve of homosexuality. He is correct. I agree.

However

The understanding of homosexuality throughout the Roman Empire was not the same as it is today. What Jesus knew to be homosexuality was the conduct of heterosexual patrician men having sex with young slave boys. Doing so was perfectly acceptable in Roman high society as long as the elite was the “top.”

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Discourtesy is not optional for Al Mohler - It is required

Al Mohler
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Al Mohler thinks it is necessary for Christians to demonstrate their ignorance. According to one Kiley Crossland:
Transgender activists proclaimed Wednesday as the first International Pronoun Day, dedicated to the idea that “referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is a basic human dignity.” More than 300 nonprofit organizations, government groups, businesses, colleges, and universities signed on to celebrate the so-called holiday.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Shame on you Virgin Atlantic for promoting the homosexual agenda

Virgin Atlantic Pride
Virgin Atlantic's planned Pride Flights have conservative Christians engaging in a shame-fest
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Someone named James Risdon writes: Airline to host exclusive homosexual ‘pride’ party at 38,000 feet with ‘inter-seat speed dating’. I can assure you that Mr. Risdon is not writing a promotional piece for Virgin Atlantic.

The first utterances of a conservative Christian toddler are neither “mama” nor “dada.” They are more likely to sound like “tsk, tsk.” Utterances of shame and disapproval are fundamental to religious fundamentalism. In all matters those religious conservatives are convinced that their approval is being solicited.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Regnerus puts science and dogma into the food processor and - Voila!

Mark Regnerus
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Mark Regnerus has a new post at the blog of Witherspoon Institute. It is titled: The Future of American Sexuality and Family: Five Key Trends. According to Dr. Regnerus, married gay couples are extremely prosperous but few in number. Regnerus is relying on a recent paper published by Tax Policy Center. As an aside, check out their three-digit zip code sort of same-sex marriages.

The problem is obvious. Only through joint returns can we glean some insight into same-sex marriage. Individual tax filers do not provide evidence one way or the other. The Center's policy brief outlines the many challenges and admits to many assumptions. It is good work. Just not authoritative.

Twitter whacked Mr. LaBarbera

Peter LaBarbera
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According to Peter LaBarbera he has been banned by Twitter, LaBarbera is not happy about it. Not at all. Apparently he tweeted his usual nonsense about gay sex being a sin and spreading disease, In a letter or email to Twitter, LaBarbera writes:
If Twitter no longer allows its users to advocate for healthy behaviors on its platform, and to defend their sincere moral and religious beliefs--shared by billions worldwide--then it will devolve into a bland, politically correct echo-chamber. That not only would fail to serve Twitter's mission but would undermine liberty and American democracy as well.

Ryan T. Anderson combines his two favorite anti-LGBT hobbies

“Anderson is going to tell them what they want to hear. Therefore, his audience will learn nothing.”
2015 Image via Heritage Foundation
Thursday evening, Ryan T. Anderson will be giving one of his lectures at St. John Lutheran Church in Roanoke, VA. The topic tonight is: “Male & Female He Created Them: Marriage and the Transgender Moment.

Anderson sports a doctorate from Notre Dame. However, his opinions are not the product of some sort of cerebral examination. Not at all. Intellectual endeavors are supposed to start with a question, then an hypothesis and then a search for truth; all of which leads to an evidentiary conclusion. The accuracy of that conclusion is predicated upon the critical thinking skills of the investigator and the absence of bias. Proving an hypothesis wrong is as valuable as proving it to be correct.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Dr. Michael Brown is quite confused over the Kelvin Cochran settlement

Dr. Michael Brown
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Michael Brown writes: Another Major Victory for Religious Freedom in America. I wrote about the economic logic of this settlement this morning. No sense repeating myself but this was all about dollars and cents given the favorable rulings that the judge delivered to Atlanta in December.

According to Brown:
On Jan. 9, 2015, I wrote an article titled, "The Mayor of Atlanta Declares War on Religious Freedom." Now, more than three and a half years later, sanity has prevailed and religious freedoms have been preserved. Atlanta must pay up.