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On Phil Robertson’s Suspension: So It Begins

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

My initial response to Phil Robertson’s suspension by A&E is best expressed by Theoden, at the beginning of the battle of Helm’s Deep, in The Two Towers, Lord of the Rings Trilogy. They, too, were fighting to defend their families against powerful aggressors.

The “it” that I sense beginning (accelerating, actually) now is not some new culture war. It is the culturally- and legally-mandated suppression of Christian religious liberty, with people losing jobs and being faced with fines and jail time for their beliefs.

It’s …


“Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson on Indefinite Hiatus Following Anti-Gay Remarks”

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

They said the gay rights movement wouldn’t harm those who didn’t go along with it.

A&E has placed Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on indefinite hiatus following anti-gay remarks he made in a recent profile in GQ.

[From 'Duck Dynasty's' Phil Robertson on Indefinite Hiatus Following Anti-Gay Remarks]

Related: “So It Begins: On Phil Robertson’s Suspension From Duck Dynasty


Another Way of Being Authentic: Yarhouse’s “Homosexuality and the Christian”

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Book Review

Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Parents, Pastors, and Friends by Mark A. Yarhouse.

Is it true, as Dan Savage says, that people who agree with gay “marriage” and homosexual versions of morality can be good Christians, while we who disagree are necessarily bigots? I could see in a sense how that could be, if sexual preference and/or orientation were as basic to a person’s identity as, say, skin color. But there’s another of being authentic for same-sex …


We’re Not All Like That, Dan Savage

Monday, September 9th, 2013

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Dan Savage

Our old friend Dan Savage is at it again, this time with a website saying “Christians are not all like that.” (You can search for it yourself; I don't really care to link to it.) Not all like what? Here's how he put it in his introductory video:

… in my talks, Christians were forever coming up to me and saying, “We're not all like that. We don't …


Down the “Marriage” Slippery Slope

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Predictably enough, the “marriage” slippery slope is showing up for what it is. From John Stonestreet’s BreakPoint commentary:

As Dr. George pointed out in “First Things,” when Christians pointed out the logical link between same-sex marriage and polygamy, proponents of same-sex marriage rejected the connection. They insisted that “no one is arguing for the legal recognition of polygamous or polyamorous relationships as marriages!”

George writes in response, “That was then; this is now.” The “then” he referred to was last week; the now is today.


The Day of Silence and Shallow Tolerance

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Today is the Day of Silence “to highlight the effects of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment” in schools. Parents and teachers, you may hear questions from your youth about this; I regret I did not post this earlier.

An End to Bullying

First, I want to register my full support for putting LGBT bullying to a final and complete end. I’m told by a source I trust that as many as one-third of LGBT teenagers consider suicide. That’s horrifying. It’s likely that peer mistreatment …


The Boy Scouts and Homosexuality: California Bullying

Friday, April 12th, 2013

This news article on the Boy Scouts and homosexuality prompted a knee-jerk reaction in me, as I think it probably will do for many. That’s not helpful, and I admit it. It seems at first glance there’s bullying going on here, but what we need is clear thinking instead of emotional reflex.

SAN FRANCISCO – California lawmakers are considering taking some tax exemptions away from youth groups that do not accept gay, transgender or atheist members — a move intended to pressure the Boy …


A New “Gay Rights” Assault on Freedom Of Conscience

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

If you think “gay rights” is a perfectly innocent and harmless matter, please read this from Mike Adams about a major assault being made on freedom of conscience and religion in North Carolina.

Mike usually takes a wry, satirical tone in his writings. This could have been a nice noir fiction piece on the deep intolerance of “tolerance.” But Mike was stone-cold sober this time, and his article wasn’t fiction. (Permanently available PDF version of that link.)

East Carolina University has set …


More On Why Same-Sex “Marriage” Seems To Make Sense To So Many

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Back in October I explained why I think it is that same-sex “marriage” (SSM) makes so much sense to so many people. It’s because so many—not just SSM advocates—have bought into a distorted definition of marriage that goes something like this:

Marriage is the legally-recognized faithful, uniquely committed, loving, social, economic, and sexual union of two non-blood-related consenting adults of opposite sex….Marriage carries with it certain legal, economic, and social benefits, not least of which is the social approval accorded to the …


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