Parents Take Note: “We Want Diverse Books”

Parents, take note. Agents, publishers, and their customers at schools and libraries are looking for “more diverse books.” There is a “shift in thinking” among agents for children’s book writers, says Julie Masis in the February 2016 Writer’s Digest. Agents are seeing a demand for “stories with diverse and LGBTQ main characters’” “more LGBT YA […]

Xe, Zir, Xyr: From “In Loco Parentis” to “Loco-Parental

Un-be-lievable. University of Tennessee tells staff and students to stop using ‘he’ and ‘she’ | Daily Mail Online They’re supposed to “start referring to one another with terms like ‘xe’, ‘zir’ and ‘xyr’ instead.” A gay-rights administrator there said, “the new language regime will make the university ‘welcoming and inclusive’ and stop people feeling ‘marginalized’.” The […]

Transgender, transgressive: “Vested interest masquerading as a moral principle”

Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who until recently was the Spokane chapter president for the NAACP, “identifies as black,” she says. Bruce Jenner, now Caitlyn, apparently identifies as female. Dolezal was pressured to give up both her pretense and her position. Jenner made the cover of Vanity Fair, and was honored by our President and […]

Religious Liberty Within the Bounds of State-Imposed Doctrine: Frank Bruni and the NY Times

I’ve been called many unpleasant things in my life, and I’ve deserved no small number of them. But I chafe at this latest label: A threat to your religious liberty…. Baking a cake, arranging roses, running an inn: These aren’t religious acts, certainly not if the establishments aren’t religious enclaves and are doing business with […]

Liberty U Student Editor Criticized for Recognizing Homosexuals’ and Christians’ Shared Humanity

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series To Treat One Another As Humans The Christian News Network posted an article last Thursday calling into question a Religion News Service opinion piece by Tré Goins-Phillips, an editor at Liberty University’s student newspaper, in which he called for common ground with homosexuals. I think […]

Religious Freedom and SSM: Pastors Being Forced To Wed Same-Sex Couples

Fresh on the heels of outrageous government encroachment into religious liberty on Sunday mornings in Houston, now we’re hearing of pastors being forced under threat of fines and imprisonment to violate their religious beliefs by performing weddings for gays: Two ordained ministers have filed a federal lawsuit and are seeking a restraining order to prevent […]

Who Is the Bigot?

Who is the bigot? Mark Joseph Stern proposes an answer to that question in a recent Slate article, taking his cues from a new book by Stephen Eric Bronner, titled The Bigot: Why Prejudice Persists. Stern makes it amazingly simple: “Anybody who opposes equal rights for gay people” is a bigot by definition. That much is […]

“Gay Christianity:” Matthew Vines’s Empty Argument From Silence

Is there such a thing as gay Christianity? Just over a week ago, Michael Brown and Matthew Vines met on Moody Radio’s “Up for Debate With Julie Roys” for an online/radio conversation on that question. The two have taken opposite positions in books they’ve each released this year. Last week in their debate (starting at 30:40), […]