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Same-Sex “Marriage”

Rhetorical Strategy in the Marriage Debate: People vs. an Institution

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Theodore Shoebat recently contacted thirteen gay or pro-gay bakers and asked them to bake a pro-traditional marriage cake with the words, “Gay Marriage Is Wrong” on it. He writes, “Each one denied us service, and even used deviant insults and obscenities against us. One baker even said that she would make me a cookie with a large phallus on it.”

It was a nice try at making a point, and surely it seems to reveal something, but even Christians have raised doubts as to …


Why We Must Teach On Marriage In the Church

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Tuesday Pastor-Teacher Focus

Before I get to far into this series, I need to explain why I think we need to teach on marriage in the church, in light of the same-sex “marriage” controversy. I don’t want you to think it’s primarily a political thing. For me, that’s pretty far in the background. Not that I’m unaware of it, but it’s not the main thing motivating me. My guess is that if it were only about politics, it would be a hard thing for many …


Separate Civil and Religious Marriage? Yes!

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Separate civil and religious marriage? What a great idea! But not in the way you might have thought about it…

(See also the discussion at the original location.)

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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.


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