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To Treat One Another As Humans

To Treat One Another As Humans

The Manhattan Declaration hit the news again this week, thanks to an iPhone/iPad application supporting it which for a short while was in Apple’s app store. Apple pulled it out in response to an uproar raised by homosexual rights activists. A Manhattan Declaration blogger responded to the controversy here. This evening I’ve been reading gay-rights advocates’ reactions to the app, and I have a lot of questions to ask about them. I don’t need to supply the links; you can search…

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To Treat One Another As Humans: Part 2a

To Treat One Another As Humans: Part 2a

I have recently urged gay rights advocates To Treat One Another As Humans. We Christians need reminders at times, too. Our public face in the gay-rights controversy is dominated by the message of “You Can’t Do That!” We don’t entirely control how the media portray us, but we can at least be sure that we’re much more balanced than that as individuals and communities. Yes, we will hold on to biblical truths regarding morality, but we must bring grace into…

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To Treat One Another As Humans, Part 2b

To Treat One Another As Humans, Part 2b

My plans to complete this series have been delayed by a medical emergency in our extended family, which has necessitated an unexpected trip out of state and a lot of time in prayer and family decision-making. It was always going to be a difficult topic to write on. These events in a way bring the difficulty into fuller relief. It is difficult in that it deals with a great, joyful, and hopeful topic that we have sadly failed to fully…

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Can a Homosexual Be a Christian? Can a Christian Be Homosexual?

Can a Homosexual Be a Christian? Can a Christian Be Homosexual?

Is there such a thing as a gay or lesbian Christian? Of course there is. I know that I myself am a saved sinner, so I am certain there are lesbians and gays who are Christians. I’m acquainted with more than one who say that they are, and one in particular for whom there is reason to believe it. It’s up to God, not me, to judge their relationship with him. That’s a very minimal answer; one might even call…

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Christians and Gay-Rights Advocates: Hatred or Humanity?

Christians and Gay-Rights Advocates: Hatred or Humanity?

I have just completed a short series on gay-rights advocates and Christians treating one another as humans. The first several titles I used in that series did not make clear what the topic was, so I’m appending this as a topic-title page. To Treat One Another As Humans: Urging gay-rights advocates to be consistent in practicing what I presume to be one of their values: treating others as humans, even those with whom they disagree. To Treat One Another As…

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Facts, Values and “Your Personal Beliefs”

Facts, Values and “Your Personal Beliefs”

In discussion on To Treat One Another As Humans at Evangel (the parallel post to this one), Jayhuck said (comment #118), I believe legislating you’re [sic] personal religious beliefs is wrong. Hold onto your beliefs, pass them onto your children, just don’t force everyone to live under your religious rules. In response I asked him (comment #121), “what prevents the same from being said back to you, with the word ‘religious’ removed?” His answer (comment #142) was, I’m surprised I…

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Treating One Another As Humans (Redux)

Treating One Another As Humans (Redux)

Yesterday a discussion that should have been about apologetics strategy went off-topic and toxic, and I deleted a large portion of it. I’m not into whitewashing or hiding, so if you want to you can read the PDF I saved. What remains on that page is what I hope will be of interest to Christians who want to be more strategic in their honest persuasive efforts. But I want to make a very pointed comment about something bigbird said (#29…

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Student Criticized for Recognizing Gays’ and Christians’ Shared Humanity

Student Criticized for Recognizing Gays’ and Christians’ Shared Humanity

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 I can see where the criticism comes from. That doesn’t mean I agree with it. I have a personal connection here, I’m glad to be able to say. Tré is a family friend, and has been since my wife and I…

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