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“Turning the Bible on its Head — Newsweek Goes for Gay Marriage”

“Turning the Bible on its Head — Newsweek Goes for Gay Marriage”

Introductory The national news media are collectively embarrassed by the passage of Proposition 8 in California. Gay rights activists are publicly calling on the mainstream media to offer support for gay marriage, arguing that the media let them down in November. It appears that Newsweek intends to do its part to press for same-sex marriage. Many observers believe that the main obstacle to this agenda is a resolute opposition grounded in Christian conviction. Newsweek clearly intends to reduce that opposition….

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Wrong Questions About Same-Sex “Marriage”

Wrong Questions About Same-Sex “Marriage”

We’re continually asking and answering the wrong questions about same-sex “marriage.” Defenders ask, “what’s wrong with it?” Opponents answer by pointing out its various moral and social ill effects. Defenders deny that those effects happen or that they make any difference.Then they ask, “Since you can’t show it’s doing any harm, why not allow it?” Why not instead ask, “what good does it do?” More than that, “What good does it do for anyone other than the participants?” (I do…

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Same-Sex “Marriage” Weaponry?

Same-Sex “Marriage” Weaponry?

This LA Times headline is unbelievable: Wielding religion as a weapon against gay marriage. The first completely irresponsible assumption the writer, Steve Lopez, makes is that opposition to gay “marriage” came first, and religion is just being used as cannon to shoot at it. He discounts the fact that many Christians, myself included, Believe what God said in both the Old and New Testament about sexual practices outside of marriage. Take it seriously that God described marriage as a man…

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If Not a Dolphin, If Not Yourself, Then Marry a Robot

If Not a Dolphin, If Not Yourself, Then Marry a Robot

“Not tonight, dear, I have to reboot.” Artificial-intelligence researcher David Levy projected a mock image on a screen of a smiling bride in a wedding dress holding hands with a short robot groom. “Why not marry a robot? Look at this happy couple,” he said to a chuckling crowd…. In his 2007 book, Love and Sex with Robots, Levy contends that sex, love and even marriage between humans and robots are coming soon and, perhaps, are even desirable. Indeed, if…

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Portable Alternative “Marriages”

Portable Alternative “Marriages”

From the Washington Times, via Family Scholars Blog, comes this news on portable polygamy: The British government has cleared the way for husbands with multiple wives to claim welfare benefits for all their partners, fueling growing controversy over the role of Islamic Shariah law in the nation’s cultural and legal framework…. a panel of four government departments has decided that all the wives of a Muslim man may collect state benefits, provided that the marriages took place in a country…

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