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Religious Liberty vs. Erotic Liberty — Religious Liberty is Losing | AlbertMohler.com

Barely five days after The New York Times ran a major news article on the firing of Atlanta’s fire chief for his views on homosexuality, a major Times opinion writer declared that religious liberty is a fine thing, so long … Continue reading

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What would Jesus say to someone like Leelah Alcorn? | ERLC.COM

On December 28, 2014, a 17-year-old high school student apparently committed suicide after a difficult journey with confusion over gender identity. In his suicide note, Josh Alcorn said that since he was four years old he felt like “a girl … Continue reading

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Training the Next Generation to Be Men and Women | Patheos | Owen Strachan

We live in strange days. Many of my parental peers are not training their boys and girls to be men and women. They’re helping their little tykes select their gender, as ABC News recently reported. It’s increasingly considered oppressive and … Continue reading

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Atlanta fire chief gets Baptists’ defense | Baptist Press

ATLANTA (BP) — Georgia Baptist Convention leaders are rallying to defend Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, who has been suspended without pay for a month and ordered to undergo sensitivity training over a book he wrote that upholds a biblical … Continue reading

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The “celibate gay Christian” movement: How should we think about it? | Denny Burk

Michelle Boorstein has a must-read piece in The Washington Post about the celibate gay Christian movement. It features Albert Mohler, Wesley Hill, and some others from the evangelical movement. The article begins with a discussion about Eve Tushnet, a celibate … Continue reading

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Fayetteville, Ark., LGBT law repealed | Baptist Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (BP) — Voters in a Northwest Arkansas city have overturned a pro-homosexual/transgender ordinance that many claimed posed a threat to religious liberty. A sign in Fayetteville, Ark., urges voters to repeal an ordinance passed by the city council … Continue reading

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Is same-sex attraction sinful? Charles Hodge sheds biblical light. | Denny Burk

A few weeks ago, I sat on a panel at the Evangelical Theological Society discussing the question “Is Same-Sex Orientation Sinful?” Owen Strachan moderated the discussion among three of us who presented papers on the subject: Wesley Hill, Preston Sprinkle, … Continue reading

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Why Christian Pastors Are Divided On “The Marriage Pledge” | TGC | Trevin Wax

When the most recent issue of First Things arrived earlier this month, I was surprised to see an article by R. R. Reno which encouraged pastors and ministers to stop signing government-provided marriage certificates. “The Marriage Pledge” intends to preserve … Continue reading

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Compassion Without Compromise | TGC | Kevin DeYoung

Recently I had the privilege of writing the foreword to a new book authored by my friends Adam Barr and Ron Citlau. The book is entitled Compassion Without Compromise: How the Gospel Frees Us to Love Our Gay Friends Without … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with reparative therapy? | Denny Burk

I have expressed my own concerns about reparative therapy on this blog in the past. But Heath Lambert has perhaps the most thoroughgoing critique from an evangelical perspective that I have yet seen. He focuses his attention on the work … Continue reading

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The Place of the Family in Reconciling Sinners to God | Reformed Reactions

I’ve been watching and listening to the recent conference of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission on Homosexuality and the Future of Marriage. Towards the end Christopher Yuan talked about how parents upon finding out that an older child is … Continue reading

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Sexual Orientation and the Gospel of Jesus Christ | AlbertMohler.com

I recently addressed a major national conference on “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage” held by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. As expected, the conference was one of the most responsible and … Continue reading

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Simple Observations about the ERLC National Conference | Praisegod Barebones

I did not attend the ERLC National Conference on the Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage. In money, in time away from work, and in time away from family, the cost exceeded my budget for October. Although I did … Continue reading

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Gushee will allow no one to challenge him | Denny Burk

David Gushee has written a piece for the Washington Post today explaining his recent shift away from a biblical view on sexuality (which I wrote about here). He also singles-out me and Robert Gagnon as being inappropriately focused on biblical … Continue reading

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‘I Stand Sunday’ draws 6,000-plus in Houston | Baptist Press

HOUSTON (BP) — As pastors embroiled in a lawsuit against the city of Houston rallied thousands Sunday for the cause of religious liberty and with chants of “Let the people vote,” their cohorts in the battle also were crying out … Continue reading

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5 Myths About Homosexuality | SBC Today

Dr. David L. Allen | Dean of the School of Theology Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary MYTH 1 – The Bible does not condemn homosexuality. It is common to hear the LGBT community say the Bible does not condemn homosexuality. This … Continue reading

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Reflections on the ERLC National Conference 2014: Part One | Baptist Twenty One

I just left the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention’s inaugural national conference. Entitled “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage,” this conference was designed to equip churches, pastors, and Christians to minister in our … Continue reading

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Bolster family, ERLC speakers urge | Baptist Press

NASHVILLE (BP) — Evangelical Christians should graciously and truthfully minister to homosexual people while also pursuing a family reformation, speakers said Wednesday (Oct. 29) in the final session of a Southern Baptist-sponsored conference. A leading SBC pastor, Baptist educators and … Continue reading

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Former homosexuals: Gospel approach needed | Baptist Press

NASHVILLE (BP) — Evangelical Christians need to change their approach to the hot-button issues of homosexuality and marriage, thinking with a Gospel focus and practicing Gospel community, participants in a national conference were told Tuesday (Oct. 28). Southern Baptist leaders, … Continue reading

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Houston mayor to drop subpoenas of ministers | Baptist Press

HOUSTON (BP) — The subpoenas will be withdrawn, Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced today (Oct. 29). The word “subpoenas” grabbed national attention after it became known that five Houston ministers were being subpoenaed for sermons and other private correspondence regarding … Continue reading

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