Tag Archives: LGTB

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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The Unremarkable Call to Love Our Gay Neighbors | Christianity Today

Glenn Stanton shows how friendship and biblical fidelity belong together. Karen Swallow Prior/ December 5, 2014 Not long ago, a former student of mine wrote an article for The Atlantic describing his experience coming out as gay at Liberty University, … Continue reading

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Reflections on the ERLC Conference 2014: Part 3 | Baptist Twenty One

I recently attended the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention national conference on “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage.” I am thoroughly encouraged by the work of this entity of our convention and the … 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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Reflections on the ERLC Conference 2014: Part Two | Baptist Twenty One

I just left the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention national conference on “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage.” I am thoroughly encouraged by the work of this entity of our convention and the … 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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Transgender: When Psychological Identity Trumps Bodily Identity | Denny Burk

[…] Now that the gay marriage cause is all but won, sexual revolutionaries are turning their attention to the “T” in LGBT. Both Newsweek and Time have written cover stories in the last two years arguing that the transgender cause … 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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Gushee’s pro-gay stance ‘no surprise’ | Baptist Press

NASHVILLE (BP) — Baptist ethicist David Gushee’s declaration that he now believes not all homosexual behavior is sinful is a predictable next step following a decades-long intellectual trajectory, evangelical leaders have said. “This is no surprise for those who have … Continue reading

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Southern Baptists: Let Your Voices Be Clear in Houston and Beyond | Ronnie Floyd

In an unprecedented action on October 14, the city attorneys of Houston, Texas, subpoenaed sermons and other communications from selected pastors who opposed the city’s HERO ordinance (formally called “Houston Equal Rights Ordinance”). This ordinance bans discrimination “on the basis … Continue reading

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Sermons Are “Fair Game” in Houston — The Real Warning in the Subpoena Scandal | AlbertMohler.com

The scandal over the subpoenas issued to several Houston-area Christian pastors continues, even after the city refiled legal documents, removing the word “sermons” from the demand. They have clearly not removed the scandal from their city, and from the administration … Continue reading

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Drop pastor subpoenas, Texas AG to city atty | Baptist Press

HOUSTON (BP) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott called on Houston city attorney Dave Feldman Oct. 16 to withdraw subpoenas requiring five pastors to submit their sermons to his office in regard to litigation against a new Houston Equal Rights … Continue reading

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What Should Evangelicals Make of the Rome Synod on the Family? | Moore to the Point

A Catholic friend texted me this morning: “Any Baptist churches have services in Latin? Asking for a friend.” I texted back, “No, but the Feast of Saint John the Baptist lasts all year long.” His was a sort of gallows … Continue reading

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