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Should we ban conversion therapy?

Alan defines some terms in the debate over whether conversion therapy should be banned and, by doing so, answers whether efforts to change a person’s same-sex attraction should ever be attempted. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | May 20, 2015

Should We Ban Conversion Therapy?

When Joshua Alcorn turned 14, he told his Christian parents he was a girl named Leelah. Three years later, he stepped in front of oncoming freeway traffic and killed himself. Many people in the media blamed his parents. They said his family resisted Joshua’s new female gender, denied his request for a sex-change operation, and forced him into “conversion therapy.”

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | May 1, 2015

Challenge Response: Same-Sex Marriage Gives Stability to Children

Here's my response to this week's challenge: COMMENTS Read more posts

Video | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 17, 2015

Homosexuality to Holiness

Our hope for homosexuals is not heterosexuality, but holiness. We’re not trying to make them straight, but lead them straight to Jesus.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 3, 2015

Why Is Suicide a Sin?

Alan explains why suicide is considered a sin in Christianity. COMMENTS Read more posts

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 2, 2015

Truth and Compassion in Action

Alan's monthly letter for March 2015 Gay activists prepared to protest FIRE Church in Concord, North Carolina. Their event leader posted their plan on Facebook: “We will have a silent protest as the service is going and let them have it as they leave for the day. Remember we will be peaceful and respectful, something they don’t understand. We are going to STAND TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY to show that our love is stronger than their hate.”

Article | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | March 2, 2015

Are the Chick-fil-A Cows on to Something?

Alan's monthly letter for February 2015 “EAT MOR CHIKIN,” urge the Chick-fil-A cows on highway billboards. After all, they don’t want to be eaten. Maybe it is wrong to eat animals. Granted, they still advocate eating other animals (chickens) so maybe they’re not entirely consistent. But consistency might be too much to expect from cows.

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | February 8, 2015

Give Up Your Stereotypes, Not Your Christian Convictions (Video)

Many hurtful stereotypes surround those who identify as gay or lesbian. Giving up stereotypes is good, but that doesn't mean you have to give up your Christian convictions too.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | January 12, 2015

Give Up Your Stereotypes, Not Your Christian Convictions

Many hurtful stereotypes surround those who identify as gay or lesbian. Giving up stereotypes is good, but that doesn't mean you have to give up your Christian convictions too.

Video | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | January 8, 2015

Challenge Response: Sexual Orientation Never Changes

Here's my response to this week's challenge: COMMENTS Read more posts

Video | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | January 2, 2015