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Is the Leviticus Prohibition of Homosexuality Irrelevant?

Alan's monthly letter for February 2013 Dear Friend, Skeptics of all stripes believe the book of Leviticus is irrelevant. Just cite the prohibition of homosexual behavior in Chapter 18 and brace for the impending attack. They’ll say something akin to, “Leviticus 19:19 says you can’t wear clothes made from two different linens or plant two different seeds in the same field. You don’t follow those rules, so why follow the homosexual ones?” They’re claiming you’re inconsistent.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | March 20, 2013

Are Homosexuals Born that Way?

Is there a "gay gene," and should it change our view of homosexual behavior if there is? To many people, saying that homosexuals are born that way is as axiomatic as saying the earth revolves around the sun. No rational reason exists to reject this claim. The only hold-outs, it is said, are those who are either ignorant of scientific facts, homophobic, or bigots (read: Christians). But this claim is beset with problems. Before we consider them, let me make a tactical suggestion.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 5, 2013

Jesus Didn't Say Anything about Homosexuality

Jesus didn't talk about homosexuality. Does that mean it's okay? If you’ve ever claimed that Scripture says homosexual behavior is a sin, there’s a good chance someone tried to correct you with, “Jesus never said anything about homosexuality.” It doesn’t matter what Bible verse bolsters your claim, Jesus’ silence on the matter allegedly trumps all other considerations. Here are seven reasons why this objection doesn’t work.

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 5, 2013

According to Stephen Hawking, He’s Irrational

Hawking believes that human behavior is determined by physical laws, but this has serious implications for all his work.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | March 5, 2013

Bigots Among Us?

If you're a Christian and oppose same-sex marriage, then millions of people think you're a bigot. How should you respond?

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | February 28, 2013

Homosexuality: Know the Truth and Speak It with Compassion

Homosexuality is here to stay. In fact, it's becoming more a part of our culture every day. As a result, we need to know the truth and speak it with compassion more than ever. Editor's Note:

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | February 4, 2013

The Moral Mischief of Abortion

Abortion choice advocates often engage in logical gymnastics to avoid the inconsistency of their view.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | January 1, 2013

The Power of Graphic Images

Americans are in for a rude awakening. Starting September 2012, some people will wake up to strategically-placed graphic pictures. And they won't like what they see. But it’s about time. Countless lives have been lost because of this "choice." What’s most surprising is that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are the ones behind this new graphic image campaign. Why? So people will be outraged by what they see and do something to stop it. I'm talking, of course, about smoking.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | October 1, 2011