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Is It Possible That God Permits Homosexuality Today Even If It Wasn't Permitted in the Past? (Video)

Alan responds to the claim that the Bible takes a progressive stance on past prohibitions, so therefore homosexuality is permissible today.    COMMENTS Read more posts 

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | May 23, 2016

Questions about Transgender Theories to Consider

On today’s podcast, Greg talks about an article discussing how people who object to radical changes in our society, like transgender bathrooms, are being bullied to abandon their reasonable sensibilities and objections.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | May 4, 2016

Same-Sex Marriage Is the New Ideal

Continuing on the theme of yesterday’s post: Because our culture values equality, and because we (not believing in intrinsic human value anymore) think sameness is necessary for equality of value to exist, this also explains the anger many have towards the existence of gender roles in marriage. Why despise patriarchy? Because it entails one member of the marriage having a “higher” position than the other.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Amy K. Hall | April 30, 2016

Target, Transgender, and the Use of Bathrooms and Fitting Rooms

Target recently stated: "We welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity. Everyone deserves to feel like they belong." Here are my quick thoughts about their comments and this question. COMMENTS

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2016

Discrimination Is Legitimate When the Distinction Is Relevant

Is it wrong to discriminate against biological males by denying them access to women’s bathrooms? When I was asked about this today, I pointed to a comment I wrote years ago on the blog:

Blog Post | Ethics | Amy K. Hall | April 15, 2016

Be Willing to Submit to Our Good God on the Issue of Homosexuality

I received an email from a college student who was struggling to figure out “if a Christ-centered, monogamous homosexual relationship is just as godly as a heterosexual one.” He had many questions. Is the Old Testament law about homosexuality really a law we still need to follow? Didn’t Jesus fulfill the law? Isn’t the Old Covenant obsolete? He had prayed, read books and blogs, and talked to numerous people on all sides of the issue, but he couldn’t resolve the conflicting messages he was getting from them. He said, “I know that this topic requires faith, but I need proof somehow.”

Blog Post | Ethics | Amy K. Hall | April 8, 2016

Religious Liberty Is Under Fire Once Again

Religious liberty laws are back in the news again, and I’m seeing a huge amount of misunderstanding out there, so here are a few posts (from previous flare-ups) explaining religious liberty laws:

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Amy K. Hall | April 1, 2016

Homosexual Couples and Adoption (Video)

Alan explains why adoption policies should be approached with the general best interest of children in mind rather than letting rare circumstances dictate. COMMENTS Read more posts

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 28, 2016

Challenge Response: Jesus Never Said a Word about Homosexuality

Here's my response to this week's challenge: COMMENTS

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | March 10, 2016

Challenge: Jesus Never Said a Word about Homosexuality

Today’s challenge comes from an interview with Jimmy Carter: Homosexuality was well known in the ancient world, well before Christ was born and Jesus never said a word about homosexuality. In all of his teachings about multiple things—he never said that gay people should be condemned. I personally think it is very fine for gay people to be married in civil ceremonies.

Blog Post | Ethics | Amy K. Hall | March 8, 2016