Saturday, July 21, 2018

SATURDAY POLITICS: HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN AND SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION--DID THEY MAKE A DEAL IN 2014?

There is a lot of disturbing news out there, which I wish I did not have to discuss. I discuss it, because I must, in the video below. The news involves the Human Rights Campaign and the Southern Baptist Convention.

As I explain in the video below, in October 2014, semi-secret meetings between the Human Rights Campaign and the Southern Baptist Convention took place. At that time, statements by certain Baptist leaders signaled a "shift" on homosexuality and a sign that the Baptist leadership would partner with gay activists in banning conversion therapy for gays in Baptist churches.

Four years later, we have a field guide published by the Human Rights Campaign encouraging activists to infiltrate evangelical churches including those of the Southern Baptist Convention, to push Christians to abandon the Biblical view on sexuality and replace it with a heretical homosexual identity politics that adopts a thin veneer of scriptural reference.

There is also a film "Boy Erased" starring Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman, which promises to give crass, two-dimensional stereotypes of a Baptist family forcing their suffering gay son to endure torture as part of "conversion therapy."

We need the leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention to come clean about what they promised the Human Rights Campaign in October 2014 so that we can proceed with confidence in our leaders. See the following articles:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2018/07/18/twitter-hails-boy-erased-after-trailer-previews-conversion-therapy/798861002/ 

https://www.wthrockmorton.com/2011/07/15/new-study-sexual-behavior-changes-but-not-sexual-orientation/ 

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/revangelical/2014/10/29/tension-reflections-on-the-erlc-conference.html  

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/brandan-robertson/1000-strong-for-marriage-equality-at-the-erlc-conference_b_6038510.html

https://religionnews.com/2014/12/29/11-defining-moments-2014-christian-lgbt-conversation/ 


http://kuow.org/post/southern-baptist-leaders-seek-softer-approach-homosexuality





Watch this video for more:

Monday, July 16, 2018

TEN SIGNS THAT THE LGBT ISSUES MAY BE TURNING AROUND

Ten Weak Links in the LGBT Chain
Robert Oscar Lopez

For Christians this year’s events offer mixed signals. On the one hand, the LGBT movement has indicated its plan to infiltrate Christian churches. They have gone “gangbusters” after two of the big ones, the Roman Catholic and Southern Baptist denominations in the United States. The smaller but extremely influential Presbyterian Church of America seems caught in the spider’s web too. And even the Orthodox church, long considered untouchable, has shown some breaches in its defenses.

On the other hand, I can spot at least ten signs that we may have passed the Peak LGBT Moment. Often we hear about abortion and homosexuality as the twin worries facing Christian orthodoxy. Abortion looms as a more visceral atrocity. Homosexuality, on the other hand, poses the greater theological danger. Why? Those who affirm homosexuality typically have to re-interpret the most basic tenets of Christianity to find some justification for their position.

Hope springs eternal, however. For Christians worried about the ongoing damage caused by the LGBT movement, consider these ten “weak links” in the LGBT movement. We have solid reasons for hoping things may turn around soon. I go over all ten reasons in the video below.

1.    Social media seems to have shifted.

2.    People freak out about children.

3.    Too many people have disproved “born this way.”

4.    The theology is breaking down.

5.    Their war against Trump stands as obvious politics.

6.    Their dirty tactics will catch up to them.

7.    MeToo will eventually hit the gay community.

8.    They won cultural power but lost their cultural allure.

9.    They will run out of money.


10. They are making themselves miserable.


LAUNCH OF THE NEW NORMAL! FIRST AUDIO ON THIS

The book the New Normal has come out via the Wilberforce Press.  I am proud to be one of the contributors to this volume! Here is a link to the book page:

http://www.wilberforcepublications.co.uk/project/the-new-normal/

I recorded this interview about it with a radio station in Detroit:



I am going to be posting a lot more information about The New Normal, which is a great text that provides some badly needed correctives to the discussion of sexual ethics in the postmodern Christian churches.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

TUESDAY (2) TIP: GETTING BACK IN ACTION, WELCOME TO PHASE 5

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I am back from a hiatus and ready to go into Phase 5 with readers. Let's get back to work. A quick re-intro:

 

TUESDAY TIP: WHO CAN YOU TRUST?

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UNRELATED RANT: "WHO CAN YOU TRUST?"

As a bonus, I recorded this rant a few days back and thought I'd share it with you. The question that was on my mind was, "who can you trust?" Enjoy:


Monday, July 9, 2018

MONDAY: ALL THE SODOM THAT'S FIT TO PUBLISH

Hello, readers! I took a much needed break from blogging as July 4th came along. To ease back into my routine, I am republishing, in full length, my five-part series on Sodom that ran in January. You can catch a lot of these published individually also on Culture War Resource. Here is the full-length Sodom file:

PART I: CHARTING SODOM IN 2018

Veronese, Lot & Daughters Fleeing Sodom
The dawn of 2018 marks twenty years since a life-changing event that changed me from obnoxiously pro-gay to staunchly pro-chastity. To draw from an overused allegory, I would like to say I fled Sodom twenty years ago. You see, on January 2, 1998, I was rushed into surgery in a Bronx hospital, about a mile from the apartment I lived in. I had a cancerous tumor that was severely malignant. Rushed into emergency operative care, I experienced a level of pain greater than anything I had ever felt prior. The vicious nurses, whose faces I will never forget, hounded me until I agreed to be discharged. They threatened to prevent my father from seeing me if I did not leave the ambulatory recovery hall and go home. I do not know why they were so determined not to admit me to the hospital for recovery, but I left. It was exceedingly cold that night and my apartment was a fifth-floor walk-up I barely reached.

I was twenty-seven years old. Up until that time in my life, I had never had any strong inkling that homosexuality was wrong. I called myself homosexual though I had known since the beginning that I felt strong attractions toward women. Membership in the gay community, even back then, brought with it certain advantages: shortcuts to jobs, fabulous if not glamorous social events, easy sex, endless wit and diversion. By 1998 I had made peace with the physical act between two men, which I never came to like very much. I used poppers and got myself extremely drunk to get through it, trying wherever possible to avoid the most unpleasant act of them all.