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  • Why San Francisco's biggest megachurch is wrong about sex

    03/16/2015 8:38:38 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    First Things ^ | 3-17-15 | Robert A.J. Gagnon
    The senior pastor and elders of City Church, the largest evangelical church in San Francisco will no longer require members to abstain from homosexual practice, so long as the homosexual activity occurs in the context of marriage. According to a letter written by senior pastor Fred Harrell on behalf of the Board of Elders, “We will no longer discriminate based on sexual orientation and demand lifelong celibacy as a precondition for joining. For all members, regardless of sexual orientation, we will continue to expect chastity in singleness until marriage.” “Our pastoral practice of demanding life-long ‘celibacy,' by which we meant...
  • Homosexual S&M part of Christianity? Religion 'scholars' ponder 'leather' as foundation

    10/08/2004 2:59:29 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 47 replies · 782+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, October 8, 2004
    An annual convention of American religion scholars from prominent institutions will feature sessions favorable toward sadomasochism, transvestism, transsexualism and polyamory – participation in multiple sexual relationships. One paper scheduled to be presented interprets a passage in the book of Jeremiah "through the lens" of a sadomasochistic encounter between God and a man. The presentations offered at the American Academy of Religion's 2004 Annual Meeting in San Antonio next month demonstrates that "bringing male homosexual behavior into the mainstream produces a slippery slope" that serves only to destroy basic societal norms rather than tame risky behavior, says Robert A. J. Gagnon,...