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  • Notable Protestants Defend Marriage

    06/01/2013 3:06:09 AM PDT · by rhema · 21 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | May 17, 2013 | Bart Gingerich
    At the start of May, Union University was graced with the presence of notable evangelical theologians who commented on the issues of homosexuality, marriage, the church, and society. Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore joined the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s Robert Gagnon at Union’s conference, “Salt and Light in the Public Square: Charles Colson’s Legacy and Vision.”Russell Moore prominently serves as the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s departing dean and will soon succeed retiring Richard Land as the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Commenting on the marriage debate, Moore worried, “There are many people in America—including evangelicals—who...
  • Theologians Find Matthew Vines' 'Homosexuality Is Not a Sin' Thesis Not Persuasive

    09/30/2012 7:48:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/30/2012 | Lillian Kwon
    Editor's Note: This is part two in a three-part series that will feature both sides of the debate on the Bible and homosexuality. The series launched with an interview with Matthew Vines. This second story features responses from evangelical theologians. Ending the series will be guest contributions from Christians who have chosen not to engage in homosexuality and those who don't believe a gay lifestyle conflicts with the Bible. "Being gay is not a sin" is the mantra that one young Harvard student is trying to promulgate. But while Matthew Vines has attracted a growing following with what some are...
  • What the Evidence Really Says about Scripture and Homosexual Practice: Five Issues

    04/02/2009 5:16:17 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies · 664+ views
    Virtue Online ^ | 3-26-2009 | Prof. Robert A. J. Gagnon, Ph.D.
    1. Jesus Claim: Jesus had no interest in maintaining a male-female requirement for sexual relations. What the evidence really shows: Jesus believed that a male-female requirement for sexual relations was foundational, a core value of Scripture's sexual ethics on which other sexual standards should be based, including the 'twoness' of a sexual union. Jesus predicated marital twoness-the restriction of the number of persons in a sexual union to two, whether concurrently (no polygamy) or serially (no cycle of divorce and remarriage) -on the fact that "from the beginning of creation, 'male and female He made them' [Gen 1:27] and 'for...
  • 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,...