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  • Wilton Manors looks to change its health plan for transgender employees

    04/26/2016 11:44:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 4/26/16
    ....Wilton Manors city leaders are in talks of expanding their insurance...Currently, gender confirmation surgery is excluded from the city's health plan, causing a financial strain that can often hinder the completion of the process.
  • Former PA Sen. Wofford, 90, announces marriage to a man

    04/25/2016 8:16:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | 4/24/16
    WASHINGTON (CNN) ó Former Pennsylvania Sen. Harris Wofford announced Sunday that he is marrying a man 50 years his junior, almost 20 years after his wife died. Wofford, a Democrat who was also a top adviser to John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., announced his marriage to Matthew Charlton in a New York Times op-ed....
  • Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show, citing state's new law

    04/11/2016 10:12:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 138 replies
    ....rocker Bryan Adams is canceling a performance this week in Mississippi, citing the state's new law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples. Adams said in a statement Sunday night that he was canceling a show Thursday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi..
  • Backlash over PayPal decision to cancel NC expansion [NC Leaders Fighting Back!]

    04/06/2016 6:38:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 89 replies
    When PayPal announced plans to expand in Charlotte, it made headlines by promising 400 jobs and millions of dollars in payroll. Now PayPal is making bigger headlines nationwide as it backs out of the deal with Charlotte, citing the recently passed House Bill 2. PayPal said the law violates their values and principles concerning equality... Congressman Robert Pittenger...released a statement saying, ďPayPal does business in 25 countries where homosexual behavior is illegalÖ yet they object to the North Carolina legislature overturning a misguided ordinance about letting men in to the womenís bathroom? Perhaps PayPal would like to try and clarify...
  • 'It Was Just a Kiss': Gay Tourist Speaks About Attack in Miami Beach

    04/05/2016 9:21:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | By Jamie Guirola
    A Los Angeles man who was attacked and placed in a submission hold inside Miami Beach's Burger King Whopper Bar last month is speaking out about what happened. The incident was caught on camera and police are.... ...He said he was targeted because he's gay. "It was just a simple kiss with my boyfriend," Schaeffer explained. "Then right after that kiss, I started walking over and....
  • Pepsi chief executive joins criticism of North Carolina law on LGBT rights

    04/03/2016 3:22:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 97 replies
    The chief executive of Pepsi, a company with roots in North Carolina, has written to Governor Pat McCrory to ask him to repeal a new law preventing specific anti-discrimination rules for LGBT people over public accommodations and restroom use. In a letter hand delivered to McCrory on Friday, PepsiCo head Indra Nooyi called the law inconsistent with how her company treats its employees. Nooyi also said the law was undermining efforts to advance North Carolinaís interests, and she said she hoped McCrory would consider repealing the law when the state legislature reconvenes later this month.
  • North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper wonít defend transgender law in court

    03/29/2016 5:03:50 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | 3/29/16
    Attorney General Roy Cooper, who is challenging Gov. Pat McCrory for governor, spoke out against House Bill 2 Tuesday morning during a press conference. Cooper said his office, "will not defend the constitutionality of the discrimination in House Bill 2." McCrory signed the bill, called the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, last Wednesday after it was passed by the North Carolina Senate. The law was in response to Charlotte's nondiscrimination ordinance that allowed transgender individuals to use public bathrooms of the sex with which they identify.
  • Gov. Nathan Deal kills Religious Freedom bill

    03/28/2016 10:07:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Atlanta. JC ^ | 3/28/16
    Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday vetoed the controversial Religious Freedom bill, saying it "contains language that causes me concern." ďI do not think we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia of which I and my family have been part of all of our lives,Ē Deal said.
  • Florida Governor Scott Signs Pastor Protection Act into Law

    03/15/2016 5:40:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Governor Rick Scott signed HB 43, known as the ďPastor Protection Act,Ē into law on Thursday, March 10. This law protects clergy, churches, and religious organizations and their employees from civil action for refusing to perform same-sex marriages. Rep. Scott Plakon sponsored HB 43 and began drafting the bill before the bizarre U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 opinion regarding marriage. Rep. Plakon said that a majority of the bill came from a similar Texas law. The law provides that churches or religious organizations, related organizations, or certain individuals may not be required to solemnize any marriage or provide services, accommodations, facilities,...
  • Florida considers anti-discrimination bill for LGBT rights [Republican Turncoats]

    02/08/2016 11:04:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Fox Orlando ^ | 2/7/16 | Brendan Farrington
    ....this year, some Republican lawmakers are backing a bill that would give lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents the protection against discrimination..... ....Republican Rep. Holly Raschein, the House sponsor of the anti-discrimination bill, which has nine Republican co-sponsors..... ...supporters are focused on its economic impact. The bill is being called the "Competitive Workforce Act" and a group running a campaign to promote it is backed by AT&T, Wells Fargo, Marriott and Carnival Corporation. The argument is that Florida will be able to attract corporations that provide high-paying, high-skilled jobs and the workforce to fill them if it has clear anti-discrimination...
  • Similarities Between Traditional Conservatives And Feminists

    02/06/2016 8:21:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Chateau Heartiste ^ | February 6, 2016 | CH
    Tradcons and feminists have more in common than either would care to confront. Browsing popular alt-right outposts, I‚Äôve found that a significant number of them ‚ÄĒ not all; I don‚Äôt mean this to be a sweeping indictment of the tradcon right ‚ÄĒ share with feminists a misunderstanding of sex differences and of the functioning of the sexual market (hint: it‚Äôs transactional in nature, and sneering at the messenger won‚Äôt change that fact).
  • Homosexuals can change

    01/23/2016 3:10:05 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 1/23/16 | CALEB KALTENBACH, DENNY BURK & HEATH LAMBERT
    Two books relate how grace and the power of the Holy Spirit can overcome same-sex attraction Caleb Kaltenbach's new book, Messy Grace (WaterBrook Press, 2015), has a tantalizing subtitle: How a Pastor With Gay Parents Learned to Love Others Without Sacrificing Conviction. Kaltenbach states that "profound change is just as possible for a homosexual sin as it is for any other"-but it has to come through grace. Kaltenbach argues that Christians should emphasize a change of heart, and let that change then influence minds (and use of sex organs). It seems to me that churches should welcome but not affirm...
  • Gay8 Festival to Debut on Little Havana‚Äôs Historic Calle Ocho

    01/13/2016 8:56:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 11/13/15
    Miami's top local bands, businesses, community leaders, and the community at large will come together on January 17, 2016 for the first annual Gay8 Festival. Gay8 (GayOcho!) is the first Latino LGBT art, music and food street festival in Miami's historic Little Havana, and will feature some of Miami's most celebrated musical talent - bands like Palo, Suenalo, Picadillo, and the Spam Allstars. "For the first time the LGBTA community is honored to host a community festival meant to open doors and connect people who traditionally don't connect" said organizer Damian Pardo. "We hope Gay8 will come to represent a...
  • The Real O'Neals Doesn't Mock Religion, Just Family Drama [Homosexual is 'normal' tv sitcom]

    01/10/2016 2:32:53 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 1/9/16 | Malcolm Venable
    When ABC first announced The Real O'Neals, about a gay teen coming out in a Catholic family, backlash from religious groups was swift and somewhat expected. Given that the story is based on the life of Dan Savage - the gay author and sex columnist who's been somewhat gleefully confrontational with conservatives - and the family is in the midst of a divorce too, groups like the American Family Association could, in theory at least, rightfully believe the show was trying to shred the traditional values they hold dear. That couldn't be further from the truth.
  • [Bruce] Jenner Cancels Speaking Tour

    01/07/2016 5:24:41 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    [Bruce] Jenner has canceled h[is] upcoming speaking tour, Gossip Cop confirms. As Gossip Cop reported, Jenner's rep confirmed in October that [h]e would embark on a five-city tour with the women's lecture organization Unique Lives and Experiences. The tour was to be called "Up Close And Personal," ...at venues in Toronto, Vancouver, Denver, San Francisco, and Seattle beginning in late February. Tickets were on sale with prices ranging from $40 to $500 for a VIP package, depending on the location.
  • U.S. gay sex slave trial exposes dilemmas faced by male trafficking victims

    12/29/2015 1:39:44 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    reuters/yahoo ^ | 12/29/15 | E Daley
    Three young Hungarian men have helped dismantle a U.S. gay prostitution ring that enslaved them, marking a victory for local prosecutors but highlighting the difficulty in reaching and helping male trafficking victims, campaigners said. The men's accounts of being raped, locked up in windowless rooms, and their lives threatened led to the conviction this month of Andras Janos Vass, 26, for helping to operate a male prostitution ring of gay Hungarians in New York City and Miami.
  • NBA referee Bill Kennedy comes out as gay

    12/14/2015 3:02:54 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    sbnation.com ^ | 12/14/15 | Yaron Weitzman
    Longtime NBA official Bill Kennedy revealed that he's gay in a statement to Yahoo! Sports. "I am proud to be an NBA referee and I am proud to be a gay man," Kennedy told Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.... ....."I wholeheartedly support Bill's decision to live his life proudly and openly," NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement to Yahoo! Sports. "Throughout his 18-year career with the league, Bill has excelled as a referee because of his passion
  • Liberals Praise Hillary Clinton‚Äôs New Ad With Same Sex Couples Kissing [Hitlery wants attention]

    12/07/2015 4:18:19 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12/7/15
    The Hillary Clinton campaign is out with an ad highlighting her record as an advocate for LGBT rights. The spot includes images of gay couples kissing each other. The liberal website Slate praises Clinton for including same-sex kissing in her campaign ad, saying, "Given the distressingly puritanical rules that govern gay PDAs, it's both impressive and heartening that Clinton includes gay kisses in her official campaign spots."
  • My Life with a Transgender Husband [Sad First Hand Testimonial]

    11/18/2015 7:13:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/18/15
    As I sit here in my kitchen sipping coffee and reading the latest news about "Caitlyn" Jenner, I can't help but reflect on the darkest time my soul has ever endured. I was a young girl when I met my husband in the mid 1990s. We were vibrant and madly in love. We got married, quickly discovered we were going to be parents, and were over the moon excited. I gave birth to a girl, and a beautiful, strong boy followed four years later. My husband was successful and I was grateful that his income afforded me the opportunity to...
  • A boy appears in a Barbie ad for the first time

    11/17/2015 5:37:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    NY POST ^ | 11/16/15 | Tim Donnelly
    ....The newest ad for Barbie‚Äôs Moschino doll line features a new figure for the first time ever ‚ÄĒ a boy. ‚ÄúMoschino Barbie is so fierce!‚ÄĚ the boy yells before placing a designer purse on the doll‚Äôs arm. The ad features him and two girls touting Mattel‚Äôs already popular line that includes clothes and accessories from the fashion designer Moschino. The ad, released earlier this month, is the latest in a series of steps to remove gender from toy shopping.
  • Husband of 9/11 Hero sends award back over [Bruce] Jenner

    11/15/2015 3:43:28 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    NY POST ^ | 11/15/15 | Larry Celona
    The husband of a cop killed on 9/11 returned his wife's posthumous Woman of the Year award to Glamour after the magazine gave the same honor last week to Caitlyn Jenner. James Smith told The Post he yanked the award off the shelf in his Long Island home dedicated to his wife, Moira, and FedExed it back to the magazine.
  • Homosexuality Is Not Sexuality

    11/11/2015 7:00:29 PM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies
    crisis magazine ^ | November 11, 2015 | Deacon Jim Russell
    Events of recent memory have left my head spinning in disbelief‚ÄĒ‚ÄúCaitlyn,‚ÄĚ same-sex so-called ‚Äúmarriage,‚ÄĚ three women ‚Äúmarrying‚ÄĚ in South America, and, yes, ‚Äúgay Catholics‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúchaste gay couples.‚ÄĚ With me, you may wonder how all this has emerged in a short few decades of social upheaval. I may have an answer: Society has constructed an unreal cultural landscape in which things that are not sexuality are passed off as sexuality. Even a majority of Catholics are, perhaps unwittingly, swallowing this unreality, hook, line, and sinker.The fabric of this false landscape is language‚ÄĒlanguage that frames everyone and everything in a...
  • Pentagon ‚Äėgay‚Äô rape debacle: Report alleging male-on-male sexual trauma retracted

    11/10/2015 3:43:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/9/15 | Rowan Scarborough
    The American Psychological Association has taken the extraordinary step of retracting an in-house journal article that asserted the rate of rape and other sexual trauma among military men was as much as 15 times higher than the Pentagon‚Äôs own survey. In a press released posted Sunday night, the APA said outside scholars had examined the study, ‚ÄúPreliminary Data Suggest Rates of Male Sexual Trauma May be Higher than Previously Reported,‚ÄĚ and determined that the method for randomly selecting and surveying male combat veterans was flawed.
  • Texas Megachurch Votes to Leave Presbyterian Church (USA)

    11/07/2015 1:45:55 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/4/15 | MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A Texas congregation with approximately 2,200 members has voted to disaffiliate from Presbyterian Church (USA) over theological differences. First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio members voted Sunday to seek dismissal from PC (USA) and to join the more conservative Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians. According to a vote tally provided to The Christian Post by FPC San Antonio, out of 1,072 voting members present 87.3 percent voted to terminate their affiliation with PC(USA) and 85.6 percent voted to join ECO.
  • Down With Spooning!

    11/06/2015 9:39:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Slate ^ | November 4, 2015 | J. Bryan Lowder
    At the end of this past summer, I dropped my partner off for a year of dissertation work in Spain. On the flight back, I decided that if I was going to make it through this period of lame but ultimately necessary physical separation, I would need to get a handle on my emotions. (This became acutely apparent after an in-flight viewing of Pixar’s Inside/Out that left me sobbing over my complimentary plastic cup of vino rojo.) Because I am a Virgo or Type A or whatever, I tried to divide the unwieldy mass of sadness I was feeling into...
  • Women are either bisexual or gay but 'never straight'

    11/06/2015 6:01:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 95 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2015 | Eleanor Steafel
    Most women are either bisexual or gay but "never straight", a study suggests. Research has found that though lesbians are much more attracted to the female form, most women who say they are straight are in fact aroused by videos of both naked men and naked women.
  • Sexuality and the Christian Faith: A Google Hangout with Rosaria Butterfield Today at 3pm

    10/16/2015 6:09:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 10/16/15 | Nathan Bingham
    ....Today at 3pm, we will be joined by Dr. Rosaria Butterfield to discuss sexuality, our cultureís objection to biblical morality, and what it looks like for Christians to speak the truth in love. Dr. Butterfield is a pastorís wife, mother, homeschool teacher, and author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert and Openness Unhindered.
  • Sexuality and the Christian Faith: A Google Hangout w/ Rosaria Butterfield on October 16 at 3pm

    10/08/2015 5:16:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 10/8/15 | Nathan Bingham
    .....On October 16 at 3pm, we will be joined by Dr. Rosaria Butterfield to discuss sexuality, our cultureís objection to biblical morality, and what it looks like for Christians to speak the truth in love. Dr. Butterfield is a pastorís wife, mother, homeschool teacher, and author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert and Openness Unhindered.
  • Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis not a form of support, Vatican says

    10/02/2015 3:38:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    The Vatican on Friday distanced Pope Francis from Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who went to jail for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, saying she was one of dozens of people the pope greeted in the U.S. and that their meeting "should not be considered a form of support of her position." ....Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Francis met with "several dozen" people at the Vatican's embassy just before leaving Washington for New York. Lombardi said such meetings are par for the course of any Vatican trip and are due to the pope's "kindness and availability." He...
  • RAPPER AZEALIA BANKS CALLS LGBTS ĎGAY WHITE KKKSí

    09/29/2015 12:29:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/29/15
    <p>Controversial rapper Azealia Banks is having what has become commonplace with her, a Twitter feud, this time with the Big Gay Hate Machine.</p> <p>ďLGBT community (GGGG) are like the gay white KKKís. Get them some pink hoods and unicorns and let them rally down rodeo drive.Ē</p>
  • Oscar Nominee Subjects Are Going to Be a Heavy Dose of Lesbians, Transgenders, Pedophile Priests

    09/29/2015 2:44:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Showbiz411.com ^ | 9/28/15 | Roger Friedman
    Get ready. This is going to be an interesting year at the Oscars. The movies that are getting into position for Best Picture nominations are not ďDriving Miss DaisyĒ material. One of the leading candidates is ďSpotlight,Ē Tom McCarthyís exciting telling of how Boston Globe reporters unmasked 90 pedophile priests. The film has an all star cast including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber. They will all be contenders in the Best Supporting Acto race. ďCarolĒ is a love story about two lesbians in 1952 New York. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are the lovers, and their work is...
  • 60 Minutes Didn't Ask Putin about homosexuality (West Coast on now 7pm)

    09/27/2015 5:56:16 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    9/27/15 | sff
    Anyone watch Charlie Rose didn't get in Vlad's face about homosexuality in tonight's interview. For YEARS now, the American media has screamed bloody murder about Russia not celebrating homosexuality. Laws to protect children were passed....but the media called it oppression. Charlie Rose must not have thought such questions worthy of asking Vlad during their televised interview.
  • Waka Flocka On Bruce Jenner: "You Rebuking God" [Rapper]

    09/19/2015 3:45:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Hip Hop DX ^ | 9/18/15 | Victoria Hernandez
    Waka Flocka Flame appeared on The Breakfast Club today (September 18) and criticized society for breaking down the traditional family structure. "You know what the world is today? Women afraid to be a wife and young males is afraid to be men," Waka Flocka Flame says. "It's not cool. They're not marketing that. They don't market husbands and wives no more. They're marketing young girls, transgenders. They're marketing evil. It's really evil." He says that the glorification of the transgender lifestyle, specifically through Caitlyn Jenner's television show, I Am Cait, is harming the youth. "I ain't got nothing against nobody's...
  • Billy & Billie [The new sexual "entertainment" perverting television]

    09/15/2015 7:17:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    A TV series that follows two step-siblings as they try and navigate their taboo romance....
  • Women should dress modestly or expect to Ďentice a rapistí Ė claims singer Chrissie Hynde

    08/30/2015 8:35:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 96 replies
    UK telegraph ^ | 8/30/15 | John Bingham
    Pretenders lead singer claims sexual assault in the 1970s was her own Ďfaultí because of the way she was dressed Women who walk around drunk and provocatively dressed should expect to be sexually assaulted, Chrissie Hynde, the lead singer of the Pretenders, has suggested. The former chart topper claimed in a Sunday newspaper interview that scantily clad women were likely to ďentice a rapistĒ and that it is their ďfaultĒ if they are attacked. She discloses in a new memoir how she was abducted and sexually assaulted by a motorcycle gang in Ohio in the early 1970s Ė but concludes...
  • The 2015 Teen Choice Awards Were A Little Too Grown Up [Obsessed w/Sexual Behaviour]

    08/17/2015 4:46:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Indy Channel ^ | 8/17/15 | Grant Suneson
    Fox held the 17th annual Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, but parts of the show seemed a little too grown up for the teen audience. "I'm glad to meet you. Turn up, girl, blow the speaker yeah, think about it now blow the speaker," Flo Rida rapped at the Teen Choice Awards.
  • Gay Poet Richard Blanco Urges U.S., Cuba 'To Heal Together

    08/17/2015 4:20:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    On Top Mag ^ | 8/15/15
    Openly gay poet Richard Blanco read a poem at the reopenning of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba. The 47-year-old Blanco was born to a Cuban exile family. He also read at President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
  • Repentance and Renewal

    08/13/2015 3:37:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 8/13/15 | Rosaria Butterfield
    from Rosaria Butterfield [former professor at Syracuse University and lesbian activist...her testimonial speech on her submission to Jesus Christ. Audio link]
  • SEX IS MORE AND LESS IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK

    08/12/2015 6:28:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 8/11/15 | Trevin Wax
    ďSex is everything,Ē goes the idea in the 21st century. ďAnd sex is nothing.Ē This paradoxical view of sexuality in our society requires a paradoxical response from the Church. Our Christian witness must ďput sex in its placeĒ Ė meaning, we will need to take sexuality more seriously and less seriously than the rest of society.
  • The Early Church on Homosexuality

    08/01/2015 6:22:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Reformed Reader ^ | 7/18/15 | Shane Lems
    In the days of the early church Ė Iím thinking specifically of the 2nd century Ė Christian apologists had to defend the faith against false charges, accusations, and misrepresentations. One such apologist, Athenagoras (d. 200 AD?), wrote a booklet to Roman rulers called A Plea for the Christians. This apology by Athenagoras is still quite relevant today because it discusses things we still talk about today. Iíll come back to this booklet later, but for now I want to point out what this 2nd century Christian apologist said about sexual immorality and homosexuality. Athenagoras refuted the claim or accusation that...
  • Amazon Pulls Negative Reviews of New Marriage Book

    07/24/2015 1:17:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/21/15 | Marguerite Bowling
    A day after The Daily Signal reported on controversial reviews for Ryan T. Andersonís new book on Amazon.com, the countryís largest Internet retailer said it has removed reviews that included photos of Nazi concentration camps. Andersonís book, ďTruth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,Ē had one-star ratings that included pictures of men in what looked to be a World War II-era concentration camp. The reviewer argued that the book was modern-day fascism.
  • 6 THINGS CHRISTIANS CAN DO ABOUT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

    07/20/2015 6:55:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 7/20/15 | Sean McDowell & John Stonestreet
    ďItís over,Ē he told me (John) grimly. ďWeíve lost.Ē These words came from a wounded warrior, a pastor who had dedicated much of his ministry to calling Christians to apply their faith in the public square and to opposing things like same-sex marriage... Informed and articulate Christians can make a difference.... 1. We can change our reputation from those who hate gays to those who love them.... 2. We must tell the truth about same-sex attraction, homosexual sin, and same-sex marriage..... 3. We can stop implying in our words and actions that homosexual sin is worse than all other sexual...
  • Wal-Mart sued for denying health insurance to gay worker's wife

    07/14/2015 4:51:11 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    reuters ^ | 7/14/15 | DANIEL WIESSNER
    A Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) employee sued the retailer on Tuesday, saying its prior policy of denying health insurance to the spouses of gay employees violated gender discrimination laws.... Jackie Cote, who has worked at Walmart stores in Maine and Massachusetts since 1999, said in the lawsuit that her wife, Diana Smithson, developed cancer in 2012 and the denial of insurance led to more than $150,000 in medical debt. Cote and Smithson were married in Massachusetts in 2004, days after a court ruling made the state the first to allow gay nuptials. Smithson worked for Wal-Mart until 2008, when she...
  • A Response to the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling [Interview with RC Sproul]

    07/07/2015 4:01:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Renewing Your Mind/Ligonier ^ | 7/6/15 | RC Sproul
    "The civil government does not define your ethic as a Christian. That's critical that we understand that..."
  • THE FINAL BREAK BETWEEN GOD AND COUNTRY

    07/03/2015 11:45:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 7/3/15 | Thomas Kidd
    As dismaying as the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage was, there was something especially painful about seeing the White House lit up that evening with the rainbow colors of the gay pride flag. It almost seemed sacrilegious. But ‚Äúsacrilegious‚ÄĚ is not quite right, because Washington, D.C., has nothing to do with our eternal Jerusalem.Perhaps the best thing that can come out of the gay marriage decision is for the church to make a final break¬†between our faith and our nation.¬†Christian Consensus? For American Christians, the¬†connection between God and country¬†has been deep and understandable, even if it put us at...
  • 40 QUESTIONS FOR CHRISTIANS NOW WAVING RAINBOW FLAGS

    07/02/2015 3:45:51 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 7/1/15 | Kevin DeYoung
    For evangelicals who lament last Fridayís Supreme Court decision, itís been a hard few days. We arenít asking for emotional pity, nor do I suspect many people are eager to give us any. Our pain is not sacred. Making legal and theological decisions based on what makes people feel better is part of what got us into this mess in the first place. Nevertheless, it still hurts. There are many reasons for our lamentation, from fear that religious liberties will be taken away to worries about social ostracism and cultural marginalization. But of all the things that grieve us, perhaps...
  • Kevin DeYoung What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? [Message for Millennials]

    07/02/2015 2:56:13 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 3/17/15 | Kevin DeYoung
    In this message, recorded at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois on March 17, 2015, pastor and author Kevin DeYoung addresses a difficult and often controversial topic: what does the Bible really teach about homosexuality?
  • Troubled and Trusting: A Sunday Prayer after the Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage

    06/29/2015 4:54:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Canon & Culture ^ | 6/29/15 | Trent Hunter
    Troubled and Trusting: A Sunday Prayer after the Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Last Friday the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a ruling that requires the legal recognition of same-sex marriage in all fifty states.As Christians, we are not of this world, but we are in it and we care about and are concerned for what happens here. And so on Sunday at Desert Springs Church, in Albuquerque, NM, we prayed in reflection on the Supreme Court’s decision for our nation, for the church, and for everything in-between. Here’s how we addressed the Lord when we gathered...
  • Here We Stand: An Evangelical Declaration on Marriage

    06/27/2015 6:16:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    More than 100 leaders respond to Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage. A coalition of evangelical leaders assembled by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has released the following: As evangelical Christians, we dissent from the courtís ruling that redefines marriage. The state did not create the family, and should not try to recreate the family in its own image. We will not capitulate on marriage because biblical authority requires that we cannot. The outcome of the Supreme Courtís ruling to redefine marriage represents what seems like the result of a half-century of witnessing marriageís decline through divorce, cohabitation, and a...
  • The courage to be on the wrong side of history: Lessons from Burke and Nietzsche

    06/27/2015 3:42:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 6/27/15 | Ryan Shinkel
    Millennials who stand up for family, marriage, and the foundational institutions of civil society make possible a new cultural counter-revolution. The question is, will you join it?Editorís note: This article originally appeared June 18 at Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Instituteóeight days before the Supreme Court ruled on same-sex marriage and the release of Marvin Olaskyís cover story on churches facing the LGBT juggernaut. It is reposted here with permission.It seems that the Supreme Court will probably strike down the conjugal marriage laws of our states. It seems Anthony Kennedy may have finally made up his mind...