February, 2017

  • Trump Administration Decides to Drop Obama Bathroom Mandate

    Source: LifeSiteNews - Posted: about 4 months ago

    President Trump is dropping Obama's transgender bathroom mandate, according to the White House spokesman. The matter of handling school bathroom policies for gender-confused students should be left to states, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Tuesday.

  • Video: Why Is Homosexuality Wrong? – John Piper

    Source: Desiring God - Posted: about 4 months ago

    In this 7-minute video, John Piper does an excellent job of explaining the connection between homosexuality and self-idolatry. He says, "Sexuality is God's idea, and we should learn from God what it is. It's a man and a woman created in beautifully complementary ways so that they form one flesh. And to try to do it another way is a distortion. It's a corruption. It's a dysfunction of the way God made it."

  • How Can Our Church Reach out to the Gay Community? – Kevin DeYoung

    Source: The Gospel Coalition - Posted: about 4 months ago

    Kevin DeYoung addresses the often-asked question, "How can our church reach out to the gay community?" He says, "I’m never sure how to answer the question. For starters, I’m no authority on 'reaching the gay community.' Our church has always had men and women in it who struggle with same sex attraction. We have some good stories to tell and some disappointing stories, but experts we certainly are not. The other reason I’m hesitant to answer the question is that it’s one of those questions that can only be answered with more questions."

  • Another Bill Has Been Filed to Repeal HB2, but This Time It’s ‘Bipartisan’

    Source: WBTV.COM - Posted: about 4 months ago

    A new bill filed in the NC House of Representatives would fully repeal HB2 and change North Carolina's non-discrimination laws to match those of the federal government. Republican representatives Chuck McGrady and Ted Davis Jr. are listed as sponsors of the bill, along with Democratic representatives Ken Goodman and Marvin W. Lucas. Sorry folks, but being "bipartisan" isn't admirable if it means compromising on principle.

  • WA Supreme Court Rules Against Barronelle Stutzman

    Source: Family Policy Institute of Washington - Posted: about 4 months ago

    In a 9-0 decision, the Washington State Supreme Court upheld the punishment of florist Barronelle Stutzman, who was fined last year for declining to participate in a same-sex "wedding" ceremony.

  • WA Supreme Court Rules Against Barronelle Stutzman

    Source: Family Policy Institute of Washington - Posted: about 4 months ago

    In a 9-0 decision, the Washington State Supreme Court upheld the punishment of florist Barronelle Stutzman, who was fined last year for declining to participate in a same-sex "wedding" ceremony.

  • What the Gospel Means for the Transgender Debate – Samuel James

    Source: The Gospel Coalition - Posted: 4 months ago

    "Modern gender ideology promises happiness if we’ll just listen to our desires and cast aside any physical hindrance to them. To a fragmented, confused, and lonely generation, such a promise raises high hopes. But the sexual revolution has never fulfilled any of its promises, and it never will. As the church, we can offer the world a true and lasting promise, and a name even better than sons and daughters."

  • Removed for Righteousness Sake. . . Twice – Kevin Swanson Interviews AL Chief Justice Roy Moore

    Source: Generations - Posted: 4 months ago

    He was removed from his post as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. . . twice. In a nation that has rejected God's law, one man has stood against the insanity and the mass rebellion. Chief Justice Roy Moore joins Kevin Swanson on the Generations broadcast, to status his case, to challenge other Christians to faith and courage, and to warn what lies ahead for a nation that has gone astray.

  • NC Governor Calls for Full Repeal of HB2, Lt. Governor and Pro-Family Group Say No

    Source: Defending Marriage - Posted: 4 months ago

    North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper unveiled a proposal to repeal HB2 at a news conference Tuesday morning. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and the NC Values Coalition have responded to Gov. Cooper, explaining why nothing good can be expected from his so-called "compromise" proposal.

  • Tennessee Legislators Introduce Marriage Defense Bill

    Source: WATE.COM - Posted: 4 months ago

    Many thanks to Tennessee legislators Sen. Mae Beavers and Rep. Mark Pody for sponsoring the Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act. The bill declares Obergefell unconstitutional, and orders all state officials to treat it as such. Let's pray the bill makes it through committee, and that legislators in other states would introduce similar measures.

  • Special AL Supreme Court Refuses to Unseal Roy Moore Case

    Source: Alabama Political Reporter - Posted: 4 months ago

    To fully understand the investigation and permanent suspension of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore by the Court of the Judiciary, The Alabama Political Reporter filed a Motion to Intervene and Unseal Court records about the case on October 19, 2016. In a 4-3 decision on February 3, 2017, the Special Supreme Court selected to hear Moore’s appeal denied APR’s request.

  • Trump Will Continue to Enforce Obama’s LGBT Anti-Discrimination Policies, White House Says

    Source: The New York Times - Posted: 4 months ago

    The White House said on Monday that President Trump would leave in place a 2014 Obama administration order that forbids federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual behavior. "President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of L.G.B.T.Q. rights, just as he was throughout the election,” a statement from the White House said. "The president is proud to have been the first ever G.O.P. nominee to mention the L.G.B.T.Q. community in his nomination acceptance speech, pledging then to protect the community from violence and oppression."

  • You Are What—and How—You Read – Rosaria Butterfield

    Source: The Gospel Coalition - Posted: 4 months ago

    In this article, Rosaria Butterfield (author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert) confronts three unbiblical ways of thinking about homosexuality: (1) The Freudian position, (2) The revisionist heresy, and (3) The reparative therapy heresy. "Worldview matters," Butterfield says. "And if we don't reach back before the 19th century, back to the Bible itself, the Westminster divines, and the Puritans, we will limp along, defeated."

  • Video: What is a Christian Response to Transgenderism? – James Anderson

    Source: Reformed Theological Seminary - Posted: 4 months ago

    In this 4-minute video, Dr. James Anderson emphasizes the need for Christians to respond to transgenderism with a distinctly Biblical worldview.