David Gushee’s “Evil” of Seeking Legal Counsel

by (@TheIRD) March 24, 2014

Professor Gushee proves that he too can play the “what would Jesus do?” game, but he takes it all a step further.

Changing the Things We Can

by (@TheIRD) November 24, 2013

When Tim Schaefer was sixteen years old he was contemplating suicide. Fortunately someone anonymously telephoned his father, Rev. Frank Schaefer, pastor of the local United Methodist church. The caller told him about his son’s state of mind and added that Tim was gay and worried that his parents would reject him.

Boy Scouts: a Lament and Prognosis, Part III

by (@bjgingerich) June 3, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) So the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will be facing several negative consequences for their decision to change membership standards, allowing for openly avowed gay youth. Last post, I wondered how the BSA leadership reached such a nadir in moral courage. There are no easy answers, but I think the current […]

Boy Scouts: a Lament and Prognosis, Part II

by (@bjgingerich) June 3, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) Last week, I analyzed the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Council’s foolish decision to change membership standards, lifting bans on open avowed homosexual youth. I foresee four scenarios of fallout due to the national leadership’s betrayal of the majority of its supporters and participants. 1. Someway, somehow, the BSA pulls […]

Boy Scouts: a Lament and Prognosis, Part I

by (@bjgingerich) May 31, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) A kick in the teeth. That’s what last week’s vote felt like to many Americans. I refer to the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) decision to allow for openly gay youth membership, with 61% of the National Council in favor. The policy change will become effective January 1, 2014. I was […]

How I Know the LGBT Movement Hates the Boy Scouts

by (@bjgingerich) January 31, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@BJGingerich) The proposed change to the Boy Scouts of America’s exclusion standards has hit national headlines. Currently, the BSA forbids openly gay leaders, volunteers, and scouts. This reflects the opinion of the vast majority of active parents and Scouting leadership. As an Eagle Scout and Brotherhood member of the Order of the […]

Queen James Bible?

by (@bjgingerich) December 13, 2012

What follows is the official announcement for the recently published Queen James Bible. Please enjoy…or not. Homosexuality in The Bible Homosexuality was first mentioned in the Bible in 1946 in the Revised Standard Version. There is no mention of or reference to homosexuality in any Bible prior to this – only interpretations have been made. Anti-LGBT Bible […]

Pro-Gay Presbyterians Discuss “Marriage Equality”

by (@TheIRD) July 4, 2012

by Christian M. Stempert “This is a sanctuary. This is a safe space.” For a couple of hours, the More Light Presbyterians were able to retreat into one of the Westin Hotel’s ballrooms, away from the hard work and “hostile environment” of the PCUSA General Assembly. If you walk around the convention center, it seems […]

A Heresy of Love

by (@TheIRD) June 1, 2012

by Shane Ayers Orthodoxy is rigid, unyielding, and cold.  It stands in stark contrast to warmth and welcome of tolerant, progressive, liberal Christianity.  This is especially true in regards to homosexuality and same-sex marriage:  whereas traditional Church teaching shuns those who fall outside prescribed moral teaching, liberal Christianity bravely embraces those oppressed individuals who self-define […]

Objectified Men and Same-sex Marriage

by (@bjgingerich) May 31, 2012

I would be remiss if I failed to share Marc Barnes’ most excellent blog, Bad Catholic. Although I’m not in the Roman fold myself, I benefit greatly from Mr. Barnes’  interspersed memes, loving audacity, side-busting humor, and terrifyingly true theological-philosophical insights. I mean, seriously man, how do you write that well that often? It’s like […]