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October 23, 2014
Transgenderism, which claims that mindset and desires, not physical bodies and chromosomes, determines gender, is all the rage now. Some claim their gender is always in flux, or they transcend gender altogether. Cool, but…
October 5, 2014
Recently Harvard Divinity School posted signage outside one of its bathrooms advertising it as transgender/omnigender friendly. The sign inclusively included icons for male, female, and a combo of the two, plus handicapped. Harvard Divinity…
June 25, 2014
The Episcopal Church’s embrace of transgenderism is part of God’s “project of revelation” according to the first transgender person to preach at the Washington National Cathedral.
January 3, 2014
If Claremont United Methodist Church’s Trayvon Martin-themed nativity — in which the teenager hunching over a pool of his own blood stands in for the baby Jesus — hasn’t fully satiated your appetite for politicized Christmas displays, there is more on offer this season.
October 1, 2013
A California church swap serves as a microcosm of messy Anglican realignment with both the stark theological differences and litigation that usually accompany it.
September 16, 2013
In my previous post, I highlighted some of the things I didn’t see at Reconciling Ministries Network’s (RMN) convocation Churchquake. In this post, I will highlight some of what I did witness Were I to summarize everything…
September 4, 2013
This past Labor Day weekend, Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN), a group advocating for a greater acceptance of homosexuality within the United Methodist Church, held its national convocation called Churchquake: Embracing Freedom. I had the pleasure of attending the convocation, held at the nearby 4-H Youth Conference Center in nearby Chevy Chase, Maryland. Over four days, I heard and saw many things that spoke to the radicalism of the UMC’s reconciling movement. But before going into what I did see, I believe it’d be more instructive to note what I didn’t see.
August 23, 2013
A vain desire to eliminate all distinctions among genders and their various homosexual and heterosexual acts featured prominently at pro-homosexual events during the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) 2013 Churchwide Assembly. The revisionist worship at which ELCA’s first openly homosexual bishop, Guy Erwin, gave the sermon, previously examined by me at Juicy Ecumenism, was merely the climax in a series of events hosted at the assembly by the Lutheran pro-homosexual group ReconcilingWorks. While the group’s website hailed that the assembly events including Erwin’s presence would “make history,” objective observation of ReconcilingWorks’ presence at the assembly in Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center reveals a deeply disturbing agenda.
August 13, 2013
An annual gathering of emergent, progressive and liberal mainline Christians embraced lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) causes as it met outside of Asheville, NC this week.
August 2, 2013
The popular press has lately given a great deal of attention to the increasing acceptance of same sex marriage in certain parts of the country. It has also followed referenda and litigation concerning whether marriage can be understood as something between two people—with no reference to the sex of the parties—rather than exclusively between a man and a woman. The meta-narrative woven by advocates of same sex marriage is that “love is love,” regardless.
July 12, 2013
An annual progressive Christian festival that draws oldline Protestants and disaffected former evangelicals will feature workshops on transgenderism and “Intersex” next month. Inspired by Britain’s annual Greenbelt festival, the Wild Goose Festival brings performers,…