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Gay Marriage and the ‘Friend Zone’

November 13, 2015

Now that same-sex marriage is being treated as the law of the land, Christians find themselves in precarious friendship scenarios — and the challenges are costly.

Rev. Sara Thompson Tweedy, a married lesbian United Methodist elder who had charges against her dropped last week. (Photo courtesy of MIND)

Methodist Protest Caucuses: “We Are Coming For the Institution”

August 29, 2015

Katy Kiser reports on the militant message of the LBGTQ “Gather at the River” activists for the United Methodist Church.

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Scott Fritzsche: “Martyrs”

August 25, 2015

In this guest post, Scott Fritzsche responds to the Reconciling Ministries Network’s appropriation of the term “martyrs.”


The Destruction of Freedom by LGBTQ “Equality”

August 14, 2015

Recently, several sites have reported a poll demonstrating that a vast majority of Americans want to protect religious freedom and believe that there exists a solution which both religious freedom and LGBTQ rights are…

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The Brave New World of Childhood Indoctrination

July 29, 2015

The Washington Post recently ran an article, originally published in the magazine Rethinking Schools, titled “The new way today’s 4-year-old students talk about love and marriage.” In the article, teacher J. Jennings discusses the…

The Rev. Benjamin David Hutchison, right, marries long-time partner Monty Hutchison on Friday, July 17, 2015, outside the Cass County Courthouse. The Rev. Hutchison recently was forced to resign from his post at the Cassopolis United Methodist Church because of his sexuality. Photo by Robert Franklin, courtesy of South Bend Tribune

Wesleyan Discipline Prevails

July 22, 2015

The UMC enforced its Book of Discipline by revoking Rev. Benjamin Hutchison’s pastoral status, following his admission that he is a practicing homosexual.


Walking Out on Catholic Bishop?

July 22, 2015

In a Washington Post column called “Civilities,” a lesbian mother, worried about being “insulted,” asked the columnist if she and her partner with their daughters should walk out of their Catholic church if their…

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Wheaton’s Julie Rodgers Resigns, “Evolving” on Same-Sex Relationships

July 14, 2015

Wheaton’s Fall 2014 hire Julie Rodgers, a “gay celibate Christian,” has resigned from her post amid shifting views on same-sex relationships.

Churches May Face Risk of Lawsuits

July 10, 2015

Rev. Dr. Bill Bouknight is a retired United Methodist minister, a member of the Memphis Annual Conference.  He was educated at Duke, University of Edinburgh- Scotland, and Yale Divinity School.  He served churches in…


Can Christians Still Celebrate July 4 after Same Sex Marriage?

July 4, 2015

Conservative Christians are in a funk after the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling. Some have wondered if traditional Christians, especially Evangelicals, typically known for their patriotic ardor, will ever think of America the same…

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Three Bits of Fatherly Wisdom on Obergefell

July 2, 2015

The recent Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, while perhaps unsurprising, is shocking in light of its massive implications. Here are three reasons that Christians should be hopeful in the midst of our erratic culture.

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IRD: Supreme Court Marriage Ruling ‘Fashion Over Law’

June 26, 2015

“There are no winners, and the biggest losers are children in America who are the chief victims of the breakdown of marriage and family,” says IRD’s Mark Tooley on the Supreme Court ruling.