Same-sex marriage

What about Zac Posen?: Why Attacking Jack Phillips Isn't Fair

What about Zac Posen?: Why Attacking Jack Phillips Isn't Fair

Many Americans are having a hard time grasping why Christian baker Jack Phillips declined to make a custom cake for a gay wedding.  One would think the conflict is obvious, but there are many who seem to be appalled, if not downright enraged, by Mr. Phillips and his position. There's been very little attempt to view his position with care and understanding. Instead, there have been tweets, Facebook posts, thought pieces and political pundits seemingly committed to dragging the man through the mud. They say Mr. Phillips wasn't motivated by sincerely-held convictions to decline to make the cake.  They say he was motivated by "bigotry"! They say he was motivated by "hate"!

I say that is malarkey.

I say, those who desire to malign Mr. Phillip’s convictions aren’t only being grossly disingenuous, they're being wholly hypocritical.

Questions from My Gay Friends: Part 2- What About Gay Christians?

Questions from My Gay Friends: Part 2- What About Gay Christians?

As homosexuality and same-sex marriage are embraced in the mainstream, the question is decreasingly whether either is wrong. Instead, there is growing concern over when Christians will finally, en masse, get with the times and open the Church’s doors to same-sex wedding ceremonies and gay pastors.

In a previous post ,“Questions from my Gay Friends: Do You Eat Shellfish”, I attempted to answer one of the most most prevalent, albeit scornful, questions posed by those seeking to challenge the Christian belief that homosexuality is a sin. Thus, as a Christian AND a loud, proud shellfish connoisseur, I felt it my duty - nay, my OBLIGATION - to address that question with the utmost urgency!

I honestly enjoyed writing that piece and believe, by the grace of God, I was able to offer a thoughtful answer to one of the most infamous trump cards used in the "Homosexuality vs Christianity" debate.

But I'm also aware that some questions truly do come from a sincere place, and I believe those inquiries deserve to be directly addressed. There are LGBT-identifying Christian men and women who may feel overlooked as each side attempts to trump the other with its ideologies. I’ve decided to dedicate this post to them.

 

Why I Love Kim Davis: Lessons in Handling Faith-Based Convictions

Why I Love Kim Davis: Lessons in Handling Faith-Based Convictions

As a fellow Christian, I have to say, I love Kim Davis!  Watching her case has taught me so much about standing for God in today's time, and I bless God for using her to demonstrate some important lessons for me.  I've been quite fascinated with this case for weeks now. I had  plans to publish a full piece covering my specific thoughts on her case for some time,  but I find the essence of this matter to be rather open and shut.  

Questions from my Gay Friends: Part 1 - Do you eat shellfish?

Questions from my Gay Friends: Part 1 - Do you eat shellfish?

Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage legal across the country, the entire debate about homosexuality, the definition of marriage and whether the U.S. is going to hell wrapped in a gasoline-soaked Confederate flag has been all the rage these days.

As one who loves a good Facebook debate, I gleaned some of my favorite questions and arguments from these various discussion and initially intended to take a take a stab at responding to each of them in one blog post. However, the piece has grown entirely too long, so I’ve decided to instead chop it up into a series entitled: Questions from my Gay Friends where in I  do my best to address issues and qualms that seem to be at the center of the Christian/LGBT debate. 

First up is the discussion surrounding homosexuality and shellfish (you read that correctly). 

Same-Sex Marriage Legal Under U.S. Law: Why Christians Should Chill Out About It!

Well…well…well!

Lookah here…lookah here!

Same-sex marriage is FINALLY legal in all 50 states and I couldn’t be experiencing more peace in my soul! Yet, my fellow Christian bretheren and sistern (is that a word?) seem to be downtrodden and rather somber about it, and I can't say I fully understand why.

From where I sit, today’s ruling made perfect practical sense and I knew it was only a matter of time.