Category Archives: Homosexuality

Is The Bible “Anti-Gay”?

 

Pop star, Katheryn Hudson, better known by her stage name, Katy Perry, recently mocked Christianity, the Bible, and her religious upbringing as she received an award from the Human Rights Campaign, a prominent homosexual advocacy organization.

Perry, whose father, Keith Hudson, is an evangelical preacher, referred to her 2008 hit song, “I Kissed a Girl,” and bragged, “I did more than that,” as the crowed roared with cheers and applause. Continue reading

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Should an LGBT Agenda Drive the Church?

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LGBT Issues Fill Methodist Agenda

The above headline was at the top of the Faith page of Saturday’s Kansas City Star.

The article by Emily Miller from the Religious News Service described the agenda of the “Reconciling Network” within the denomination dedicated to including LGBT people. Currently the Methodist church bars homosexuals from being ordained as ministers and does not allow them to officiate same-sex weddings.

“It’s time,” said Wendy Witt during a recent Sunday service at the Chicago Temple. “Time to open the doors of the church to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, that is.” Continue reading

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7 Things Unchanged by The Supreme Court

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Even if you’re not a “news junkie” by now everyone has heard that the Supreme Court of the United States ruled Friday that same-sex marriage is legal is all 50 states. 

The reaction has been swift and predictable.  Homosexuals and liberals are ecstatic. Conservatives and Bible Believers have denounced the decision.

Joe Ortwert of the Missouri Family Policy Council, called the decision ”a reckless ruling that will have a devastating impact on the future of our nation.  This disgraceful decision is the latest most evident sign of the moral bankruptcy of the U. S. Government, the moral corruption of its leaders, the vile decadence of American culture and society, and the growing godlessness of the American people.”  Continue reading

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Why Paul Circumcised Timothy?

Paul TimothyThis seems like an unusual topic for a post on ThePreachersWord, doesn’t it?

The reason for addressing it stems from an argument made by one of our readers, Stephen, regarding a post last week. It was based on Paul’s rhetorical question in Galatians 4:16, “Am I Your Enemy, because I tell  you the truth?”

I asked 11 different questions regarding matters of Truth. Two of the questions spoke to the sin of homosexuality.

When I support marriage as being only between one man and one woman, (Matt 19:4-6) am I the enemy of lesbians?

When I affirm that same-sex relations is a sin, (1 Cor. 6:9-11) am I an enemy of homosexuals?

In part, here is Stephen’s response. Continue reading

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“Cherry-Picking” The Scripture

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I have a regular reader, Stephen, who often comments on our posts. Not always, but many of his comments and disagreements address my stance on same-sex marriage.

I’m not singling out Stephen. His responses are publicly posted on this site. He has been kind, considerate, and often complimentary. For the benefit of all readers, I want to answer some of his questions.

“Could you talk about “cherry picking” Scripture?” Stephen asked. Continue reading

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Presbyterians Push to Redefine Marriage

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According to the Christian Post , March 9, 2015, “The largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States is only seven votes away from having enough regional bodies favor changing its official definition of marriage to include homosexual unions.”

“At last year’s general assembly, Presbyterian Church (USA) approved an amendment changing their Book of Order’s definition of marriage from being between ‘a man and a woman’ to ‘two people’, traditionally a man and a woman.” Continue reading

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In a recent post, “Will I Be Put in Prison for Preaching?” I related the story of Donald and Evelyn Knapp who were threatened with fines and imprisonment for refusing to perform same sex marriages.

Yesterday, The Alliance for Defending Freedom, who was legally representing the Knapps posted this update to their blog that I’m reposting in its entirety.

To be clear, our concern is not so much political or social, but religious and spiritual. Continue reading

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