Jen Hatmaker, the Austin, Texas native, is known as a conservative author, blogger and speaker. She’s been popular in evangelical circles and widely used at women’s retreats and conferences around the country. Until recently.
Last Fall, Hatmaker publicly admitted that she had been rethinking her position on homosexual relationships and decided they could be holy. On her facebook page she stated that she came to her conclusion “with prayer and careful study and deliberation.” Continue reading
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s narrow 5-4 decision to legalize same-sex marriage, there have been a rash of predictions and dire warnings about the impact this will have on religious freedom.
The majority opinion seeks to appease such fears. Continue reading
Filed under America, Freedom
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
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
Two men. Two views of the Bible. One man is known world-wide. The other man is unknown, except for a small circle of friends. One man is bombastic and out-spoken. The other man is plainspoken and unpretentious. One man is on TV. The other man watches TV.
Two men. Bill O’Reilly. Nathan Eve. Continue reading
Filed under Bible, Culture
This week in Washington, D.C. the Supreme Court is considering two cases that have the potential to redefine marriage in our country.
The “Respect for Marriage Coalition” has increased their presence through TV-spots, newspaper ads and timely interviews. But it may not be what you think.
Here’s how the 30 second ad begins…
(This post has received the most views of any post during 2013 and 2012)
Monday was a historical day. On MLK day our first black President was sworn into office for a second term. But there was something else. For the first time in an Inaugural speech, a President used the word “gay” to address sexual orientation and promote same-sex marriage.
President Obama also invoked “Stonewall” a gay bar in Greenwich, where in 1969 a police raid sparked riots. He placed it the same category as 1848 Women’s right convention in Seneca Falls, and the 1965 civil rights March in Selma, Alabama.
And what is my response? Continue reading