Is openness the highest virtue?

Aug 24, 2014 by

By Ian Paul, Psephizo. I have just read a really interesting reflectionon the larger context of the ‘gay debate’ by Anna Norman Walker, whom I knew in passing from theological college, and who is now Diocesan Missioner in Exeter Diocese. In it, she puts her finger on a number of issues which are particularly pertinent for those from evangelical backgrounds who have changed their minds on this subject. She talks of her conversion from ‘middle of the road Anglican’ to enthusiastic evangelical: I...

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Christian Singer Vicky Beeching Appeals to God’s Love to Justify Her Lesbianism

Aug 20, 2014 by

By Robert A J Gagnon, Christian Post: I had not previously heard of Vicky Beeching but she was celebrated a couple of days ago in a slanted interview from a British newspaper The Independent for “coming out” as a self-affirmed lesbian (“Vicky Beeching, Christian rock star ‘I’m gay. God loves me just the way I am’” Aug. 13). Judging from the interview, this attractive and sympathetic 35-year-old remains spiritually impoverished in her theological...

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Vicky Beeching, Christian rock star ‘I’m gay. God loves me just the way I am’

Aug 14, 2014 by

By Patrick Strudwick, Independent: Editor’s comment: This is important, as Vicky Beeching is a successful singer, songwriter and worship leader in the charismatic tradition, and has, after theological study, recently become a “religious commentator” whose blogs and tweets are among the most popular and influential especially among young people from charismatic and progressive churches. The question for orthodox, biblically faithful churches is: how do leaders answer the...

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Three ways to happiness

Aug 11, 2014 by

By Michael Cook, Conjugality: After years as homosexuals two men and a woman relate how they discovered chastity. On the Christian side, there’s often more than a smidgen of repugnant smugness in rejection of the gay lifestyle. Summed up in the slogan “pray away the gay”, Christian moral teaching is prescribed by some pastors and parents as if it were aspirin. Aspirin is no cure for wounded hearts. On the gay side, there’s often a deep hostility towards “life-denying”, “nay-saying” Christian...

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News from NARTH

Aug 7, 2014 by

The National Association of Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) is pleased to announce a major expansion of our mission that will be unfolding in the months ahead. In recent years NARTH has been increasingly involved in legal and professional efforts to defend the rights of clients to pursue change-oriented psychological care as well as the rights of licensed mental health professionals to provide such care. In this context, it has been alarming to encounter frequent distortions and...

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‘Tolerance’ is the last thing gays need

Aug 5, 2014 by

By Julie Bindel, Spectator: Julie Bindel is the author of Straight Expectations: What Does It Mean To Be Gay Today? (Guardian Books) There I was flexing my defensive muscles, waiting for the tsunami of hatred to come my way once my new book hit the shelves, when I discovered that not only did I have some great reviews for Straight Expectations (which rails against the complacency and conservatism of today’s gay rights movement), but the book has an American sister. Perhaps the timid...

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