A real man vs Mr Grey

Feb 14, 2015 by

by Tamara Rajakariar, MercatorNet: Dear E.L. James (author of Fifty Shades of Grey), I have a bone to pick with you. Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love – not to degrade and thoroughly undermine it. But through your books, and now with the film’s release on February 14, that’s exactly what you are doing. You are conveying to women that certain characteristics in a man are attractive when they are really not. You are telling women that your book has something to do with love, whereas I...

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Is Christian Teaching on Sexuality Psychologically Harmful?

Feb 4, 2015 by

By Andrew T Walker and Glenn Stanton, Public Discourse: For parents with LGBT children, Christianity offers an alternative to false dilemmas of affirmation or abandonment. Around the beginning of the year, headlines told of the suicide of Josh “Leelah” Alcorn, a teen who self-identified first as gay, then as transgender. In the wake of this unspeakable tragedy, Josh’s suicide note was made public. In the note, he blamed his parents and their Christian faith for failing to adequately respond to...

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Incest: The Next Frontier in ‘Reproductive Freedom’

Jan 20, 2015 by

By Matt Barber, Charisma News: Like a plastic Piggly Wiggly bag fluttering about in the alley, those untethered from God’s natural law are violently tossed to and fro by the gusting winds of moral relativism. Jenny Kutner is one such Piggly Wiggly bag. A 20-something assistant editor at salon.com, she describes herself as “focusing on sex, gender and feminism.” By “focusing on sex, gender and feminism,” and as you will soon see, this young...

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Catholic Higher Education in Ruins

Dec 15, 2014 by

By Robert Oscar Lopez, Public Discourse: The dream of a sex-positive socialist Catholicism based on Marx and liberation theology tells kids to stop complaining when they suffer the consequences of adults’ sexual selfishness. Sexual radicalism and extreme pro-LGBT advocacy have no positive role to play in Catholic higher education. Before there was Pope Francis, there was a different Francis from Assisi, Italy. Back in the twelfth century, St. Francis heard the call to fix a church falling into...

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Identities Crisis: Sex, Gender and ‘Sexual Orientation’

Nov 24, 2014 by

From gentlemind: Sexual identity: John is Joan’s husband, but he can be nothing without first being somebody – and nobody can be somebody without being male or female. A diamond facet can be what it is only because of the diamond first being a diamond. The facets of John’s identity, such as tall, kind, and hungry, are possible only because he has a sex – a foundational essence upon which facets can be built. When John identifies as male, he does nothing more than recognise his own...

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Sexuality and spirituality: an attempt at understanding

Sep 3, 2014 by

By Andrew Symes: Jesus, my passion in life is to know you… Hear my heart’s cry, and my prayer for this life: Above all else…give me yourself. I have sung this song in church, and led others in worshipping the Lord using these words. A simple, beautiful song, expressing a desire to know Christ more fully, to deepen the relationship with him that is the privilege of all God’s children. It was written and sung first by Vicky Beeching. One of the original foundations of “worship music” is a...

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