[T]he current obsession with gay marriage is not a step towards a version of heterosexual monogamy transplanted into the heads of gay men, but a withdrawal towards safety and an unconscious awareness that so far nothing (decriminalization, sexual liberation and acceptance) had worked. In the end, it’s all make-believe — a last-ditch effort to save a way of life that is intrinsically self-destructive. Read the … Continue reading Church Militant: I Was the Other Man: An Insider’s Look at Why Gay Marriage Will Never Work
This is a game-changer. Talk about “an old wives’ tale.” You’ve heard it said that 1) 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce; 2) most marriages that do happen to make it are, nonetheless, unhappy, and 3) Christians are just as likely to divorce as non-believers. These claims, long understood to be research-based facts, never quite sat right with me. Still, admittedly, while these … Continue reading 50% Divorce Rate in Church is Misleading Propoganda
Some Christians, recognizing the change that occurs because of the redefinition of marriage, argue that we need a two-track system: marriage as defined by the state and marriage as defined by the church. The problem with this view is that it also misunderstands the nature of marriage. Neither the state nor the church has the authority to change the essential nature of marriage, since the … Continue reading Defining Marriage
Why are so many straight people pro gay? Because the normalization of homosexuality is the premiere achievement of heterosexual ideology. “Gay” and “straight” are not taxonomies but ideologies. They are not orientations but disorientations: whether bi-, homo-, or hetero-, hyphenated sexuality makes us lose our sense of direction toward the truly sexual, and the victims of such ideology are children. The words “homosexual” and “heterosexual” … Continue reading Why are so many straight people pro gay?
One of the most pervasive issues of our time has been the movement to embrace homosexual behavior, same-sex “marriage,” and the marred versions of masculinity and femininity that accompany this lifestyle. References sympathetic to the homosexual lifestyle appear now in books, on television, in films, and in video games and graphic novels. Even the popular social networking platform Facebook announced the addition of “gay marriage … Continue reading AiG: Pro-Gay Theology: Does the Bible Approve of Homosexuality?
Douglas Wilson, presiding minister of C.R.E.C. Continue reading A Declaration from the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches
JACKSON, Miss. — Officials in the state of Mississippi are pondering getting out of the marriage business altogether—among other options—following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Friday declaring that all states must legalize same-sex “marriage.” “One of the options that other states have looked at is removing the state marriage license requirement,” State House Judiciary Chairman Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, told the Clarion Ledger. “We will be … Continue reading Mississippi Considers Removing State Marriage License Requirement
TROY, Ala. — The US Supreme Court’s decision last Thursday to strike down state bans on same-sex marriage has left Alabama probate judges with few legal options, and some big decisions to make. With an order released by the Alabama Supreme Court Monday morning, probate judges now have a 25-day delay before they must legally start issuing marriage licenses to gay and straight couples. Probate … Continue reading Yellow Hammer: Alabama County No Longer in the ‘Marriage Business’
Schlafly believes the decision will create a new political movement and more legal challenges. She drew a comparison to the issue of abortion, which is “settled law” but remains a hot political issue generating opposition from millions of Americans. “A lot of people thought when the Supreme Court handed down its bad decision in Roe v Wade, well the Supreme Court has spoken and that’s … Continue reading WND: Schlafly Says Marriage Ruling ‘Not the End, It’s the Beginning’
[Editor’s Note: Originally published here August 28, 2008, by Sara Bodirsky, © Beautiful Womanhood 2015]
I have known several people throughout my life who have ruined their lives through fornication. And I am not exaggerating. Sometimes it was losing their virginity and dealing with the agony of the person breaking up with them later on. All breakups are hard. But I have been told that there is a great deal of difference in breakups of pure relationships vs. physical relationships. With the pure relationships, both parties have still saved themselves. They may have given their hearts temporarily, but not their bodies. Not their physical purity. Not their virginity. I am told that you never forget “your first.” Why would I give myself to a man outside of marriage, only to have my future husband feeling inferior at the thought of being compared to him? And why would I want those memories that never leave?