Good ideas are well-served by good illustrations and tonight Conan O’Brien will gift us with a great one. Conan O’Brien (left) and gay fiancés David Gorshein and Scott Cronick. O’Brien will reportedly perform Gorshein and Cronick’s wedding during tonight’s show. (Use of copyrighted material for critical commentary is fair use.)
While I agree with Miss America on the problem of eating disorders, I think more depth would be useful in thinking about it.
According to a Military.com article, the Army is studying use of women in combat units . . . Article photo, which may or may not be copyrighted. Use here in critical commentary is considered fair use. Some would say it’s due to the shortage of men who can bear arms. Not to worry though . [...]
Selected reasons why it’s great to be a guy. Harvested from the internet– but with a serious purpose.
Procreation is an obvious advantage of heterosexual marriage over same-sex unions. One objection though is that society approves of many heterosexual marriages in which procreation is not envisioned or even possible– so why not extend the same favor to gay and lesbian couples?
A couple of guys in a basement somewhere making a few counterfeit bills has a limited effect on the value of that twenty dollar bill in your wallet.
More and more Christians are taking a “progressive” view of homosexuality by appealing to overarching themes within Christianity that transcend and relativize traditional objections to same-sex behavior. St. Paul by El Greco. The Apostle Paul is the most cited authority for Christian opposition to homosexuality.
Fishing is a “guy thing” in America– going to church is not. Modern-day Islam, Judaism, and Eastern Christianity are different.
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers– 1 Pet 3:7 (NIV) Peter assumes husbands will be the stronger partner in marriage relationships. [...]
Most of First Corinthians can be understood in terms of boundary issues between the church and the world.
In ancient times, “sacramentum” referred to a Roman soldier’s oath of allegiance to the emperor– “Caeasar kurios.” Early Christians picked up the word and used it to refer to their oath of allegiance to Christ– “Christos kurios.” Although the English derivative “sacrament” has been ruined for many Christians by mystical and magical accretions, the word [...]
Homosexual activists have three options in advancing their social agenda in the face of traditional Christian opposition. Screenshot from washingtonblade.com, an internet news source for the Washington, DC gay community. Although the blade website is copyrighted, we believe the use of this screenshot for critical commentary qualifies as fair use under U.S. copyright law. Any [...]
In 1980, John Boswell (d. 1994), Yale history professor and avowed homosexual gave “gays” a “sacred text” for legitimizing their behavior with publication of Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality. John Boswell (1947-1994). This photo* is available on several websites without copyright notice. We believe its use here in critical commentary qualifies as fair use under [...]
What do slavery, marriage, and homosexuality have to do with each other? “There was a time when society thought it was just fine to deny women the right to vote. And there was a time when slavery was accepted and segregation was the norm and we didn’t want anyone who wasn’t like us living on [...]
Feminism is no longer a prominent issue, not because it has gone away, but rather because it has triumphed to the point of being taken for granted.
In the Incarnation, does it make a difference whether the Father sends the Son or the Son sends the Father? Although most Christians would answer with a resounding “yes,” gender egalitarians, in their pursuit of radical equality between the sexes, appear to be suggesting otherwise. On the surface, connection of gender equality with the Trinity [...]
The nature of homosexuality is tightly coupled to the nature of God.
From a cultural warfare standpoint, the recently released Dakota Fanning movie Hounddog offers an opportunity to ask some clarifying questions . . . From left, actresses Penn and Fanning with director/screenwriter Deborah Kampmeierduring the Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 23 07.Copyrighted AP Photo. Use here in critical commentary is considered fair use.
Same-sex eroticism was common among elites in Greco-Roman times. Antinous was the male lover of the Emperor Hadrian. He drowned under suspicious circumstances while in Hadrian’s company.Some scholars believe Hadrian sacrificed his lover out of some dark religious motive.Hadrian later deified him. Antinous is a hero of the modern gay rights movement.
Boys are risk takers. Girls are risk-averse. The eyes of boys are adept at detecting motion. The eyes of girls are better at identification. Girls hear better than boys. Girls navigate by landmarks processed in the cerebrum. Boys navigate by a built-in compass located in the hippocampus. Young boys cannot articulate their emotions. Young girls [...]
According to Stanton and Maier, compassionate societies never create fatherless and motherless families … (my comments in parenthesis)
Some say marriage should be a matter of “choice.” Some say it is defined by “commitment.” Others say neither of these is adequate. Something more is needed.