Thursday, April 24, 2014

Content Tagged "homosexuality"

Update on Outrage


He appeared before the congregation again this past Sunday. He and members of the elders explained that he has been exonerated by their investigation. Among other things they spoke, with his permission, with people in the Courage group in whom he had confided. They can find no evidence that he has been living a secret sex life. They are satisfied that Pastor Brock is celibate, which is all we ask of any man dealing with this difficult problem.

Professor Fired for Teaching Catholic Belief in a Catholic Class

By Daniel Crandall Here’s yet another case of reality intruding where only the satirical newspaper, The Onion, once trod. An adjunct professor at the University of Illinois was fired for explaining Catholic beliefs concerning Natural Law to students enrolled in a class about Catholicism. [Professor Ken] Howell, who taught Introduction to Catholicism and Modern Catholic Thought, says he was fired at the end of the spring semester after sending an e-mail explaining some Catholic beliefs to his students preparing for an exam. What bit of pedagogy was so verboten that the University of Illinois could no longer abide Prof. Howell’s …continue reading

“House” and the Ontological Certitude of Sexual Orientation

This week’s episode of “House” dealt extensively with the topic of homosexuality, and in a thoroughly modern way. The consensus among American cultural elites is that one’s “sexual orientation” (a loaded relativistic modern term) is determined at conception. Like skin color it is immutable, and thus any attempt to “change” it is as unnatural as Michael Jackson’s skin was. And if anyone expresses any moral qualms about homosexuality, they are considered akin to a racist and a bigot. Fortunately, “House” often deals with contentious issues in a fairly nuanced way, and you could tell in this case the writers were …continue reading

‘I Am Proud to Be a Heterosexual Man’

I am proud to be a heterosexual man. This is something worth celebrating. Allowing myself to be seduced by fear and insecurity became a self-fulfilling prophecy of sabotage. Today I take full responsibility for my decisions and my actions. To keep this a secret from my public, as I did up until today, would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids were born with. These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t …continue reading

Homosexual Activists Attack Obama Supporter

A homosexual activism group has called on presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) to disassociate himself from a gospel singer who believes homosexual behavior is a choice and not a biological compulsion. Donnie McClurkin, who is scheduled to be among a group of gospel singers raising money for Obama at a concert in South Carolina this weekend, has drawn homosexual activists’ ire by saying, "Sexuality, everything is a matter of choice," as quoted by AP. The AP story quotes McClurkin as saying he disapproves of discrimination against homosexuals: "What people do in their bedrooms and who they are as human …continue reading

A Big Change in the Debate Over Homosexuality

There’s a fascinating article about the biology of sexuality, dealing particularly with questions of the level of choice in what has come to be called sexual orientation, that disputes the current pro-homosexual intellectual consensus on the issue, in the left-wing magazine Mother Jones, of all unlikely places.   What is most interesting about it is that the article strongly questions the premise that sexual orientation is decided by biology, and entirely rejects the notion that it is a matter purely of genetics. For the progressives to jettison that premise, of course, would be a big change indeed. The article’s author, …continue reading