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  • Pastor Rob Bell Grows Frustrated Amid Questions on 'Sinfulness' of Homosexuality

    05/07/2013 8:34:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/07/2013 | Nicola Menzie
    Former megachurch pastor Rob Bell appeared in a recent radio discussion with Christian British minister Andrew Wilson to discuss his new book, What We Talk About When We Talk About God, and grew frustrated when pressed by Wilson to explain his theological reasons for affirming homosexuality and same-sex relationships. Bell and Wilson appeared on the U.K. faith debate program "Unbelievable?" hosted by Justin Brierley on Premier Christian Radio. Wilson is a published theologian and elder at Kings Church in Eastbourne, East Sussex. The men, moderated by Brierley, started the discussion by debating various issues during the hour-plus program, but it...
  • Keynes Was Gay -- Not That There's Anything Wrong With That

    05/05/2013 1:31:51 PM PDT · by Yardstick · 41 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 4, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "There’s a brouhaha a-brewin’ over comments by Niall Ferguson at an investor conference. Ferguson suggested that because John Maynard Keynes was gay, effete, and childless he might have lacked concern for posterity. After all, Keynes famously proclaimed ”in the long run we’re all dead.” In a nigh-upon hysterical and terribly written item, Tom Kostigen of Financial Advisor says Ferguson took “gay-bashing to new heights.” He adds, “Apparently, in Ferguson’s world, if you are gay or childless, you cannot care about future generations nor society.”  Now, I don’t know exactly what Ferguson said, and I don’t trust Kostigen’s version of events either. There are few full quotes and virtually...
  • Why Jason Collins is Not the New Jackie Robinson

    05/05/2013 10:32:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/04/2013 | Michael Brown
    As expected, the media has crowned Jason Collins, the first openly gay NBA player, the new Jackie Robinson, and the Human Rights Campaign has called Collins a “hero for our own times.” His actions were deemed worthy of a personal phone call from President Obama, who told Collins that he “couldn’t be prouder.” Without disparaging Collins personally (I understand he had a great reputation among his teammates), here are some reasons why he is absolutely not the new Jackie Robinson. When Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947, there were no black equivalents of prominent and influential gays and lesbians...
  • Nigel Evans: (UK) Deputy Speaker accused of rape will stand aside from Queen's Speech duties

    05/05/2013 9:42:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 4 replies
    (UK) Telegraph ^ | May 5, 2013 | Rowena Mason
    Nigel Evans, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, will stand aside from his ceremonial role in the Queen's Speech after he was arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault. Mr Evans, who strongly denies the allegations, asked the Speaker to be excused from chairing the event taking place on Wednesday. The MP for Ribble Valley will not resign from his job and has received the backing of a number of fellow MPs. However, Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, suggested it would be "difficult" for him to carry on in such a high-profile role while under such scrutiny....
  • Golfer Bubba Watson Respects Jason Collins but Believes 'Being Gay Is Sin'

    05/05/2013 8:54:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/04/2013 | Anugrah Kumar
    Golfer Bubba Watson said he supported Christian ESPN analyst Chris Broussard's statement that NBA player Jason Collins' announcement about being gay is open rebellion against God. At the same time, he respects "anybody that's gay" while believing that homosexuality is a sin according to the Bible. "The Bible says you're not supposed to be gay, and so I never downed Jason," Watson told Golfweek, referring to his tweet this week, which said "Thanks @Chris_Broussard for sharing your faith & the bible!! #GodIsGood." During a segment on "Outside the Lines," Broussard said Tuesday that as a Christian he does not agree...
  • Gov. Rick Perry to Join 'Stand With Scouts Sunday' to Support Ban on Gay Membership

    05/05/2013 8:50:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/05/2013 | Melissa Barnhart
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be among the speakers at the "Stand with Scouts Sunday" nationwide simulcast event to support Boy Scouts of America's membership policies on homosexuality. Perry, a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, will be joined by Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, the organization that's hosting the Stand with Scouts Sunday event, along with John Stemberger, Eagle Scout and founder of OnMyHonor.Net, a coalition of BSA parents and scouting leaders, who are asking members of the national council to vote "No" on the BSA's resolution to lift the ban on openly gay membership....
  • NBA's Jason Collins: 'Gay' superhero!

    05/04/2013 12:56:26 PM PDT · by jimluke01 · 17 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Matt Barber
    So I guess you’ve heard. Fading, 34 year-old NBA free agent Jason Collins has been declared a hero for publicly announcing that he digs dudes. Well, it’s about time! Used to be all a guy had to do was die at Omaha Beach or some other such nonsense. The Imperialist USA is finally seeing some major progress. What callous soul wouldn’t be moved by this youngish man’s gallantry? Who wouldn’t shudder at his sacrifice? Merriam-Webster’s defines courage as “mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.” Think of it. Just as his middling basketball career...
  • Dr. Phil's Intolerance for the Ex-Gay Community

    05/02/2013 7:26:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/30/2013 | By Christopher Doyle
    On April 1, 2013 Dr. Phil aired a show titled: "Shocking Mom Revelations." As a part of this episode, he interviewed a mother whose daughter identified as a lesbian. During the episode, the mother shared about her disapproval of her daughter's "lifestyle choice" and expressed a desire for her daughter to see a counselor to get help in exploring her same-sex attraction. In shockingly un-therapeutic fashion, Dr. Phil flat-out shut the mother's opinion down, along with her Christian values, in favor for the simple explanation that "this is who her daughter is" and she should just accept it. Below is...
  • Group Won't Verify Claim Over 20,000 Christians Want ESPN to Suspend Broussard for 'Gay Bashing'

    05/02/2013 7:16:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/02/2013 | By Leonardo Blair
    Faithful America refused on Thursday to verify a claim that it had collected signatures from more than 20,000 Christians petitioning ESPN to suspend sports analyst Chris Broussard for what they feel are "hateful" comments towards NBA player Jason Collins who recently revealed he is gay. Collins announced in a Sports Illustrated article on Monday that he was a gay man who took his faith in Jesus Christ seriously. In a later interview on ESPN's "Outside the Lines"show, however, Broussard – who is a practicing Christian – said Collins' position was inconsistent with biblical teachings. "Personally, I don't believe that you...
  • Is America Nasty and Homophobic?

    05/02/2013 3:59:43 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 44 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 01, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, former Washington Wizards center Jason Collins revealed to the world that he is gay, prompting a complete media meltdown. Collins appeared on Good Morning America; he made the cover of Sports Illustrated; he became the lead on Huffington Post. The president of the United States congratulated him at a press conference, and the former president of the United States congratulated him via Twitter. So did the first lady, the commissioner of the National Basketball Association and a bevy of pundits and athletes across the spectrum. Which leaves one question: What's the big deal? Tennis star Martina Navratilova, the...
  • Boy Scouts of America Survey: 61% Support Current Policy of Excluding Homosexuals

    05/02/2013 3:36:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 05/02/2013 | Penny Starr
    The results of a Boy Scouts of America (BSA) survey shows that a majority of members support keeping in place the policy that prohibits homosexuals from joining or leading the organization. Ahead of a May 23 vote on whether to change its policies to allow openly homosexual scout members and/or gay scout leaders, the BSA has provided CNSNews with the results of survey conducted in February of BSA members, parents, donors and other interested parties. The survey’s executive summary describes it as “the most comprehensive listing exercise in [BSA] history.” The survey shows that of the 200,000 adult members who...
  • Jason Collins Isn't A Hero, Hes A Liar & A Fraud! Here's Why! (Video)

    05/01/2013 4:02:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 28 replies ^ | 5-1-2013 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Not Safe For Work (some foul language) - Full title - "Jason Collins Isn't A Hero, Hes A Liar & A Fraud! Here's Why! Pt 1 (1st Openly Gay NBA Player)" The woman who was once engaged to NBA star Jason Collins says she had NO CLUE he was gay at the time of their relationship ... in fact, she only found out last weekend ... and she was floored. Carolyn Moos (who played a few seasons in the WNBA) dated Collins for seven years and was engaged to him until they broke up in 2009 ... after Collins pulled...
  • Athletes Out Of The Closet But Prejudice Lingers

    05/01/2013 3:51:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    France 24 ^ | May 1,2013 | AFP
    AFP - US basketball player Jason Collins joins a growing list of athletes to publicly declare their homosexuality but fear and suspicion remain, notably in the "world game" of football, about gay players, despite changing social attitudes and initiatives to combat homophobia.
  • Washington Post Column: Jason Collins’s religious critics need to practice what they preach

    04/30/2013 7:27:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/30/2013 | Mike Wise
    With Jason Collins clearing one of big-time team sports’ last barriers to equality, it’s time to extend an olive branch to some of the other people who also came out Monday: Let’s give it up for the heterosexual religious zealots, some of whom let us know their true, authentic selves. It takes a lot of Old Testament moral certainty to have such strong conviction against a 7-foot NBA journeyman’s sexuality, especially after Collins had the guts to become the first active male athlete in a major team sport to say he’s gay — which, by the way, is so universally...
  • Paul Ryan Supports Gay Adoption, But Not Marriage

    04/30/2013 5:33:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 308 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 4/30/2013 | Meredith Shiner
    Former GOP vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., now supports the rights of gay Americans to adopt children, though he still believes marriage “is between a man and a woman.” In a town hall meeting with constituents in Wisconsin on Monday, the House Budget Committee chairman said he has changed his mind on the adoption issue, even though his opinions on other aspects of gay rights have remained unchanged. To date, two Republican senators — Rob Portman of Ohio, who had been in the mix for Mitt Romney’s No. 2 spot, and Mark S. Kirk of Illinois — have...
  • A Homophobic Nightmare (But the dream turned out to be true!!)

    04/30/2013 12:24:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/30/2013 | Michael Brown
    I had a disturbing dream last night. I guess you could call it a homophobic nightmare. The fact is, wherever I turned in the dream, from McDonald’s to ESPN, charges of “homophobia” and “transphobia” were flying. First I dreamed that I was sitting at McDonald’s with our two granddaughters, aged 12 and 6, and they needed to use the bathroom. “Go ahead kids,” I said. “I can see you from here.” Off they went, under my watchful eyes, the older girl holding the younger girl’s hand, until they disappeared into the ladies room. But seconds later, they came running...
  • Ideally, Jason Collins shouldn’t be news

    04/30/2013 8:08:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/30/2013 | Philip Klein
    It’s the Monday after the NFL draft and the NBA playoffs are in full swing. But today, Jason Collins, a journeyman basketball payer who averaged just over 1 point per game in the past season, is the leading sports story. The reason is that Collins declared himself the first openly gay male athlete in a major American team sport. The announcement garnered an outpouring of support, as admirers praised Collins for being willing to come out as gay in a field in which homosexuality has been particularly stigmatized. Others didn’t think Collins' announcement should be much of a story. I...
  • Tim Tebow, Jason Collins and the culture war (Who is now considered "controversial"?)

    04/30/2013 7:12:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/30/2013 | Matt C. Abbott
    Two sports stories made headlines yesterday: The New York Jets released openly Christian quarterback Tim Tebow, and NBA player Jason Collins came out of the closet, making him the first active, openly gay professional athlete in the four major U.S. sports (basketball, football, baseball and hockey). It's not surprising to hear of Tebow's release; he rarely played for the Jets, was seldom used at all, and ended up being their third-string quarterback. I'm certainly no sports analyst, but it seems to me that he really wasn't given much of a chance in New York, especially considering that starting quarterback Mark...
  • NBA center Jason Collins becomes first openly gay active player in major U.S. sport

    04/29/2013 11:24:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 167 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/29/2013 | AllahPundit
    Two weeks ago we were writing about a terrorist attack, today we’re writing about gay basketball players. A blogger’s life for me, my friends.Easy prediction: 75 percent of the public will be casually supportive or casually disapproving but either way almost entirely indifferent. Fifteen percent, including lots of pols, celebrities, and the media, will support him enthusiastically. The other 10 percent will hassle him on the court or from the stands either because they dislike gays or just to spite the 15 percent of “opinion leaders” on the other side. Collins will get a standing O at his first home...
  • NFL punter Chris favor of gay marriage says he now believes he may lose his job

    04/29/2013 7:58:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 28, 2013 | Staff
    Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, who has repeatedly spoken out in favor of same-sex marriage, says he now worries that his career with the team may be on the line. On Sunday, Kluwe said he is starting to sense that rumors surrounding whether or not he will be released from the team will soon become ‘distractions.’ ‘It’s a shame that in a league with players given multiple second chances after arrests, including felony arrests, that speaking out on human rights has a chance of getting you cut,’ Kluwe told NBC’s Pro Football Talk via text message.