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Via: FacebookIsaiah Smith

Bullied, gay student suspended after tearing pages from personal Bible

Monday, November 4, 2013
RICHLAND HILLS, Texas -- The American Humanist Association, an atheist rights advocacy organization, has sent a complaint letter to a Texas school district, claiming that administrators violated a student's First Amendment rights when they suspended him for tearing Bible pages in school. [ Read more → ]
Matthew Vines

Gay Christian preaches acceptance among conservative churches

Friday, September 20, 2013
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. -- A Kansas man whose online lecture about the Bible and same-sex relationships gained considerable attention has gathered about 50 Christians from around the country to delve into his belief that the Scriptures do not condemn homosexuality as a sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]

Iowa lawmakers threaten to withhold funding if school holds conference for LGBT youth

Friday, March 29, 2013
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Conservative state lawmakers threatened Thursday to withhold state funding for an Iowa community college if the school spends tax dollars on a conference for gay youths. [ Read more → ]

Mass. performing arts school takes heat for gay biblical play

Friday, March 8, 2013
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. — The head of a western Massachusetts charter school says a student production of a play that retells the biblical story of Genesis with gay characters will go on as planned despite objections from some who say it's offensive to Christians. [ Read more → ]
Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio: You homosexuals are sinners, but I don’t judge

Friday, December 7, 2012
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), already mentioned as a possible GOP presidential candidate for 2016, said he believes homosexuality is a sin, but that he does not "pass judgement." [ Read more → ]

Love is just as biblical as hate

Sunday, October 21, 2012
Never forget that the bible was used to justify the Crusades, the Inquisition, and burn heretics. It has been misused to persecute Jews, support Hitler, and fuel the Holocaust. In American history, the bible was used to promote the genocide of millions of native people, promote and justify racial slavery and more recently to fight integration, sustain Jim Crow, and deny millions their basic human rights. [ Read more → ]

‘Traditional Family Values’ — Which Traditions? Whose Families? What Values?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
For the past thirty years, the Bible has been so tightly intertwined into politics that we’ve been confused as to what makes up the Bible and what makes up a political platform. “Traditional family values” — what does this even mean? [ Read more → ]

What the Bible says — and doesn’t say — about marriage

Sunday, July 29, 2012
There’s a lot of talk about the biblical definition of marriage and the family; however, I can’t find where those terms are explained anywhere in the bible. Nonetheless, a careful reading of the Good Book provides some basic guidelines that clearly warrant some discussion... [ Read more → ]
Brian Johnson

Judge bans Wisconsin man from distributing Bibles inside Twin Cities pride festival

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- A federal judge ruled this week that an anti-gay activist could not distribute Bibles at Twin Cities Pride this month. [ Read more → ]

Mississippi lawmaker says he never endorsed that gays be ‘put to death’

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
A Mississippi lawmaker, who earlier this month invoked an Old Testament Bible passage on his Facebook page that calls for gays to be “put to death,” says he never endorsed the killing of gays, and that he and his family have received death threats after his comments were misinterpreted. [ Read more → ]

NOM’s Brian Brown calls out Dan Savage: ‘You name the time and place’

Saturday, May 5, 2012
National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown has challenged LGBT activist and "It Gets Better" founder Dan Savage to a duel -- or, a debate, at least -- and Savage has accepted. [ Read more → ]

Dan Savage and the truth about homosexuality and the Bible

Monday, April 30, 2012
People get bullied because of who they are: how they look and act, what they say and do. ... The people who walked out during Dan’s talk were not separated from their peers by anyone. They were content to do that themselves. They were not frightened or cowed. They were offended. ... And they were pleased to show their intolerance of Dan’s words by protesting against them in the manner they did. Theirs was not an act born of suffering. [ Read more → ]
Matthew Vines

The Bible and homosexuality, a Biblical presentation with Matthew Vines

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Matthew Vines attended a conservative Presbyterian church growing up. He excelled in school and went to Harvard in 2008, and in that less restrictive social and academic environment, Matthew came to understand and accept that he was gay. In conservative denominations, there are only a few options for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members: leave it all behind to possibly find a welcoming denomination, stay and hide out or submit to a reparative therapy program, or leave the church altogether. None of those seemed acceptable to Matthew... [ Read more → ]

Pat Robertson implores woman not to attend sister’s same-sex wedding

Friday, March 9, 2012
Today on the 700 Club, a woman asked Pat Robertson whether it was appropriate for her to serve as a bridesmaid or even attend her lesbian sister’s wedding to another woman, and if that breaks up the union between them, well... "tough luck." [ Read more → ]

‘Is Homosexuality a Sin?’ — What this question is really asking…

Sunday, October 23, 2011
What “Is homosexuality a sin?” really means—what anyone asking that question is really asking—is, “Are acts of homosexual sex sinful?” That’s the question to which the whole Christian debate about homosexuality invariably and necessarily boils down. [ Read more → ]

Bullies with Bibles, preachers and screechers descend upon Charlotte Pride

Saturday, September 3, 2011
One of the most severe forms of bullying is the misuse of the Word of God — with its intrinsic message of love — to try to coerce anyone to conform and worse, to do harm to people. [ Read more → ]

God does have a ‘better way’ — Don’t stand in the path of it

Friday, September 2, 2011
Be advised, you do not dictate the rules for God’s House of Worship. God does have a much better way. If you can't figure it out or understand it, get out of the way, because a revival is hitting the LGBT Christian community and more are navigating their way around your “repent or burn” banners... [ Read more → ]

How is being gay like gluing wings on a pig?

Sunday, August 28, 2011
Virtually all sins share a crucial, defining, common quality. Because that quality, which is present in every other imaginable sin, is utterly missing from being or acting gay, insisting on putting homosexuality into the same category as every other sin — or in the category of sin at all — is like gluing wings on a pig... [ Read more → ]
Rose Marie Belforti

New York’s vague new marriage licenses will lead to animal marriages

Sunday, August 21, 2011
The town clerk of Ledyard, N.Y. -- Rose Marie Belforti -- has finally responded to the controversy over her recent decision to not sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples, and wondered if there was another agenda that would result in allowing marriage between non-humans. [ Read more → ]

Come out of the woods, Christian soldiers: World War Gay has ended

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Unaware that their cause had been lost, a small number of Japanese soldiers deep in the jungles of the Philippines continued waging guerrilla warfare against an imaginary enemy years after World War II had ended. Via dropped pamphlets, newspapers left everywhere, and even relatives at... [ Read more → ]

What would Jesus do if invited to a gay wedding?

Sunday, August 14, 2011
I've recently been invited to a couple of gay weddings. So -- what with being Christian and all -- I asked myself the famous, "What would Jesus do?" (Which I don't too often ask myself, actually, since Jesus could, for instance, raise people from the... [ Read more → ]

Yielding to censorship: Missouri school bans books that are ‘contrary to the Bible’

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The school board in Republic, Missouri, voted 4-0 recently to ban Kurt Vonnegut’s novel “Slaughterhouse-Five” and another book, Sarah Ockler’s “Twenty Boy Summer,” after a local resident complained that the books teach ideas contrary to the Bible. [ Read more → ]

Sorry, Pat Robertson, but homosexuality was not the sin of Sodom

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
In response to New York marriage equality, post-mortem televangelist Pat Robertson has come out strong with a warning: America is defying God, and it could be facing his wrath, much like the ancient city of Sodom that the Bible alleges God destroyed with “fire and brimstone.” [ Read more → ]
Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow: Why is the Bible used to justify so much judgement in society?

Friday, June 10, 2011
In honor of LGBT Pride Month, actress-turned-lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow tackles the subject of homosexuality and the Bible. [ Read more → ]
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