Archive for the ‘Homosexuality & Same-Sex Marriage’ Category

Rainbow-White-HouseGiven the recent same sex marriage ruling (SCOTUS) by the Supreme Court, one cannot help but be amazed at the rapid pace with which this moral and sexual revolution has happened. However, I want to challenge the moral and logical foundation this movement is based upon. The LGBT movement, along with its societal and legal implications, is built upon arguments with shaky foundations and faulty logic. Those imposing their moral will on society seem more concerned with desires and feelings than rationality and moral absolutes.

Here are a few of the primary errors in thinking committed by the supporters of the LGBT movement. (more…)

Mental HealthThe Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders put out by the American Psychiatric Association attempts to categorize all mental disorders. Over the decades, this manual has grown in both size and scope. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 26% of the adult population suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder.[1] Americans are being diagnosed with mood disorder, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bi-polar disorder, and others. Not only are we being diagnosed with these disorders, but many are taking medications for them. Antidepressant use has increased by 400% in the last decade, making it the third most common prescription taken among adults.[2] While these statistics are alarming and the causes are many, particularly troubling is the naturalistic mindset that pervades the mental health field. (more…)

MarriageGovernments, broadly speaking, are institutions put in place by groups of people and ordained by God (cf. Rom. 13:1) to carry out certain functions unable to be fulfilled by the individual members of that group. Example functions of good government are as follows: carrying out justice, restraining evil, protection of God-given rights, public works projects, protection from foreign powers, etc. Although the American system of government was designed to be limited, there are certain roles it assumes to ensure the success and welfare of the country. One such role is the promotion, protection, and privileging of certain institutions, e.g. marriage and corporations. Both institutions play a pivotal role in the long-term social and economic welfare of America. (more…)

5844865Lady Gaga’s song, “Born This Way,” reached the top spot on the Billboard 100 charts in 2011, echoing the sentiments of America’s youth. Some of the lyrics go like this: “Rejoice and love yourself today, ’cause baby you were born this way, no matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I’m on the right track baby, I was born to survive.” The message of the culture is, “This is who I am. I was born this way. Don’t judge me for being me.” To be honest, this message possesses tremendous rhetorical force. So how have Christians responded to this idea? (more…)

Tolerance

Christians who disagree with homosexual behavior and same-sex marriage are often branded as intolerant and hateful. But is this a fair assessment? Well, possibly. Let’s first look at the definitions of these words and then compare them to Christian behavior. According to Dictionary.com, to tolerate is to “put up with” or “permit.” Tolerance presumes a disagreement but the willingness to put up with the other’s actions or views. Hate is defined “to feel intense dislike, extreme aversion, or extreme hostility.” Do Christians deserve these labels? Is intolerance or hate ever appropriate? (more…)

marriage-equalityProponents of same-sex marriage often complain they are denied equality – deprived of the same rights heterosexuals possess. This complaint is usually lodged against the opposition of legalized same-sex marriage and the benefits associated. Is this a just charge? Are homosexuals being denied constitutional rights because of their sexual preferences? No. As it stands, homosexuals have the same rights as every other U.S. citizen – they can marry any eligible member of the opposite sex. The reason this response will not satisfy the homosexual lies with his desire for an additional right, a right no other person has: the right to marry someone of the same sex. (more…)

time-men

The latest issue of Time Magazine tells the story of how in just two generations, same-sex marriage went from the unthinkable to reality – one of the fastest moral transformations in history. And with a Supreme Court decision on California’s Prop. 8 coming soon, the issue remains front and center. In light of this, I want to address and challenge a few assumptions often made in this controversy and hopefully provide some clear thinking on the issue. In this post I will cover the definition of marriage, and in subsequent posts I will discuss things like the government’s role in marriage, rights, are homosexuals born that way, etc. Most of this material can be found in a booklet form that you can download for free here.

According to the latest polls, over half of Americans are supportive of same-sex marriage, including our current president and vice-president. An even larger percentage of young Americans are in favor, ensuring a continuation of this trend for decades to come. But can marriage be redefined and reshaped to accommodate the preferences of culture? Is this an unalterable, natural institution or a mere social construction, subject to change at the whims of the majority? (more…)

Sexual Revolution Booklet

What does the Bible say about homosexuality? Did Jesus say anything about homosexuality? Should Christians concern themselves with the politics of same-sex marriage? Are Christians hateful and intolerant to the LGTB community? Did Jesus really say that we are not to judge? What is the government’s role in the same-sex marriage debate?

This booklet was written to help Christians develop a proper Christian response to homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

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Sexual Revolution Booklet

Jordan Tong