Ken Williams already has two strikes against him. He is a Christian pastor. He was gay at one time and found his way back to a heterosexual life and is now married with four kids. And he has a third strike against him as he fights legislation in California that could prevent counseling gays who want to explore the possibility of living as heterosexuals.More
A favored televisions series grows on the viewer. One relates to characters, often eventually seeing them as old friends. The end of a favorite series causes a period of mourning of sorts. Not like the loss of a loved on beloved pet, but there is a sense of mourning nevertheless. My wife made an interesting […]
This post presents a proposed paper on change in sexual orientation, based on two large, longitudinal studies of the U.S. population. It is a follow-up to my posts #2 and #5 of the same issue, but is substantially more detailed. My post #5 (here) demonstrated a change in homosexual orientation in adulthood of about 28% per […]
This is a follow-up to my post #2 on changes in rates of change in homosexual orientation. Here is a proposed paper on change in homosexual orientation, principally based on data from Mock 2011. More
This is the fourth in my series of posts, seeking to focus on factual issues relevant to the moral and policy debate regarding homosexuality. This has been a beneficial to my effort to think clearly, thus far, and I hope that it has been helpful for others. I also hope that my overall tone has […]
This is a follow-up to my two prior posts, Homosexuality Facts #1: Baby, You’re Not Born That Way (here) and Homosexuality Facts #2: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (here). This post addresses a point raised by Maj in response to my first post. The main conclusions of my first post were: More
The nature of homosexuality is a touchy subject, so many comments to Arizona Patriot’s first post on the topic understandably strayed from the narrow focus he intended. AP’s series so far concerns nature-vs-nurture explanations and supposed immutability. The more controversial aspect of such debates regards morality. You may debate that here. Someone raised the history […]
This is a follow-up to my prior post yesterday, Homosexuality Facts #1: Baby, You’re Not Born That Way. The prior posed addressed the state of scientific knowledge on the genetic component of homosexuality, if any. My prior post proposed to address a second question: Whether homosexuality is “immutable,” i.e. whether homosexuality can change, either on its […]
Are you paying attention? Have you been watching the Catholic Church wrestling with itself on being more relevant to the post-modernist world? In today’s Internet age, you have a ringside seat to this sad and sordid spectacle because news and commentary abound beyond what the talking heads or columnists in the mainstream media, who adore the current pope, will report.
To say that the barbarians are once more at the gates of Rome might be an insult to barbarians, many of whom may have had better family values and ethics than some of the despicable members of the Catholic clergy who have seduced and raped young boys, young girls, seminarians, conducted drug-fueled gay orgies in the shadow of St. Peter’s basilica, or who continue to maintain homosexual relationships with other priests or members of the laity without a worry that they will be reprimanded or defrocked; or other bishops and cardinals who have shielded and shuffled around the aforementioned pederasts, pedophiles, and rapists who then continued to prey on new victims in other parishes. No, the Roman Catholic Church is not suffering from an assault from an outside throng of barbarians running amok in Vatican City, rather it is under attack from demonic forces who wear clerical garb who are running amok within and spreading sin and heresy throughout the world in their wake.More
In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells us “Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil”. So why is it that Pope Francis puts out so many confusing statements? His latest has to do with the Chilean sexual abuse crisis. More
The post is expanding on a discussion in the comments on a thread about Corey Booker’s attack on Mike Pompeo’s religious beliefs. While there are sound arguments to be made that Mike Pompeo’s views on homosexuality are irrelevant to his confirmation, I couldn’t help but consider this a self-inflicted blunder on Pompeo’s part. As a […]
I’m not sure why it’s taken me this long to introduce the Ricochetti to the podcasts I produce. But in any case you have now been officially introduced. Here are the links to the latest episode of my show: More
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America have all crazy news today. They slam Pres. Obama for suggesting that Fox News being on in restaurants and bars is the reason Democrats fell short in 2016. They also unload on BuzzFeed for demanding to know whether popular HGTV hosts agree with their pastor about homosexuality being a sin – which leads to a bunch of fun tangents about HGTV in general. And they rip Democrats and the media for throwing a hissy fit about the Electoral College and even intimidating electors just weeks after clutching their pearls about Trump possibly not accepting the election results.More
Christians, let us continue to explore the boundaries of orthodoxy. Today’s topic is sexual immorality. Exodus 20: 14 “You shall not commit adultery. More
Rush has said many times that if there was ever the discovery of a “homosexual gene”, the left would become fiercely anti-abortion. They have no problem with abortion for selecting the sex of a baby, or for getting rid of babies who have Down’s Syndrome. Here we go: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/10/09/experts-caution-on-study-citing-method-to-predict-sexual-orientation/?intcmp=hplnws More
I found this Brietbart article fascinating. You can go to the article for the hyperlinked references. This week, YouGov released a poll questioning British people about their sexuality. The poll made headlines because nearly half of all 18-24 year olds said they were not fully heterosexual. More
Christianity is no longer permitted in Kentucky’s juvenile detention centers.
Chaplain David Wells was told he could either sign a state-mandated document promising to never tell inmates that homosexuality is “sinful” or else the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice would revoke his credentials … The Kentucky regulation clearly states that volunteers working with juveniles “shall not refer to juveniles by using derogatory language in a manner that conveys bias towards or hatred of the LGBTQI community. DJJ staff, volunteers, interns and contractors shall not imply or tell LGBTQI juveniles that they are abnormal, deviant, sinful or that they can or should change their sexual orientation or gender identity.”
Through the years on my blog, which covers issues of concern to the Christian church (writ large), I have occasionally touched on the hot-button issue of sexual orientation. Today I admit to finding myself increasingly reluctant to do so, because the topic has become such a lightning rod, and because I know so many people who are touched by this […]
You might get that impression if you just read the headlines and maybe some Facebook commentary. E.g., this headline: “Baylor University drops ‘homosexual acts’ from conduct rules.” But if you read the article, it turns out Baylor just dropped a list of prohibited acts from its policy–including homosexual acts, but also incest, adultery, and sexual assault–and now […]
I grew up reading comic books, as did my husband. Marvel is the universe I wanted to grow up to live in. The revival of the Marvel universe on film and TV has been a treat! I think this is why, despite great differences in our origins, we can relate so well to each other. We are both living in some variation of the Marvel universe.
The hubby and I just recently finished watching the Daredevil series. After I got over the initial shock of a brunette Matt, we ended up enjoying it quite a bit. One cannot keep up the complaints about Charlie Cox for long, after all. And I am looking forward to the remaining three series to be launched on Netflix — and remaining mum on the specifics of Daredevil for those who have yet to watch.More