• Homosexuality •
April 15, 2004
Homosexual advocates have won a massive victory in the court of public opinion, and they won without even having to prove their case. Millions of Americans simply assume that science has “discovered” a genetic basis for homosexual attraction and behavior, and then assume that this would mean that homosexuality is just a predetermined trait. Of course, no genetic basis for homosexuality has ever been proved, and scientists are deeply divided over the very idea that homosexuality–or any human behavior–can be traced to our genetic structure.
April 14, 2004
Will legalization of same-sex marriage lead to the legalization of polygamy? Proponents of same-sex marriage dismiss the question, for if they ever did face it squarely, they would have to admit the truly radical nature of the case for homosexual marriage. The logic of the polygamy question is this–If marriage can now be homosexual as well as heterosexual, why must it be limited to two persons rather than three . . . or several? Proponents of same-sex marriages have dismissed this question as irresponsible, irrelevant, and inflammatory. The question is indeed controversial, but only because it demands to be answered. It is by no means irrelevant.
March 31, 2004
Developments in Massachusetts and Kentucky point to the probable shape of things to come in the same-sex marriage debate in America. As momentum towards homosexual marriage builds, defenders of traditional marriage are forming resistance movements to counter the tide, but with mixed success.
March 23, 2004
The trial of Rev. Karen Dammann will go down as one of the saddest chapters in the long history of Methodist Christianity. Her acquittal–which effectively undermines the order and teaching of the Methodist Church–indicates that mainline Protestantism is infected with a theological disease from which recovery is most unlikely.
March 22, 2004
The church’s engagement with the culture involves a host of issues, controversies, and decisions–but no issue defines our current cultural crisis as clearly as homosexuality. Some churches and denominations have capitulated to the demands of the homosexual rights movement, and now accept homosexuality as a fully valid lifestyle. Other denominations are tottering on the brink, and without a massive conservative resistance, they are almost certain to abandon biblical truth and bless what the Bible condemns.
March 11, 2004
When the editors of Baylor University’s student newspaper, The Baylor Lariat, published an editorial endorsing same-sex marriage, they set loose a controversy that offers considerable insight into the current student generation’s thinking on moral issues. Likewise, the controversy also brought out all the predictable battle lines of academic conflict.
March 10, 2004
Baylor University has had its share of troubles over the last year as faculty have attempted to topple the administration of Robert B. Sloan, Jr., even as the university was reeling from a scandal involving its basketball program. That sports scandal made headlines all over the world and was precisely the kind of publicity any university would dread. Added to all this, Baylor now faces controversy over the issue of same-sex marriage–a controversy precipitated by an editorial published in the university’s student newspaper, The Baylor Lariat.
February 27, 2004
Most Americans may know Rosie O’Donnell as a comedienne, but there’s nothing remotely funny about her tirade against President Bush and her crusade for gay marriage. Just two days after the President called for a constitutional amendment to defend marriage as a union of a man and a woman, O’Donnell and her lesbian partner were “married” in San Francisco.
February 17, 2004
San Francisco’s City Hall is one of the city’s landmarks–even if it is a bit pretentious for a city its size. The building resembles something like an imperial palace, and San Francisco’s new mayor, Gavin Newsom must suffer under a delusion that he holds imperial power. Last week, Mayor Newsom acted in violation of California law to grant same-sex marriage licenses in the name of gay liberation. By the end of the weekend, over six hundred homosexual couples had received marriage licenses in San Francisco and had been “married” in hastily arranged ceremonies.
February 2, 2004
Jewel Graham has started a wildfire. A student at Indiana’s Butler University, Jewel serves as a columnist for Dawgnet, the university’s on-line student newspaper. A recent column put Jewel right in the middle of the culture war.
January 27, 2004
“Move over, Ellen DeGeneres, and make way for the younger girls.” That’s the opening line in a recent article by Laura Sessions Stepp that recently appeared in the Washington Post. In “Bisexuality Goes Trendy,” Stepp argues that bisexuality has now become chic among teenage girls.
January 22, 2004
Former General Wesley Clark is joining the metrosexual revolution, posing for the cover of the nation’s most influential homosexual magazine wearing a white tee-shirt and a black jacket. The February 3, 2004 edition of The Advocate features a major interview with Clark, considered a top-tier candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. The cover quotes Clark staking his claim for the homosexual vote: “I’m the one person who can bring gay issues forward. And I will.”