Duke University’s student government rejects Young Life over LGBTQ policies

The Young Life policy states: “We do not in any way wish to exclude persons who engage in sexual misconduct or who practice a homosexual lifestyle from being recipients of ministry of God’s grace and mercy as expressed in Jesus Christ. We do, however, believe that such persons are not to serve as staff or volunteers in the mission and work of Young Life.” - RNS

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UMC finds improper voting at General Conference on LGBT issues; may affect result of disaffiliation measure

"In February... the delegates voted to uphold the denomination’s stance labeling homosexuality “'ncompatible with Christian teaching' .... Another measure passed at the special session was Petition 90066, which allowed for a more gracious dismissal for congregations opposed to the UMC’s official position." - Christian Post

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Conference Disinvites Bible-Believing Speaker to Create ‘Safe Space for Everyone’

"The Circles Conference announced this week that David Roark, the communications and resources director at The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas [Pastored by Matt Chandler], would not be speaking at its conference Sept. 18-20 in Richardson, Texas." - Christian Headlines

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The Overreach of LGBTQ Activism

" do progressives square [their bleak view of capitalism] with LGBTQ activism? Big Pharma has a significant monetary interest in transgender transition treatments ... that make patients dependent on cross-sex hormones for life. In Buying Gay, the historian David K. Johnson makes a convincing case that the gay political movement was the direct result of consumer capitalism." - National Review 

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8 Things Christians Should Know About LGBTQ Issues

Recently, a young woman who grew up in the church where I serve as a pastor declared she is “pan-sexual.” This particular badge of sexual self-identity was new to me, but because the moral ethos in the Olympia-Tacoma-Seattle corridor of Washington State is slightly left of Stalin, it wasn’t too surprising. For some time, I’ve been planning to address homosexual and transgender issues in two or three sermons. This “pan-sexual” declaration has accelerated my plans.

When I prepare topical sermons, I’m fond of structuring them around a series of propositions (“** things you need to know about the Holy Spirit, the Trinity, homosexuality ,” etc.). So, to that end, here are eight foundational things I believe evangelical Christians need to know about LGBTQ issue. This is not an academic article, and each point here could be expanded greatly. Instead, this is essentially a very rough draft of a sermon I’ll deliver later this Summer.  

1. We’re all broken sexually

In a generic sense, every one of us is born as a criminal in God’s universe (Eph 2:1-3). We’re broken, and Jesus is the only One who can put us back together. This brokenness shows up in every area of our lives. It especially shows up in our sexual appetites and relationships. We’re broken sexually, just like we’re broken everywhere else.

So, we need to acknowledge that we’re sexually broken people. This brokenness isn’t what God wants and isn’t what God intends. When God brings someone into His family, He gradually reforms his sexual impulses and every other area of his life. 

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Masterpiece Cakeshop Owner Sued Again after Refusing to Bake ‘Gender Transition’ Cake

"Autumn Scardina, a transgender Colorado woman, filed a civil suit against Phillips on Wednesday over his refusal to bake her a cake that was to be blue on the outside and pink on the inside in celebration of her transition." - N. Reivew

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