Sexual Ethics

“We are preparing for the launch of a new Methodist church in the aftermath of General Conference 2020.”

"Wesleyan Covenant Association leaders say a breakup of The United Methodist Church is necessary and inevitable, and they want to be ready....'We see the Wesleyan Covenant Association as a bridge to this new church,” said the Rev. Keith Boyette, WCA president." - Church Leaders

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New Data Show “Gender-Affirming” Surgery Doesn’t Really Improve Mental Health. So Why Are the Study’s Authors Saying It Does?

"A new study appearing last month in the American Journal of Psychiatry concluded that 'gender-affirming' surgery is associated with reduced demand for subsequent mental health treatment.... even a cursory reading of the study itself tells a far less optimistic story" - Public Discourse

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Texas Gov Announces Investigation Into Custody Battle Over Boy’s Gender Transition

"Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Wednesday night that the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services are looking into a case involving a custody battle over a seven-year-old boy who is said to be transgender by his mother." - National Review

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Texas Judge vacates Obamacare rule forcing doctors to perform sex change surgeries

"U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor, an appointee of President George W. Bush, vacated a 2016 Obamacare mandate that critics feared could have forced faith-based doctors out of work if they refused to perform gender-transition procedures or abortions on patients referred to them." - Christian Post

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Conservative United Methodist group endorses 'amicable separation' over LGBT debate

"The Wesleyan Covenant Association released a statement last Thursday expressing their leadership’s support for the Indianapolis Plan for Amicable Separation, a proposal that will be considered at the UMC General Conference next year." - Christian Post

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Teacher’s Lawsuit Reflects Evangelical Educators’ Dilemma Over Transgender Pronouns

"When Virginia public school teacher Peter Vlaming cited his Christian faith as the reason he declined to reference a transgender student with new pronouns, a school administrator replied that his 'personal religious beliefs end at the school door.'" - Christianity Today

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A Biblical Teleological Argument for Identity, Sex, and Sexuality, Part 4

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Inherent Design View (Design Theology)

When we read culture through the lens of the Bible, rather than the Bible through the lens of culture, we often find clarity. Genesis 19 (when coupled with Jude 7) and Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 are all strongly negative toward same-sex activity. With forcefulness the Mosaic Law prohibits homosexual activity, however, in a literal grammatical-historical handling of Scriptures pertaining to the Mosaic Law, we must conclude that this was a conditional covenant exclusively for Israel, and that it was completely fulfilled in Christ, and now it serves the purpose as a tutor leading people to Christ.41 The Christian is not under the Mosaic Law in any way—not for justification, and not for sanctification. Further, the Mosaic Law is not ethically applicable to the church beyond the purpose spelled out expressly in Scripture.

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What is 'sex'? The Supreme Court must choose between the rule of law and the gender activists

"The court will hear oral arguments in a trio of cases together, the outcome of which will determine anti-discrimination law and the fate of gay and transgender rights throughout the entire country. Ultimately, the justices will have to decide between the policy preferences of left-wing activists and upholding the law as we know it." - W. Examiner

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