106 results for 'gay'
...would overwhelm the lasting impact of the millions of chickens.
And perhaps someone's hunger of a different kind would end.
We need to realize that those in pain around us -- wounded deeply by the sexual brokenness they bear -- often care very little about same-sex marriage or gay rights. They want peace and they want freedom and the change that doesn't come from breaking a $20 bill for a combo meal.
And our riches we withhold; our energy we curtail until a cultural and social experiment peaks our interests and we spring into action. It was a good thing, but it is... (more)
...here is "change." Obviously, some changes are inevitable despite us and some changes are achievable because of us. Some are desirable and some are not. Some we run screaming from in darkest dread and others we dash into with our arms open wide, laughing joyfully.The "controversy" surrounding ex-gay ministries in recent months distresses me because it calls into question the definition of "change" as it relates to a person -- man or woman -- who desires, based on Christian faith, to leave homosexuality behind; to change. Yes, there are other major arguments being played out upon the... (more)
At the age of 5, I knew in my heart that my son was gay. There were little tale tale signs, mostly...but I guess a mother just seems to sense things about their children in that innate, deep-down way. I resolved to raise him in a manner that he could figure things out by himself. I did not lead him in one direction or another. I simply let him be who he was going to be.
He was a shy child, having mostly female friends and not playing with very many boys. I speculated over that quite a bit. Was it because he was attracted to them at such a young age and did not know how... (more)
...takes its toll and we throw ourselves into a "where-do-we-go-from-here" panic.
We need to turn back.
As we stand on the brink of a blinding enlightenment that wipes out truth in its warm glow -- embracing same-sex marriage, preparing toddlers for transgendering, celebrating gayness as if it were the true intent now just revealed -- look to the left and the right and see who is holding our hands and taking note.
An emerging generation which will not have to confront confusion and seek answers to the questions that should plague them. It is a perversion of "all is ... (more)
So, traditional marriage is now dead. Because the President said he is personally in support of the rights of gay people to get married. So, I wonder who he will be forced into a gay marriage with? And what about poor Michelle? Who will she be forced to marry, do you think? The real shocker will be what will Billy Graham, and Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum, and Chet Ubetcha be forced to do on their Gay Wedding Nights? Now that traditional marriage has been blown assunder, all those bridal shops are going to have to start supersizing their gown collections, that's for sure! I shudder to think... (more)
Well, here we are, and much earlier in the election season than one usually expects it. I am talking about the pointless distractions, of course. Everyone is getting their pantaloons in a snit over whether The Prez does or does not back gay marriage (and all this time, I'd been going on the assumption marriage was supposed to be a gay affair for all concerned. My bad!) But whether one believes that marriage is a right or a mere tradition is really of little concern. Whether we keep adding new jobs? Big concern. Whether we manage to get through the next year without new hostilities breaking... (more)
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-21
While I don’t comprehend fully why some things happen, and some don’t, I do believe God is always with me, even in those moments when the grey claims the day, and the bleak overwhelms the week, just as much as on the days where... (more)
...a desire to be Christlike, that we would not look so personally at the sins of others, as if they bear them only to plague us. Yet, here we are, decades down a road He laid out for us and we're still ignoring the bodies by the roadside. We're so focused on those who proclaim their pride in their gayness that we miss those who want to forego all pride and proclaim freedom. Dear Christian: "You're scaring them to death . . . or ignoring them to tears."
I know . . . it's not your fault they fell into sin and "choose" to stay there.
But you know . . . it may not be their fault... (more)
What do the gay people in your church look like? Do you spot them by their flamboyant clothing . . . their mannerisms . . . their declarations?
When a brother or sister in your church came to you to ask you for your help and support in their personal struggle against homosexuality . . . what did you do to walk with them? How did you respond the last time this happened to you?
“Oh . . . we don’t have that problem in our church,” you say?
If you are a typical church, you do.
Statistics show that one out of every five church members has a family member or close friend... (more)
God is not human, that he should lie,
not a human being, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise and not fulfill?
-- Numbers 23:19
Rinse and repeat?
For too many people, life has become an extended game of playground freeze tag. There they stand, scattered around like trees in winter, fixed and flash-frozen either as they have been proclaimed to be by someone more righteous, or as they in their brokenness project themselves to be,... (more)