Over the years, lifestyle categories have been created for the purpose of arguing for “rights”. These categories were initially built around certain behaviors between members of the same sex. But regardless, a lifestyle category is not a behavior.
As the late Christian minister and author Tony Campolo pointed out, a distinction must be made between the “gay” lifestyle and the particular behaviors prohibited by Scripture. A person may choose to live a “gay” cultural lifestyle, but may also choose to not practice Biblically prohibited homosexual behaviors.
(Though I would disagree with Mr. Campolo on a number of issues, he did have a valid point when noting that Scripture prohibits certain behaviors, regardless of whether they are tied to any particular modern-day lifestyle.)
And now it looks as if the Pope and Vatican have finally gotten their statement right, if it is still their official position:
“Although Pope Francis in a March 5 interview seemed to leave open the possibility of approval for same-sex civil unions, the official teaching of the Catholic Church, from the Catechism, says that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered” and “under no circumstances can they be approved.” “ (click here)
Indeed, in a prior post here I have argued that homosexual behavior is not only prohibited by the Bible (God’s Word) but that it represents a disability in the sense of being a self-defeating reproductive behavior which undermines the survival of humankind.
(Note that my use of the term “disability” in this context has no relevance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) legalities.)
“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has verbally informed the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) that the Romeike family, German homeschoolers who sought legal asylum in the United States, has been granted indefinite deferred action status, which means that the order for their removal from the United States will not be acted upon.” click here
This type of tyranny is simply unacceptable. Out of the kindness of DHS they are letting the family stay for now, but they would throw them out if they could get away with it. The Obama administration is now posturing the legal status of the Romeike family against the legal status of illegal aliens. The two situations are entirely different, but look to Obama to try to make political hay out of this.
“In a Feb. 27 commentary in the liberal Huffington Post, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards claims that states’ efforts to protect the religious rights of citizens is really about “taking away birth control.”
“With the debate over the Arizona bill during the last few days, folks across the country have gotten a preview of this extreme agenda, and they don’t like what they see,” Richards wrote. “It’s clear that this isn’t about religious liberties.” Click here
This comment is complete nonsense. It is clear that Ms. Richards does not like what she sees as more and more abortion clinics close and nurses who work in the remaining clinics come to their senses, quit, and find other jobs.
Mrs. Richards has reached the point of issuing Goebbels-style propaganda.
“The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a German family seeking asylum in the United States because their home country does not allow home-schooling. The justices rejected an appeal from Uwe and Hannelore Romeike, who claim the German government is persecuting them because they want to raise their children in accordance with their Christian beliefs. ” click here
It will definitely take more than a name change. We must start by throwing it out.
“It might take more than a name change to quell parental anger at Common Core, the controversial national education standards adopted by all but four states.” click here
“A coalition of pro-family and traditional values groups sent a letter yesterday to Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director James Comey asking that the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations to stop using the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a resource and authority on hate crimes.” (click here)
Very informative….and entertaining.