(Re)Defining American Religious Liberty

(Re)Defining American Religious Liberty

Once again, religious liberty is in the crossfire. The firing of Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran over his personal views on homosexuality has reignited the debate about religious vs. sexual liberty. But who defines freedom and its limitations? Has religious liberty become a relic of the past? Has it become a “myth,” an “impossibility,” or a “trag

“Gay Gene” and Transgender Surgery Lack Scientific Backing

“Gay Gene” and Transgender Surgery Lack Scientific Backing

Besides Biblical reasons against homosexuality (Genesis 19:1-11; Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; etc), there are appears to be no conclusive evidence for the existence of the so-called “gay gene.” Earlier this year, the gay-friendly newspaper The Guardian reported on the latest findings of a study by psychologist Micha

Are You Peculiar? From Homosexuality to Holiness

Are You Peculiar? From Homosexuality to Holiness

Do Christians have the easy road? Some seem to think that because they believe in God, life will be smooth sailing. Actually, those choosing to live according to God’s perfect plan will face many trials and perplexities here on earth. The Christian way will not be popular or free from challenges. However, we have not known a time in earth’s recent

Judge Upholds Ban on Same-sex Marriage in Louisiana

Judge Upholds Ban on Same-sex Marriage in Louisiana

In the wake of the United States v. Windsor case where the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last year, there have been “21 consecutive federal court decisions finding that same-sex marriage bans were unconstitutional.”  Breaking with this trend, U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman upheld Louisiana’s ban on s

Religious Liberty Threatened by Obama’s LGBT Executive Order

Religious Liberty Threatened by Obama’s LGBT Executive Order

Despite the “Employee Non-Discriminative Act” being before Congress, President Obama signed an executive order this Monday prohibiting organizations with federal contracts from  discriminating against persons of the LGBT community.  Whereas the bill before Congress includes an exemption for religious organizations, Obama’s LGBT executive order does