Potchefstroom Herald, South Africa
By Cheryl Botha
It keeps family and friends connected, assists in emergency situations, provides immediate feedback and has taken knowledge to a whole new level.
But there is no doubt that this techno-revolution tsunami also has a downside that has to be managed properly.
Hundreds of gobsmacked teens hung on Brad Huddleston’s every word during his brief visit to Potch last month. This Christian television and radio show producer is also an international evangelist with degrees in Computer Science and Bible. He spent a lot of time talking openly to high school learners about digital addiction.
“And I’m not only talking about porn and video games,” he says. “I am pro media, electronics and social media, but new research coming out of South Korea is very disturbing.”
Their government intervention was prompted by people like 15-year-old Kim Min-woo who started having memory problems and flunking tests that demanded concentration. He couldn’t even remember the access code to get into his own house. Doctors diagnosed early onset dementia brought on by intense exposure to digital technology. Since he was five, Kim had always been in front of a TV screen or computer. He is mad about computer games.
Today we are going to look at the issue of homosexuality. The Bible calls it sodomy. It doesn't matter what you call it, it is sexual sin just like adultery and fornication. God says that it is an abomination. Man can rename it and call it anything he wants, but it is still sexual sin.
We will be looking at what Islam teaches on this subject and how it deals with this sin. We will see that there is a bit of hypocrisy on this issue within Islam. We will see why we don't hear Islam speaking out and condemning homosexuality.
Before we look at homosexuality in Islam I would like to deal with homosexuality in America. We will soon hear from the Supreme Court on this issue. It is my hope that the Court will say that this is an issue that should not be dealt with by the federal government.
Dr. Michael Brown | BarbWire
To all those celebrating the transition of Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner, I have a word of warning: Be careful watch you wish for…transanity is coming.
You see, if gender is whatever you perceive it to be, then there is no way to limit or control what is coming.
I’m not just talking about things like Facebook’s 50 ways to describe your gender, including 10 different ways simultaneously, which turned out not to be enough, leading to the “fill in the blank” gender option.
I’m not even talking about things like gender neutral bathrooms and locker rooms, as misguided and harmful as those would be.
I’m talking about people who consider themselves gender fluid, to the point of their gender changing by the hour (or by the event they’re attending). Why not?
“We Will Not Be Silent About The Day of Silence”
The Virginia Christian Alliance urges parents to contact their children's schools to find out if their school is participating and to what degree. Parents, please call your school. Ask to speak to School Administrator. Be polite. If asked for the purpose of the call; say “I am a concerned parent.”
NOTE: The Day of Silence is not sponsored by the school but by the students so school administrator may try to quickly answer no. Try to ask all of the questions. If an administrator hesitates, that might mean a “yes”.
Remember to take some notes on responses you get so we can list the “YES”* schools.
Then contact our offices with this information so we can help track and document which schools are participating.
Virginia Christian Alliance, Office: (804) 261-1570 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about The Day of Sience, read Linda Harvey's article below.
John Jessup | CBN News
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- As a Vietnam War veteran, Roy Moore is no stranger to a fight. But today he's engaged in a battle of a different kind – one being waged in the courts.
Moore, Alabama's Supreme Court Chief Justice, is an ardent and outspoken supporter of traditional marriage.
His latest move stirred the debate into a frenzy, when he ordered Alabama's probate judges to stop granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples after U.S. District Court Judge Callie Grenade struck down the state's constitutional amendment upholding traditional marriage and preventing gays from taking their vows.
Dr. Lori Handrahan | BarbWire
In 1990, American University’s president, Richard Berendzen, was calling day cares seeking sex with children when he contacted Susan Eva Allen; a mother operating a home-based day care whose husband was a detective with Fairfax County Police Department. A search warrant was obtained.
Susan Allen recorded more than 30 hours of conversation with Berendzen. He asked Susan Allen if “she and her husband included their children in sex” and begged to have sex with Susan Allen’s children. He told her he masturbated while talking with her and offered to procure a child for her to use as a “sex slave.”
Matt Barber | Barbwire
We recently had a guest contributor at BarbWire.com link to an article that, to our disgust, calls for the “lawful execution” of homosexuals. It went unnoticed by our editors and was removed once discovered. As we fully expected, a handful of especially virulent homosexual and atheist bloggers had a heyday with it nonetheless. They implied, knowing full well that it wasn’t true, that Christians in general and BarbWire in particular want homosexuals executed.
Of course, Christians, as does the Christ to whom we belong, desire nothing of the sort. We want nothing short of eternal life for all humanity, including homosexuals. We are “not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (see 2 Peter 3:9).
Matt Barber | BarbWire
We are your fellow sinners and no better than you. We know this. We are saved from eternal torment, self-wrought, by the grace of Christ alone. If you are an unrepentant, “out and proud” homosexual practitioner, then you are not. It is our deepest prayer that you, too, will accept the free gift of eternal salvation, repent and “go and sin no more.”
The alternative is a living hell.
Let us be direct. According to the unequivocal moral precepts of biblical Christianity, explicit throughout both the Old and New Testaments, your homosexual behavior is sin. Sin is evil. Homosexual behavior is the central, defining characteristic of your counterfeit “gay marriage.” Therefore, “gay marriage” is evil. Christians are obligated to avoid sin – to “do no evil.” “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality. …” (1 Corinthians 6:9).
Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com) Friday, February 27, 2015
Wesleyan University, once a Christian school, is now offering campus housing for 15 different alternative sexualities, also known as “LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM.” It has a specific place for sadomasochists, but straight males looking to join a men-only fraternity are out of luck.
Named after the renowned 18th-century evangelical theologian John Wesley, Wesleyan University has long since adhered to Christian values on its Connecticut campus and is currently known as a secular academic institution.
.By Chris Thomas
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Two new bills that protect gay people in the work place are making progress at the state capitol, but not everyone is celebrating. The Virginia Christian Alliance is slamming the legislation that passed the Senate, and now heads to the House of Delegates.
"People should have the right not to hire immoral people," said Don Blake with the Virginia Christian Alliance.
Virginia senators just approved a bill that would prevent workplace discrimination against all public employees based on sexual orientation. Blake feels the bill is unfair to employers.
Matt Moore | Barbwire
I knew I was attracted to the same sex when I was seven — in some capacity, anyway. I don’t think it’s physiologically possible to truly feel sexual attraction at such a young age. But I knew there was a drawing in me toward the same gender – and drawing that was more than what some would say is “natural” or “normal.”
As I grew up in a rural Louisiana town and teenage hormones began to surge throughout my body, my drawing toward the same gender intensified — sexually and emotionally. While I was definitely not engulfed in the life of a church during my adolescence, I was raised in close enough proximity to religious things – and religious people – that I knew the Bible referenced to homosexuality as an abominable thing.
Jeff Allen | Barbwire
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is currently reviewing three same-sex “marriage” cases, including a lower court ruling by District Judge Martin Feldman, who became the first federal judge to exhibit proper judicial restraint when he unflinchingly rendered his legal decision in support of traditional marriage. Last September, Judge Feldman upheld Louisiana’s 2004 amendment to their constitution defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman which was overwhelmingly approved by 78% of voters in the Pelican State. The judge stated in his ruling, “Marriage is a legitimate concern of state law and policy, and that it may be rightly regulated because of what for centuries has been its role.” We can only hope that the 5th Circuit located in New Orleans will follow suit and affirm Feldman’s constitutionally aligned decision in support of the will of the people and the right of states – Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi – to protect and defend real marriage.
The legal proceedings associated with this crucial case have also facilitated in exposing the sordid underbelly of same-sex parenting. As the Washington Times reported, “Four adult children of ‘gay’ parents — acting as a ‘quartet of truth’ — have submitted briefs to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opposing same-sex ‘marriages,’ with several saying that growing up under the rainbow was neither normal nor pleasant.”
Dr. Michael Brown | BarbWire
The headline alone is painful to read: “Transgender teenager, 17, leaves heartbreaking suicide note blaming her Christian parents before walking in front of tractor trailer on highway.” The story itself is even more painful to read, while the loss of life is absolutely tragic.
Is there blood on the hands of these Christian parents?
What makes this story all the more heartrending is that the teenager, born Joshua Alcorn but who used the name Leelah to identify as a female, left a suicide note that was scheduled to be posted in the event of his death. (If you are a transgender advocate and are already furious with me for using the male pronoun for Joshua-Leelah, please hold your fury long enough to finish reading the article.)