The Deafening Silence of the Black Church on Homosexual Marriage

The reason traditional (heterosexual) marriage receives certain civil benefits that non-traditional (homosexual) marriage does not, is because traditional marriage is the means by which families are, and have throughout the whole of time, been created and propagated and, consequently, earthly societies and cultures sustained. Marriage is first and foremost a spiritual union not a civil …

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Ray Rice Presents Feminists – and Feminism – With a Serious Conundrum

In reflecting on the latest developments involving now-former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, there is one demographic which, ironically, has remained noticeably silent on this issue: feminists. This is interesting to me personally because at the heart of feminism, particularly within its more extremist and radical elements, is the desire that women be treated more …

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Christianity With an Asterisk*

"Let Christ, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross that we may see and believe." - Mark 15:32a (ESV) The above comment was mockingly hurled at Jesus as He hung on the cross, having taken onto Himself the due penalty for the sins of the world. Theologically speaking, these words represent the second "I …

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Houston, Liberals Have a Problem

You know, whenever acts of mass violence occur, such as the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December or the stabbings today at Lone Star Community College in Houston, TX, it has become predictable for liberals to line up in front of the cameras and offer unsolicited commentary in the form of "We must..." …

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Same-Sex Marriage: Setting a Most Dangerous Precedent

Let me get right to the point. You cannot discuss marriage, regardless the persuasion (e.g. heterosexual, homosexual, etc.) without integrating God into the debate. You cannot. Why? Because marriage is not a man-made concept to begin with. This is underscored by the fact that arguments are being made today before the United States Supreme Court …

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The Heart (Literally) of Racism

In these days of heightened sensitivities and political correctness that has seemingly run amok, the term 'racist' is being thrown about as quickly as a child might say "Tag, you're it!" One can barely sneeze without being labeled as racist in one way or another. There is perhaps no greater (or, lesser, depending on your perspective) example of …

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On Black Pastors Who Support President Obama on Same-Sex Marriage

As I continue to study the reactions of black Christian pastors, and their congregants, to President Obama’s pronouncement earlier this month in support for same-sex marriage, I become more convinced of something I’ve feared for quite some time now – that within the “black church” there exists a doctrinal chasm the size of which you …

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