Methodists Won’t Vote on Gay Marriage This Year After All
(UPDATE) With a narrow vote to pass same-sex questions to committee, Methodists band-aid over rumors of split.
100-plus proposals on what the United Methodist Church (UMC) should do about human sexuality—from deleting its Book of Discipline's stance that homosexuality is “incompatible with
The Bible Joins Fifty Shades Among Top 10 Most Challenged Books
Move over, 'Fun Home.' More people asked American schools and libraries to remove Scripture last year.
the only reason cited. The majority of listed reasons reference sex, be it sexually explicit content, homosexuality, or sex education. The ALA notes that
Bible on Demand: What 160 Million People Searched Scripture For in 2015
Bible Gateway offers year-end analysis of the most-popular verses and chapters, and whether anyone finished their Bible-in-a-year reading plans.
The weekend after the US Supreme Court's same-sex-marriage decision in June, searches for “homosexuality,” “abomination,” and “Sodom and Gomorrah” spiked. (So did “rainbow.”).
Morning Roundup 7/14/15
United Church Aids Palestinians; Post-Christendom; Ranking Religions Acceptance of SSM
coworker, classmate, teammate, etc.). Ranking religions on acceptance of homosexuality and reactions to SCOTUS ruling—Tobin Grant. Tobin Grant provides
Morning Roundup 7/27/15
Donald Trump's Faith; Burning Man 2015; Evangelicals and Gay Marriage
Evangelicals stand alone in their strong opposition to gay marriage in particular and to homosexuality more broadly. Most American Catholics support gay marriage.
An Embarrassing Week for Christians Sharing Fake News
Don't believe everything you read on the Internet. You embarrass us all when you do.
lawsuit. Just Google to see how many websites ran recent stories about a guy suing Bible publishers because the verses on homosexuality are offensive.
Morning Roundup 8/25/15
Influential Churches; Christians and Fake News; Creating Margin
A Michigan man was seeking $70 million from two Christian giants, claiming they — by publishing editions of the Bible referring to homosexuality as a sin — caused "me or anyone who
Bible Citation Costs Atlanta Fire Chief His Job
Galatians 5 versus 1 Corinthians 14: Mayor critiques Kelvin Cochran's publishing of his religious views on homosexuality.
Galatians 5 versus 1 Corinthians 14: Mayor critiques Kelvin Cochran's publishing of his religious views on homosexuality. Bible Citation Costs Atlanta Fire Chief His Job.
Morning Roundup 4/16/15
Gay Marriage; Reparative Therapy; On Being a Campus Pastor
Americans who say they have gay or lesbian friends are twice as likely to agree gay marriage should be legal. Fewer than half of Americans say homosexuality is sinful.
Morning Roundup 6/29/15
TEDS Gets Grant; Christian Denominations; Same-sex Marriage
Some pastors, however, now either minimize their preaching on the subject or speak of homosexuality in carefully contextualized sermons emphasizing that everyone is a sinner and