Category Archives: gay rights

He couldn’t have won the award now named after him!:

Princeton Theological Seminary just reversed the decision to recognize Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian in Manhattan, for his church-planting and public witness.

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An Unlikely View…a Different Review on Beauty and the Beast

This movie was not created to be a catalyst for the gospel. It was not designed with an agenda to lead people to the cross or challenge them in their walk with the Lord…and yet that is exactly what our family took away. Was there sin in the movie – yes. There was a hateful man that treated women and men like the dirt beneath his feet, who lied, who abused, who lifted himself above everyone else. There was the inclusion of magic, of prejudice, the belittling of women, the hint of homosexuality, the abuse of the elderly, the worship of idols to name just a few. Not a one of these sins greater than the next; not a one less ungodly than the the other. None of them so blatant – all just a piece of the tapestry of the film. As a mama, I had a choice. I could have pointed out all of these things to my children before going into the theater.I could have painted a picture of hating all of these things and they would have watched the movie through that lens – absolutely. Instead, I asked them to view with God in mind. They did observe those same things, these sinful moments, but with the perspective of God in mind they viewed them with a broken heart, from a place of understanding our need for Jesus in this world. My little girl hopeful that she too would come to a place where she trusted the hope that is in Jesus – that she doesn’t have to be a ‘beast ‘ forever. My oldest challenged in his faith, strengthened in his walk. Their mama moved beyond what she can adequately express.

( Billy’s thoughts – Read the rest of this thought provoking post. )

The power of a story 

Listen to a commentary here.

Was Franklin Graham Right to Call for a Disney Boycott?

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A different approach to Disney’s live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast.” ( for some families this might be the way to go ) 

A new, predictable twist to an old tale. I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.
If you have daughters like I do, you can’t not know about the upcoming release of Disney’s live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast.”
And like me, you probably groaned at the “big news” that the film will contain Disney’s first-ever openly gay moment.
Now, my first reaction was, “Really? In a kid’s movie?” But of course. That’s the point.
The LGBT movement knows very well that culture has the power to make what used to be unthinkable seem so, well, normal. Gay moments (like Seinfeld’s “not that there is anything wrong with that”) accomplish this.
I fully get those who say they’re not going to let their kids be exposed to yet another attempt to normalize the gay lifestyle.
I’m going to take a different approach. We’re going to watch the movie, but instead of hoping my daughters miss the moment, we’re going to point it out to them and then have a conversation. After all, we’ll be confronting real-life moments soon enough just walking down the street right here in Colorado Springs. We might as well be ready.

Walt Disney would be turning over in his grave, if he could 

Most of the time feel boycotts should be the last thing people of faith, along with those who believe in traditional values should do. When you boycott your voice at the place you boycott is no longer heard.However in the case of Disney it just might be time for a boycott. 

  Gay days that they have at their these parks is sinful. It shows little kids things that at least some parents don’t want their kids exposed to. Disney keeps pushing the gay agenda. If they won’t listen to our voice, perhaps they will listen to our pocket books. Now Disney’s Live Action Beauty and the Beast Features “Gay Moment”. How sad. This is wrong. 

Why Target stores may be losing money 

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You have the  right to use the money you earn whatever way you want to, but something you should know

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The NFL should focus on football and be benched on the issues of the culture 

Just like it did with Georgia, the NFL is warning Texas that the league’s marquee sporting event might not come its way again if it adopts a bill protecting women when they use public restrooms.( BUSINESS NFL pushing its weight around – again)
Just days after Houston hosted Super Bowl LI, the National Football League has thrown a challenge flag towards Texas for its consideration of a legislative proposal that would require people to use the bathroom consistent with the gender listed on their birth certificate.

( Billy’s thoughts – The NFL is allowing rich owners to make fans who are struggling to make ends meet to pay for new stadiums. If citizens in a NFL town votes down high taxes to pay for a new NFL stadium the NFL lets the  owner move the team to another town. That is what happened with the Chargers.So the NFL can do nothing about football teams moving, but if leaders, or voters in a state says boys should use boys restrooms. If a city supports Bible based marriage look out the NFL will come down on you with a hammer. What if the football fans in Texas said they had enough and will no longer watch NFL games, or buy tickets to pro football games. The NFL needs to focus on football, and take the bench on the issues of the culture. )

A church which once was identify as part of the Southern Baptist Convention now has two married” lesbian partners as co-pastors 

WDC skylineA “Christian” church in Washington, D.C., that used to identify as part of the Southern Baptist Convention has recently hired “married” lesbian partners to co-pastor its congregation – a move that runs contrary to Scripture that defines marriage as only between one man and one woman.
Sally Sarrat and Maria Swearingen were introduced to church members at Calvary Baptist Church in the heart of the nation’s capital during its Sunday service, when it was announced that they will begin their duties to lead the flock on February 26.
Welcoming sin
Calvary Baptist Church Spokeswoman Carol Blyth appeared to have no reservations about the lesbian couple leading the church while living a lifestyle condemned by the Bible, which calls homosexual relationships an abomination to God.
“We look for the best people in the world and that’s who they were,” Blyth shared with the Religion News Service. “We’re very excited.”
Proudly announcing the church’s new arrangement to the American public, the church’s spokeswoman extolled the lesbian women by claiming their devotion to God’s Word – despite their refusal to abide by the Bible’s teaching on sexual morality.

Homosexuality a recent issue for Baptists
In the wake of the Episcopalian Church’s wholehearted acceptance of homosexuality, the Calvary Baptist decided to follow suit by promoting the LGBT agenda, which resulted in severing its longstanding relationship with the Southern Baptist Convention more than four years ago.

( Married’ lesbians hired to co-pastor D.C. church )
( Billy’s thoughts -How can one love God, and his word when one doesn’t follow it. Does not the Bible teach if you love God you will obey him. )