Social Issues

LGBT in the Media

Danger Wrong Way Highway Sign
In my previous post on this topic I told you about the not-so-same-sex couple Victor and Mabel. Before I continue I'd like to make something perfectly clear in case my readers got the wrong impression. Victor and Mabel (not their real names) are members of my extended family. They are loved and accepted and they...

The Wrong Prayer

Prayer Meeting
I watched the local news on TV last night. There was a story about the naming of three new vessels in our coastal ferry fleet. The names were allegedly chosen from those suggested by the public in a contest. The coastal waters here primarily consist of the Strait of Georgia, Puget Sound, and the Juan de Fuca Strait. Our ever so politically...

A Woman’s Right to Choose

child drawing on glass
The anti-Trump women's march on Washington this past weekend was billed as letting the new administration know that women will remain steadfast in their demand for rights. Presumably equal rights augmented by some additional women's rights. As an ignorant white male of the Christian faith, I suppose I'll earn some criticism by asking, "What rights?" My understanding (and...

The US Supreme Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage

Mark 12:17
Just some thoughts. The US supreme court have decided in their wisdom that the states must recognize same sex marriage. This means... The states must issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Individuals are legally allowed to marry people of the same sex in the USA. The states must recognize same sex marriages that were solemnized in other jurisdictions. This does...

Drop God – Keep the Church

1 Timothy 4:1
There was a syndicated news article by Colin Perkel last week with the headline, "Atheist minister wants to keep church job". The story is about a United Church minister, the "Reverend" Gretta Vosper, who has declared that she believes in neither God nor the Bible. Of course, that's her right as a free-willed individual, but...

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