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WHY I BELIEVE YOU WHEN YOU SAY, “I WAS BORN GAY”

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I am a Christian minister. I preach regularly in a Christian church. I am in a seminary (Bible college) and have written a book on basic Christian doctrines. I host two podcasts that preach Jesus and reveal how Biblical principles

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TOTAL DRUG LEGALIZATION: A MORAL CHOICE IN AN IMMORAL SOCIETY?

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Over and over again, one of my favorite authors, Reinhold Niebuhr, has written that humans are incapable of perfect love. Yet, in spite of this fact, we perpetually try to fashion a perfect world from that which is inherently imperfect.

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Posted in Medical, Opinion

THE END OF LIBERTY, FREEDOM & DEMOCRACY IN THE NAME OF GAY MARRIAGE

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Many advocates of individual liberty and freedom are celebrating and championing the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which grants gay couples the same right as heterosexuals to get married and have that union recognized by the government.

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Posted in Current Events, Opinion, Politics

THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REFORMATION ACT (RFRA) DEBACLE

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The Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2015 is abominable for one distinct reason: In the name of “religious freedom,” it encourages secular bondage. In 1964, Congress passed the federal Civil Rights Act. This legislation prohibits discrimination in housing and

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ON TORTURE

On Torture via Torture in the 16th Century

The New Oxford American Dictionary defines torture as: (1) “the action or practice of inflicting severe pain on someone as a punishment or to force them to do or say something, or for the pleasure of the person inflicting the

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RAY RICE, ADRIAN PETERSON, AND THE MORAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

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Considering the recent reports about NFL players involved in cases of domestic violence and child abuse coming to light, it compels me to comment on several variables. And, it goes without saying, abuse in any context is always deplorable. (1)

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RESPONSIBILITY

Responsibility by Hugo Petr Novak

In The Responsible Self by H. R. Niebuhr, the author develops a moral philosophy based not upon rigid rules or prescriptions but instead a flexible algorithm developed by answering two sequential questions: (1) “What is happening?” and (2) “What should

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THE ARIZONA DISCRIMINATION BILL

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Last month, the Arizona State Legislature approved a new law (Senate Bill 1062) that was sent to Governor Brewer for approval—she subsequently vetoed it. The religious right welcomed the rule as a necessary form of protection for those who denounce

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MORAL CAPITALISM

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Does moral capitalism exist or does morality insult the concept of the free market? To me, it seems two words have won the war of dominance in the press since the start of 2014—populism and equality. According to the New

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PROSTITUTION: THE WORLD’s OLDEST PROFESSION

Terri Jean Bedford

The world’s oldest profession, prostitution, has now been legalized in Canada—well, sort of. Our northern neighbor’s step toward a more open and liberated society is the result of a challenge brought up by an experienced sex worker, Ms. Terri Jean

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