We’ve had a long dry spell on this blog due to work obligations, but here I offer this interesting and disturbing film which is available exclusively on the YouTube page of an American based web magazine called Russia-Insider.com. It’s running time is only 57:43. The film is produced in Russia but the Russian parts have been dubbed into English. You may read a full description at http://russia-insider.com/en/exclusive-major-russian-tv-documentary-sodom-blasts-lgbt-hd-video-eng-dub/ri16005
Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, delivered the Institute on Religion and Democracy’s 2014 Diane Knippers Memorial Lecture, Washington, D.C., October 16, 2014. Continue reading
(JS: I’m re-blogging a piece from Matt Barber, the original of which can be read over at BarbWire.com. I encourage my readers to visit Matt’s excellent blog where you may click on links he has embedded to related articles)
What The ‘Gay Marriage’ Debate Is Really About
By: J. Matt Barber
It’s called Pandora’s Box.
And the Supreme Court just opened it.
Did you actually think the debate over “gay marriage” was about marriage? Have you really come to believe that this cultural kerfuffle has anything to do with “civil rights” or “equality”? Have you bought into the popular premise that this is a legitimate discussion on federalism that it’s a reasonable disagreement over whether the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause requires that newfangled “gay marriage,” something rooted in same-sex sodomy, a deviant and disease-prone behavior our Constitution’s framers officially declared “the infamous crime against nature,” be made law of the land?
A lot of people have, so don’t feel bad. A lot of reasonable, well-meaning and even, at times, intelligent people have taken the bait. Continue reading
A statement by the Russian Orthodox Church on recent legal developments concerning homosexual unions in Western Europe. The ROC holds firmly to the orthodox view of marriage as a union between one man and one woman, a position shared by the overwhelming majority of the World’s Christians including all the Eastern Orthodox churches, and the Roman Catholic Church.
“The legislative norm allowing homosexual unions to adopt and raise children appear especially dangerous. Evidently, these children will develop a view of parents, family and moral and social values completely different from the traditional ones. All this will contribute to further obliteration of differences between the sexes and subsequently to forcing out from public conscience the image of woman as mother, wife and guardian of the household. The final rejection of the idea that man and woman have special vocations and complement each other in family life threatens with destructive consequences for both the individual and society.”
Statement by Communication Service of Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations on recent changes in family laws in France and Great Britain : A Russian Orthodox Church Website.
“Rosaria Butterfield is an ex-lesbian English academic and one-time professor of ‘queer theory’, now married to a pastor in the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America.”
Lesbian ‘queer theory’ feminist professor finds the Christian faith | LifeSiteNews.com.
“No one who engages in homosexual activity is psychologically healthy. It is, again, an action and a manifestation of a distorted perceptions of pain,
feelings of rejection, abandonment, loss, and a desire to be free of our separation from God. It is one other manifestation of how we seek fulfillment in
an aberrant way. It is never something that is being led by health of the soul, or heart, or person.”
Nun Cornelia Rees, Dr. Lynne Pappas. Shifts in Paradigms. An Orthodox Psychiatrist on Homosexuality / OrthoChristian.Com.
Blogmaster’s Note: I have shamelessly lifted the following essay which is a response from Fr. Hans Jocobse to the article Muzzling Military Chaplains that he posted on the website Monomakhos-dot-com.
Fr. Hans and I, as well as many others, appear to share the same unsettling vision of where things are headed for Christians in the West who support and defend historic Christian doctrine. In the essay which follows, Fr. Hans makes an oblique reference to a recent controversy in the Orthodox Church in America that saw its sitting first hierarch deposed, as well as a public document called the Manhattan Declaration. Both of these items could become sidebars and are worthy of separate discussions by themselves, but I do not intend to cover them here.
There are dark storm clouds gathering on the horizon, and the future for Christians in the West (formerly the “Free World”) seems to be one of increased conflict with the militantly secular state, and open persecution at the hands of civil authorities. While reading his essay, I’m reminded of the recent words of Roman Catholic Cardinal Francis George of Chicago who is quoted as saying: “I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history.” I hope that time proves us all wrong, but many others see it coming too. Continue reading