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[3 Jul 2013 | One Comment | 3,466 views]
Fortnight for Freedom to end Thursday

Editors note: This column wraps up a two-part series about the Fortnight for Freedom, an event running from June 21 to July 4 in which Catholics have gathered to pray for the preservation of religious freedom. You can find the first column in the series here and find out more about the Fortnight for Freedom at Fortnight4Freedom.org. Bear in mind that the Supreme Court effectively struck down both the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 after the Fortnight for Freedom took place and you can read …

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[12 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,258 views]
Southern Baptist Convention opposes BSA ‘homosexual resolution’

According to the Baptist Press, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) on Wednesday adopted a resolution expressing “opposition to and disappointment in the decision of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to change its membership policy” allowing homosexual scouts.
The vote took place on the second — and final — day of the SBC Annual Meeting in Houston. The BSA resolution at issue was adopted on May 23. The resolution states that individuals who are “avowed homosexuals” are still excluded from adult leadership positions, but that youth membership will be extended to …

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[2 May 2013 | 2 Comments | 3,546 views]
Separating Christianity from hate

Hate.
Somehow Christians have managed to associate themselves with hate. It’s a generalization, but Christians are hateful people.
So is that a bad thing? Is it inherently wrong to hate? I intensely dislike spiders. I hate spiders. I have an extreme aversion to feta cheese. Hate it. According to Malachi, God hates divorce. And in Romans, he tells us to hate what is evil.
Hate, in and of itself, has some merit – a certain necessity even. But where’s the merit in this: Barna research (www.barna.org) revealed in a survey that 1 in …