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The Greek word that the Roman centurion uses in this passage to describe the sick man – pais – is the same word used in ancient Greek to refer to a same-gender partner. Listen to a sermon on this topic: Download
A North Carolina pastor's horrific anti-gay tirade is making the blogosphere rounds. Sean Harris, senior pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, spoke at length in support of North Carolina's proposed Amendment 1, which would define marriage in the state constitution as between one man and one woman and would outlaw civil unions and domestic partnerships, during an hour-long sermon on Sunday. In this clip, provided by Jeremy Hooper of the blog Good as You , a man identified as Harris is heard urging his congregation to attack their children if they appear to be exhibiting behavior outside of gender norms. Notes Harris:
An Arizona bill that creates a high school course for public and charter school students that teaches the Bible and its role in Western culture is headed to the Republican Gov. Jan Brewer's desk for approval. The state Senate approved House Bill 2563 Thursday with a vote of 21-9.
By David Edwards Monday, April 30, 2012 10:17 EDT Fox News host Steve Doocy on Monday suggested that sex columnist Dan Savage was “bullying” Christian journalism students with a speech where he said that Bible passages about homosexuality were “bullshit.” Savage, who created the anti-bullying “It Gets Better” project, became a target for conservative websites like Fox News and World Net Daily after he spoke to the National High School Journalism Convention in Seattle earlier this month. “We’ll just talk about the Bible for a second,” Savage told the students.
Anne Frank , the Jewish girl whose diary and death in a Nazi concentration camp made her a symbol of the Holocaust, was allegedly baptized posthumously Saturday by a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, according to whistleblower Helen Radkey, a former member of the church. The ritual was conducted in a Mormon temple in the Dominican Republic, according to Radkey, a Salt Lake City researcher who investigates such incidents, which violate a 2010 pact between the Mormon Church and Jewish leaders. Radkey said she discovered that Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank, who died at Bergen Belsen death camp in 1945 at age 15, was baptized by proxy on Saturday.
March 13, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. The adult entertainment industry has long been one of the favorite whipping boys of social conservatives, who have argued that porn and other forms of adult entertainment (including strip clubs, swing clubs, phone sex and BDSM) are incompatible with the moral values of the Heartland and the Bible Belt.
<img src="http://timeopinions.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/god_ideas.jpg?w=480&h=320&crop=1" alt="God" title="God"/> At Easter 1966, millions of Americans picked up what would become one of the most notable magazine covers in the history of the genre: TIME’s stark question asking “Is God Dead?” In retrospect, the cover —and the much-less-remembered actual piece that ran with it—represented a mainstreaming of the spirit of dissent and debate that characterized the era. The cover was back in the news last week with word that the main theologian profiled in the piece, William Hamilton, had died . Hamilton was 87; at the time of the 1966 article, he was a professor at Colgate Rochester Divinity School.