Former Football Draft Pick Michael Sam Says He will Attend Grad School
In August, the 25-year-old announced he would be stepping away from football, citing mental health concerns. He had made his CFL debut with the Montreal Alouettes earlier that month.
In 2014, Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team.
Source: USA Today Sports | Avery Stone
Bishop TD Jakes Gives Strong Words Against Gays in His Church
Wow! This is a tough one. If gays attend your church, no, we don’t want them trying to change the word of God beliefs in that church; but should we be telling them to go to their own ‘kind’ of church instead? Should we even have that talk because is it almost like condoning the sin instead of helping them out of the sin? Well, here’s what he has to say about it.
Bishop T.D. Jakes recommends that gays attend gay-affirming churches.
Pastor Brian Houston Issues Statement About Gays and Gay Couple Over the Choir
Hillsong Church Statement by Senior Pastor Brian Houston
I wish to correct reports that Hillsong church has “an openly gay couple directing a choir” at our New York City campus. Hillsong’s position on homosexuality and gay marriage has not changed and is consistent with Scripture. As I have stated previously, I believe the writings of Paul are clear on this subject. Several months ago when one of our choir directors made an unexpected public statement regarding his engagement to a man who sometimes sang in the choir, it was a complete surprise to us as well. It is my understanding that they have not been involved in an active leadership or ministry role since. That said, we still love them and acknowledge that they – like all of us – are on a journey, and our role as a church is to assist them on this journey with grace and compassion.
Goshen College and Eastern Mennonite University Lose Christian Schools Due to Sexual Orientation Policy Changes
The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) will use a “deliberate and consultative process” to decide the fate of two members schools.
Last week, CCCU members Goshen College and Eastern Mennonite University added “sexual orientation” to their nondiscrimination policies. That news was discussed at a recent CCCU board meeting. In the past, the CCCU has advocated for the right of members schools to uphold traditional Christian teaching about marriage sexuality.
The CCCU board plans to call the presidents of member institutions to discuss the matter further.
Bishop TD Jakes’ ‘Careful Comments’ on State to State Marriage Equality is Questioned
Well, we watched the video we posted below and we have to agree with the Bishop. He says people probably won’t agree with him but we shouldn’t get so excited about this. Now, this doesn’t mean we agree but the world does exactly what we should expect: WHATEVER THEY WANT DESPITE WHAT CHRISTIANS FEEL! It’s the truth and what we as believers of Jesus Christ have to do is continue to witness, Pray and not allow the world’s views to manipulate and twist our views. When we heard the news, we were a bit shocked and don’t believe the ruling will stick but we know who we are and who Christ is. Period!!
United Methodist Church Closes 9 Locations in Alabama
Why are they closing? It all about them accepting gay marriage and/or gay pastors within the organization. Read more about what we reported HERE.
News reports say:
The United Methodist Church in North Alabama today announced the closing of nine churches, but one of them has already begun to transform into a Hispanic church.
Lakeview Highland United Methodist Church in Muscle Shoals has closed, but a Hispanic congregation moved in last fall.
Scum Bag Missouri Man Tapes Himself Having Victims While HIV positive
UPDATE on May 21, 2015:
A St. Charles County, Mo., jury recommended six decades in prison for 23-year-old Michael L. Johnson, who was convicted of infecting one of his sexual partners with HIV, the Associated Press reports.
According to the report, the jury recommended a 30-year sentence for infecting one partner with the virus that causes AIDS. With Johnson’s other convictions—four counts of risking exposure of the virus to others—his prison term could add up to more than 60 years if the judge orders the sentences to be served consecutively. Johnson’s sentencing hearing is set for July 13, AP notes.
Yes, Texas Yes! Senate Approves Protecting Clergy Who Refuse Homosexual Marriages
The Texas Senate voted overwhelmingly on Monday to allow clergy members to refuse performing marriages that violate their religious beliefs, as top Republicans move to further shield the nation’s largest conservative state from a possible US Supreme Court ruling allowing gay couples to wed.
The bill, approved 21-10, requires a final, largely procedural Senate vote before heading to the state House.
Democrats were quick to point out that existing constitutional guarantees separating Church and state already allow houses of worship to set their own religious policies regarding marriage ceremonies and all other aspects of faith.