Facebook censors biblical posts against homosexuality

PALO ALTO, Calif. (BNC) — In two separate incidents in recent days, the social medium facebook.com, has removed posts by brothers in Christ who spoke against homosexuality. Continue reading “Facebook censors biblical posts against homosexuality”

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‘The Truth About’ series launches video on same-sex marriage

MAXWELL, Tex. (BNC) — World Video Bible School released a video Aug. 19 entitled “The Truth About Same-sex Marriage.” Continue reading “‘The Truth About’ series launches video on same-sex marriage”

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That didn’t take long: Lesbians seek church-building ceremony

LIBERTY, Mo. (BNC) by Stephen Lord — On June 26, 2015, in the Obergefell vs. Hodges case, the United States Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriages were a constitutional right. Eighteen days later, on July 14, our church secretary was visibly shaken when I came in the office. She had just ended a call with a lesbian asking if our church building would be available in October for their ceremony. That certainly didn’t take long. Continue reading “That didn’t take long: Lesbians seek church-building ceremony”

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‘We love homosexuals:’ Branson elders’ appeal generates interest

BRANSON, Mo. (BNC) — “We love homosexuals.” So begins a Facebook post by the elders of the Branson congregation which has generated hundreds of comments and over 3,000 shares. Continue reading “‘We love homosexuals:’ Branson elders’ appeal generates interest”

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Alabama preacher: ‘Let me be angry at yesterday’s Supreme Court decision’

MARBURY, Ala. (BNC) by Ben Giselbach — I am disappointed in the condescending and often derogatory comments by many of my peers: Continue reading “Alabama preacher: ‘Let me be angry at yesterday’s Supreme Court decision’”

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TV news claims church with sign against homosexuality is controversial

GALLATIN, Tenn. (BNC) — The Nashville Road congregation posted a paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 6.9 on their marquis: “People who practice homosexual acts will not inherit heaven 1 Cor 6:9.”

A local Nashville TV station, the ABC affiliate WKRN, says the sign was “controversial.” Continue reading “TV news claims church with sign against homosexuality is controversial”

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Video: GBN on Houston’s crimp on morality and religious liberty

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (BNC) — Watch the video of last night’s live panel on “The Christian and Politics,” featuring discussion of the Houston mayor’s broad subpoena of documents from pastors. The Gospel Broadcasting Network video begins in the middle of a phone conversation with a Christian professor of law.

http://youtu.be/-2mxqIJnrSo

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Church discipline called ‘extreme case’ of homophobia

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Ridgedale minister Ken Willis

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BNc) — After following the biblical command of discipline, the Ridgedale congregation has been accused of demonstrating an “extreme case” of “homophobic” attitudes.

After a high-profile case in which a Christian mother showed support to a lesbian daughter, the congregation confronted the mother in private with the choice of repenting from her open support of sin or leaving the church.

Family members portrayed the mother as being “distraught” over the church’s action.

The Times-Free Press quoted Matt Nevels, a former Baptist minister who now leads a homosexual support group, as saying, “I’ve never heard it extended to other family members like that. That is definitely an extreme case.”

Ken Willis, minister at Ridgedale congregation, was interviewed for the story. He noted that the church acted consistently in dealing with other sins.

On his Facebook page, Ken identifies himself as the former pulpit minister of the congregation.

BNc has contacted Ken and will update the story with his comments.

Numerous Facebook comments by Christians reflect the opinion that the church will see more pressure from the world and opposition from Christians for taking up positions as the Ridgedale congregation did.

J.J. Hendrix’s Internet radio program, “The Swish,” devoted its Aug. 21 edition to the story. He emphasized that the action taken by the Ridgedale congregation was dealt with in private. The program is part of the Brown Trail congregation’s outreach in Bedford, Tex.

“This is another example of anti-Christian bigotry persecuting the Lord’s church. We must stand strong with each other and with congregations like Ridgedale that are standing for the truth. The liberal media wants to shut us up, we cannot be ashamed of the gospel. Let’s rally around Ridgedale and stand for God’s Word and God’s plan,” J.J. said in comments to BNc.

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Christian professor pushes back: ‘Homosexuality is not the only sin I have preached against’

stan-mitchellHENDERSON, Tenn (BNc) — Freed-Hardeman University professor Stan Mitchell took the conversation about homosexuality to the other side today as he claimed to be “professionally and personally hurt” at insinuations by gay-rights advocates that preachers and teachers made a “special case” over the subject.

“Homosexuality is distinctly not the only sin I have preached against. I have been preaching for a long time, and I have addressed many subjects in my messages. I do indeed care about racism, poverty, theft and so on. If you do not believe this is so, you have simply not been listening,” he wrote.

Stan, a professor in the university’s Bible department, also took on a second charge: “In what way is speaking against homosexuality calculated to influence those who are homosexuals to become Christians?”

To point out that homosexuality is sin is also a call to repentance, just as one would take the same approach to “an adulterer, a gossip, or a racist,” he maintained.

Writing in his weekly “Reality Check” column on Forthright Magazine, Stan turned the tables.

“it is not the Christian who makes a “special case” of homosexuality, it is the homosexual advocate. They want this sin to not be considered sinful.”

Stan ended his article with five questions that Christians might ask of homosexual agenda, as they face their faith becoming the “alternative lifestyle.”

The entire article is available at this link.

Forthright Magazine is a free online magazine of biblical and Christian articles, offered by Forthright Press, also the sponsor of BNc.

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Pepperdine’s Seaver College offers scholarship to students who promote homosexuality and immorality

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Pepperdine University

MALIBU, Calif. (BNc) — Though BNc does not make it a practice to highlight news from liberals and progressives within the church, we deem it instructive at times to note how far the progressive movement often goes when it cuts loose the Bible as the authoritative guide to life.

After some initial uncertainty in the media over the news, it would appear to be official that Pepperdine University now offers, through its undergraduate Seaver College, a scholarship to students who demonstrate “a commitment to promoting the health (mental or physical) and wellness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) community.” Continue reading “Pepperdine’s Seaver College offers scholarship to students who promote homosexuality and immorality”

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Memphis TV news attacks church newspaper ad on homosexuality

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“The Whole Truth About Homosexuality” newspaper ad

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BNc) — WMC-TV’s Action News 5 reported last night on a full-page ad attacking homosexuality printed in the Commercial Appeal. The ad appeared in the Sunday and Tuesday editions of that newspaper.

Although it appeared to be a news column, it was a paid advertisement, one reporter said. She seemed to imply that the ad was being deceptive, although many ads take this format and are so designated. Continue reading “Memphis TV news attacks church newspaper ad on homosexuality”

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Author Teaches Children About Homosexuality

Sheila Butts’s book Two DaddiesMONTGOMERY, Ala. (BNc)- Homosexuals have long written children’s books promoting their agenda, such as Jennifer Has Two Daddies (1983), Daddy’s Roommate (1991), My Two Uncles (1995) and Heather Has Two Mommies (2000). Now an illustrated children’s book teaches the Biblical truth. Author Sheila Butt has written Does God Love Michael’s Two Daddies? to promote God’s love for all people, while showing, in a loving way, that homosexuality is wrong. Continue reading “Author Teaches Children About Homosexuality”

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