First Professional Sports Athelete that says He’s Gay

In case you don’t follow sports or you simply have not heard, the first professional athlete in a popular American sport has come out publicly and said that he is gay.

That athlete is Jason Collins, a 34-year-old man who plays in the NBA. He made his announcement to Sports Illustrated and it will be featured on the front cover of Sports Illustrated’s May edition. The quotation that Sports Illustrated is placing on the front cover, and the statement that has been quoted often by the media in reporting of this story is as such:

I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay. I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation.

Please keep in mind that last word of the statement, “conversation,” because I will return to this at the end of this post.

I do not want to comment on Jason Collins coming out and saying he is gay. I have written about homosexuality, its political status and the underlying issue of it already (https://churchandworld.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/understanding-the-current-status-of-gay-marriage-in-america; and also at https://churchandworld.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/thoughts-concerning-the-debate-on-gay-marriage).

But what I do want to concentrate on in this post is the response from the media and culture, for I believe it will help to prove what this blog has been saying about the social climate and culture we are involved in, a climate being forced upon us and our children. Continue reading

The Underlying Issues Concerning Abortion

In the last two posts I have outlined the legal status of abortion and the nature of the debate surrounding it. In this post I wish to speak of the underlying issue that concerns abortion.

The question that reveals the heart of this issue, the question that shows what the issue is really about, is a simple question: If there is any chance at all that the fetus is a living human being at the time of conception, how can this even be a debate? Prisoners can be some of the hardest criminals but there is one type of person who even they hate: child molesters and child killers. Children are always the first rescued in a situation, they are the most cherished when it comes to protection, and they are often the only thing that brings softness to even the hardest of men.  Continue reading

The Debate Surrounding Abortion

I had meant to do only two posts on this issue of abortion, but this second post became so long I decided to split it up into two posts, which means there will be three posts altogether concerning this issue of Abortion.

In my last post on Abortion I outlined the legal status of abortion to help better understand where America is politially on the subject of Abortion. In this post, I wish to comment on the nature of the debate that surrounds abortion.

To understand any debate it is best to take a step back and really try to understand the position of both sides. When it comes to abortion this is even more important. Abortion is one of the most divisive issues in America, and each side is extremely passionate about their position and is in a state of war against the other.  Continue reading

The Current Legal Status of Abortion

I wish to post two posts about abortion, just like I did about Gay Marriage. The first post will be merely giving the legal status to those who do not fully understand the legal state of abortion in our country. The second post, which I will do in a few days, will be my observations of the true nature of the issue from a Christian perspective. I hope this will be insightful to those who care about our woman and children in this nation and who want to understand abortion in a more holistic way. Continue reading

Thoughts Concerning the Debate on Gay Marriage

“Truth is a gem that is found at a great depth; whilst on the surface of this world, all things are weighed by the false scale of custom.”

–Lord Byron

This quotation by Lord Byron could not better sum up the lowly condition in which the Democracy, or rather the Democratic Republic envisioned by America’s founding fathers, has fallen into in our day. The key to the hiding of any truth is to bury it under the surface, to act as if it not there, so that when men debate and converse they do not even have to address it, and they instead focus on the top of the surface, the fruit of the issue, which they gaze upon and talk about forgetting altogether the root and the heart of the issue itself.

This is no more apparent then when one considers the issue of Gay Marriage. For if the topic of the debate is: “Is Gay Marriage a true marriage?,” then the root, the truly important issue is already forgotten and the conclusion and winner of the debate has already been decided. And what is the true issue that should be considered before Gay Marriage is even considered?  What should we the people really be debating? This is the root of the issue:  Is Homosexuality an acceptable practice? This is the true issue at stake, for once this issue is resolved the issue of Gay Marriage is implicitly answered. Continue reading

Understanding the current status of Gay Marriage in America

Since this is the first post of this blog I want to make something absolutely clear. Just because this blog is Christian does not mean we are going to spend most of our time speaking about Abortion, Gay Marriage, and Guns, which are all topics that most people assume is all Christians really talk about. But that doesn’t mean we are not going to talk about them. And we can not avoid the topic now that the Supreme Court is in the middle of making a huge decision concerning gay marriage, a decision that could be as determinitve as Roe vs. Wade was for abortion in defining the status of gay marriage and for that matter marriage in general, as our country continues to redefine reality so as to change the central institutions that humans have always held so dear.

This post will be done in Two Parts: The First Part, will explain what exactly the Supreme Court is trying to decide concerning gay marriage and the current legal status and place that gay marriage has already obtained. In the Second Part, I will to discuss the Christian perspective on not only the topic itself, but on how the culture has dealt with this topic. Continue reading