“Haters Gonna Hate”

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Human Sexuality, Main, Methodism | 1 comment

I was conversing with a friend this afternoon. He related to me that he had been blasted by a fellow blogger for his opinions. I wryly commented, “Well, as the kids are so fond of saying these days, ‘Haters gonna hate.’ Which means, of course ‘We now routinely assign the emotion of hatred to those who disagree with us.'” And that’s a sad truth. In a recent sermon, I suggested that we practice valuing the...

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Prop 8, Homosexuality, and the Loud Lack of Conversation

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Leading the Local Congregation, Main, Society at Large, US Politics | 2 comments

Everyone is talking about the Supreme Court of the United States hearing oral arguments on the matter of California’s Proposition 8, which banned homosexual marriage. But is anyone listening? I sat down to an interview today on that matter. It’s been quite a while since I talked openly about the issue of homosexuality. In the last few years, it’s been like talking about taking a trip to the sun: Everyone knows where it is, but...

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