Wednesday, June 12, 2013

All Around the Web - June 12, 2013

Buzzfeed - 60 Awesome Christian Music Album Covers | I have some of these. Was a big Gospel Ganstas fan back in the day.

Christian Audio - Free Audiobook Download of the Month | Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler. Don't miss out on this!

Washington Times - The Myth of Empowerment Through Abortion |

I am a feminist, and as a feminist who knows that abortion goes against every possible interpretation of women’s empowerment, I stand with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who said, “When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit.” I agree with Susan B. Anthony, who said, “[T]he woman is awfully guilty who commits the deed. It will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death. But oh, thrice guilty is he who drove her to the desperation which impelled her to the crime.” I reject the stance of Gloria Steinem, who claimed, “One in three women needs an abortion at some time in her life.” Likewise, I condemn the words of RH Reality Check’s Jessica DelBalzo: “I love abortion. I don’t accept it. I don’t view it as a necessary evil. I embrace it.”

I look at the wreckage of the past 40 years, and I see countless women mourning the lives they have lost. I see physical and emotional problems that no one has researched enough or spoken out about enough.

We’ve called this issue “private” because we don’t dare explore the real damage abortion does to women. We’ve hidden it behind clinic doors — some fancier or more sterile than others — but hiding it doesn’t change its result. Ripping, pulling, tearing children from their mother’s wombs — all this happens, regardless of the expertise of the abortionist or the chicness of the clinic.

Our battle is not won yet. As the painful stories emerge from clinics such as those of Kermit Gosnell, Cesare Santangelo and Leroy Carhart — to say nothing of the stories yet to come — women are one step closer to vanquishing the great lie that any power can come from abortionists killing our children.

JD Greer - 10 Theses About Christianity and Homosexuality |

1. The point is really not homosexuality; the point is the Lordship of Jesus.
2. Our stance on this issue may be one of the most important tests of faithfulness in our generation.
3. The loss of gender identity has devastating consequences for society.
4. God loves the homosexual.
5. God doesn’t send people to hell for homosexuality.
6. We speak as redeemed sinners, not saints.
7. Just because you’re ticking people off doesn’t mean you are doing something wrong.
8. Avoid pat answers or simplistic statements.
9. We can and should be friends with people who are homosexuals.
10. Sexual ethics are not the center of Christianity

Kevin DeYoung - Monday Morning Humor | The following isn't really funny, but interesting.

Eric Metaxas - Wanting a Mom and a Dad |

Contrary to what the gay lobby claims, Lopez writes, children raised by same-sex parents “deeply feel the loss of a father or mother, no matter how much we love our gay parents.”

These children know they are “powerless to stop the decision to deprive them of a father or mother,” he adds. And this decision comes with serious and often permanent consequences. For instance, they “feel disconnected from the gender cues of people around them,” and long for a role model of the opposite sex.

While they love the people who raised them, they experience anger at their decision to deprive them of one or both biological parents—and “shame or guilt for resenting their loving parents.” The so-called “consensus” by psychologists and pediatricians on the soundness of same-sex parenting is, Lopez writes, “frankly bogus.” The truth is, there is no data to support that assertion.

Instead, as political scientists Leon Kass of the University of Chicago and Harvey Mansfield of Harvard University note, “Claims that science provides support for constitutionalizing a right to same-sex marriage must rest necessarily on ideology”—and “ideology is not science.”

By contrast, we have a great deal of research proving that the best possible home for children is one led by a married mother and father. Two “fathers” and two “mothers” cannot begin to compare, because, as Professor David Popenoe of Rutgers University explains, “The two sexes are different to the core, and each is necessary—culturally and biologically—for the optimal development of a human being.”

HT: 22 Words
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