Archives for July 2011

Maggie Gallagher: The Chilling of Our First Amendment Rights

I am out of town all week attending a conference in Bozeman, Montana. That's the reason updates have been infrequent. Source: National Review Online | Maggie Gallagher The First Amendment is more than a legal guarantee. It is a culture — a key American value — which holds that in a decent and free society, law-abiding citizens should not face reprisals for speaking up with civility … [Read more...]

Fr. Thomas Hopko: The Homosexual Christian

Source: OrthodoxyToday.org Many gay men and lesbians claim that the Christian faith is the guiding rule of their lives. Some of them hold that their sexual orientation is given by God, that it is good, and that there is nothing wrong or sinful with their homosexual activities. These persons say that the Bible and Church Tradition do not condemn homosexual behaviour, but have been misinterpreted … [Read more...]

Fr. Josiah Trenham: The Orthodox Church and Same-Sex Marriage [VIDEO]

Fr. Josiah Trenham pastor of St. Andrew Orthodox Christian Church in Riverside, California offers a two part talk responding to the August, 2010 ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in California. Fr. Josiah's talk was given in August, 2010. Source: St. Andrew Orthodox Church Youtube Page … [Read more...]

Fr. Alexander F. C. Webster: A Gauntlet from Archpriest Alexis Vinogradov, Wappingers Falls, NY

Just when we begin to wonder whether some of the recent musings of OCA priests and laity on homosexuality may not be what they seem, along comes another one that raises the rhetorical ante and reminds us that we are, indeed, whether we desire it or not, engaged in spiritual warfare. In a bizarre, presumably unintended way, Fr. Alexis Vinogradov's latest "reflection" on the OCA"News" website is … [Read more...]

Fr. Hans Jacobse: When God Speaks and We Obey, Good Things Happen

Yesterday (Saturday) was a good day. I got a call late Friday evening that one of my parishioners was in the hospital. I decided to visit him Saturday morning and after arriving at the hospital discovered his surgery was moved up and I missed him. I left him a note and decide to visit him later. Later that day the Lord spoke. "Go back to the hospital." There's always a little give and take … [Read more...]

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