The New Gnosticism of the Homosexual Movement

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It happens a lot. I see something I have never seen before and then an essay or book crosses my path that helps flesh out the idea. Last week I was embroiled in a debate about natural marriage (see Monomakhos). (I've quit using the term "traditional marriage" since it implies that such a thing as "non-traditional marriage" actually exists.) My argument began with the assertion that natural … [Read more...]

Fr. Alexander F. C. Webster: Transfigure or Die Trying

Fr. Alexander F.C. Webster

American Orthodoxy in the Public Square In the next issue of Touchstone Magazine, Fr. Alexander Webster offers a stinging but thoughtful critique of the decline of American culture to describe how the "sacrificial ethos of the eucharist" can transfigure personal life in ways that can restore and strengthen it. Fr. Webster writes: The prevailing political and cultural elites in America are … [Read more...]

Orthodox Participate in the March for Marriage [VIDEO]

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Below is a video created by Fr. John Parsells of the March for Marriage held in Washington, DC on April 25, 2015. Metropolitan Joseph, leader of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese, encouraged participation at the march in the strongest possible terms saying that participation in the march is needed, “in order to dispel confusion which has been stirred up by our secular culture." He added: We … [Read more...]

LifeSite News: The Orthodox Church Strongly Endorses the March for Marriage, Encourages All Faithful to Participate

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Source: LifeSite News By Fr. Mark Hodges ENGLEWOOD, NJ, April 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A national leader in the Orthodox Christian Church has encouraged all Orthodox Christians in the United States to attend the March for Marriage on April 25 in Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese has issued an encyclical to approximately 268 … [Read more...]

Obama Wants to Condemn American Kids to Gay Hell

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Source: Joseph Sciambria Tonight, somewhere in America, a young person, let's say a young man, will struggle to fall to sleep, wrestling alone with a secret he's held as long as he can remember. Soon, perhaps, he will decide it's time to let that secret out. What happens next depends on him, his family, as well as his friends and his teachers and his community. But it also depends on us — … [Read more...]

Rod Dreher Discusses the Gay Jihad Against Christianity [AUDIO]

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Source: Issues,Etc Excerpts from the interview: Christians must makes strategic decisions about religious liberty issues. The non-negotiables must be defended and the others let go. Marriage is the make or break issue on the LGBT because the want approval over tolerance. Christians need to prepare to suffer over this. Racism and the church was only a local issues, not part of larger … [Read more...]

Frederica: Why Oppose Gay Marriage?

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Frederica discusses a controversy that erupted online over her comment on gay marriage, and concludes that it is time for Christians to stand together on this issue. Listen here: Source: Ancient Faith Radio … [Read more...]

The New Intolerance

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I have an ambivalent relationship with First Things magazine because contributors often seem duty bound to frame discussion within the categories of Roman Catholic cultural apologetics. Catholic social commentators are good at analyzing the social currents, but the cultural categories -- the larger narrative in which they frame their analysis -- often strikes me as too accommodating to the … [Read more...]

Man is Not an Accident. A Preview of “Privileged Species: How the Cosmos is Designed for Human Life” [VIDEO]

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Source: Evolution News and Views From the website: Are humans the accidental products of a blind and uncaring universe? Or are they the beneficiaries of a cosmic order that was planned beforehand to help them flourish? Privileged Species is a 33-minute documentary by Discovery Institute that explores growing evidence from physics, chemistry, biology, and related fields that our universe was … [Read more...]

Orthodox Christian Stewardship: What do Jesus, the Bible, and the Church Fathers Say about Tithing and Giving to God?

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by John G. Panagiotou "Where your treasure is there will your heart be also."1 These words of Jesus have resonated within the hearts of people for two thousand years. What was Jesus talking about? What do Jesus, the Bible, and the Church Fathers have to say about tithing and giving to God? The Scriptures have no less than 2,350 verses having to do with money and money management. Jesus … [Read more...]

Rod Dreher: The New Battle Lines

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Rod Dreher wrote recently on the American Conservative (The New Battle Lines) that the next step in the domination of culture by progressive elites will be to punish anyone who does not affirm homosexuality. I agree with him. The battle against gay marriage is lost. In fact, the moral inversion of Christian culture is largely complete (gay rights represents it final phase) and orthodox Christians … [Read more...]

Understanding Same-Sex Attraction [VIDEO]

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The video below makes the claim that human sexuality is more fluid than many believe. It's a controversial point since it challenges the thesis that homosexual desire is a fixed component of individual identity, what in theological terms represents a profound shift in anthropology, and in sociological terms is known as 'gay self-identified.' It is important to remember that at any one term … [Read more...]

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