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Same-Sex Marriage

Nearly half of mainline Protestant pastors agree ‘nothing [is] wrong with two people of the same gender getting married,’ a Lifeway report found. Meanwhile, evangelical pastors’ support remains unchanged at 8%. […] Read More

Unable to find common ground on LGBTQ ordination and the church’s response to same-sex marriage, the United Methodist Church is expected to split. The split might be revealing a larger division emerging within Christianity. […] Read More

More than six out of 10 U.S. adults support legalization of same-sex marriage, a report said. Groups that didn’t offer majority support were Republicans, older adults and evangelical Protestants. […] Read More

With a difference of only 54 votes, United Methodists chose to continue to enforce its ban on LGBTQ clergy and same-sex marriage, placing the divided denomination at a crossroads. […] Read More

U.S. clergy most frequently cited matters related to human sexuality when asked what they feel limited and what they feel pressured to address, a study found. […] Read More

After months of campaigning and billions of dollars spent, Americans woke up Wednesday morning to a familiar political landscape. Although few changes will occur in the makeup of leaders in Washington, critical statewide ballots on issues like marriage, marijuana, religious liberty and immigration show a divided and changing populace. With President Barack Obama easily securing […] Read More

The nation’s most loved chicken fast-food restaurant chain, which advertises “Eat Mor Chikin,” is under assault. I’ve read the arguments for and against Baptist businessman Dan Cathy’s comments on the biblical view of marriage and his opposition to same-sex marriage.  It’s no small thing that he is Chick-fil-A’s CEO and that the views he’s expressed […] Read More

Since you probably don’t know a thing about me, let me toss a few factoids at you, so you’ll at least know a bit about where I’m coming from on this and future issues. I’m in my late 50s, am a third-generation American with Chinese ancestors, and I’m the senior pastor of an American (as […] Read More

Life is short, and if you want to spend what’s left of it examining the results of the latest poll of attitudes toward abortion, follow the link to the Public Religion Research Institute and receive the unsummarized set of findings. If you have other uses with that time and do not need a close-up, you […] Read More

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee hinted in a recent speech to pastors in Iowa he might seek office as an independent or a third-party candidate if the Republican nominee for president is pro-choice. “You all know that I am a Republican, and what I am about to say is perhaps political heresy, but here goes,” […] Read More