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Scott Lively Takes Aim At The 'Dangerous Heresy' Of Gay-Affirming Christians - VIDEO

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Vile homophobe Scott Lively has taken to promoting a brochure attacking gay-affirming Christians, even those who disagree with the religious right’s odd obsession with homosexuality but believe it to be a sin, reports Right Wing Watch.

Lively is known for helping to spread anti-gay laws in Africa (an allegation he denies) and for his book The Pink Swastika, which blamed gay people for the rise of Nazi Germany.

The brochure, A Biblical answer to the question of homosexuality and the rise of “gay theology” in today’s church, is being promoted by Lively on BarbWire, the virulently homophobic website belonging to anti-gay wingnut Matt Barber.

LivelyIt includes 18 short interpretations of Bible passages that Lively says make his point that homosexuality is “the harbinger of God’s wrath.” It also states that:

  • “Not a single Biblical passage portrays homosexuality positively.”

  • “Condemnation of homosexuality predates the Mosaic code and is reaffirmed in the New Testament, so it bears no relation to the ban on ‘eating oysters’ or other supposedly ‘repealed laws of the Bible.”

  • “Jesus unequivocally condemned ALL sexual sin including homosexuality by affirming the ‘one flesh’ paradigm of Genesis.”

In the BarbWire post, Lively says the LGBT equality movement is pursuing a long-term “blueprint for supplanting Biblical morality with sexual anarchy — in essence, the overthrow of family-centered Christian civilization.”

He argues that the “one last barrier to ‘gay’ cultural hegemony remains: the Christian church. All of the battle-hardened ‘gay rights’ activists with all of their formidable resources are mobilized for an assault on Christianity itself under the hijacked rainbow banner of ‘Gay Theology. Indeed, the process has already begun, like the retreat of the tide before the tsunami.”

Lively also takes the time to sell his hatred for hard cash, referring to himself as “one of a small group of highly educated and experienced pro-family advocates available on a limited basis for speaking, seminars and Christian media interviews at sdllaw@gmail.com.”

And in case you missed it earlier this month, watch Lively's 'debate' with newly out Christian singer Vicky Beeching, AFTER THE JUMP... (the debate starts at the 5-minute mark, following a profile of Beeching.

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Christian Blogger: LGBT People And Barack Obama Are Responsible For Terrorism

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Writing on Christian Post last week, Michael Bresciani launched a sustained attack on President Barack Obama's pro-LGBT policies and suggested that gay people are responsible for terrorism.

Bresciani is the publisher of AmericanProphet.org

In a blog post titled The Perversion and Terrorism Connection - Modern Man’s Ball and Chain, Bresciani wrote that "homosexuals see injustice on every level of society because they are not fully accepted and their normal is seen by most as damaging perversity. They don’t realize that the more their plight becomes accepted as the norm, the closer the rest of the world is in danger of judgment."

Making the link between gay people and terrorism, he argued that "the days of warning about judgments due to perversion are over, these judgments have already begun and terrorism is part of it."

Bresciani continued that Barack Obama's liberal interpretation of the bible is "a satanically inspired lie" which "has already cost close to sixty million bodies lost to abortion, untold numbers of good minds have been lost to godless academia’s hidden agenda. Character and what remains of the human heart have been hijacked by the morally repulsive trends of the pop-culture generations top voices and all that remains to be stolen and usurped is our very eternal destinies."

Arguing that St. Paul would disagree with Obama, he says that the President "is a pompous politician and former community organizer who prior to his run for president accomplished virtually nothing of any notable significance" who dismisses "the words of [St. Paul] as obscure and not worth taking seriously."

 


Vlogger David Levitz Offers Some Good Advice On How To Be Gay In College: VIDEO

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Back in 2012, YouTube vlogger David Levitz offered advice on how to be gay in high school.

Almost two years later, Levitz is back to offer tips on how to be gay in college.

This time around, he advises that new students should “join student groups and once again not necessarily LGBT student groups” and stay safe when going out to clubs.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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50 UK Schools Teaching Homosexuality Is A Choice

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While the Trojan Horse investigation into an alleged Muslim plot to take over schools in Birmingham, England, has recently hit the headlines, less attention has been given to around fifty schools in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland that follow a strict "fundamentalist" Christian curriculum.

Those schools are currently listed as using a curriculum provided by U.S.-based Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) which teaches that homosexuality is a choice, that AIDS can be avoided through religion, that evolution is a lie, and that abortion is wrong.

The majority of institutions using the ACE curriculum are private Christian schools. Students at these schools do not study for British state exams and instead prepare for an International Christian Certificate of Education.

One ACE textbook states that:

“Some people mistakenly believe that an individual is born a homosexual and his attraction to those of the same sex is normal. Because extensive tests have shown that there is no biological difference between homosexuals and others, these tests seem to prove that homosexuality is a learned behaviour. The Bible teaches that homosexuality is sin. In Old Testament times, God commanded that homosexuals be put to death. Since God never commanded death for normal or acceptable actions, it is as unreasonable to say that homosexuality is normal as it is to say that murder or stealing is normal.”

According to ACE King of Kings School Headteacher Brenda Lewis, the textbooks are "a starting point not a finishing point. As Christians we believe the Bible and we believe what the Bible says, and it does say a number of those things, but we are not single-issue people and we teach our students to think for themselves and realise there are a vast number of issues.”

Speaking to the BBC, Ben Medlock, a co-founder of the SwiftKey smartphone keyboard app, who attended Victory Christian School in Bath said his experience had been "broadly positive".

"While my own faith has evolved significantly from the conservatism of my childhood, I do feel that the values of the school provided students with a positive - though inevitably flawed - framework in which to view the world and interact with those around them."

However, according to Jonny Scaramanga, a former student of the same school who campaigns against the ACE curriculum and writes the blog Leaving Fundamentalism, the school adopted a "fundamentalist attitude" to religion.  Scaramanga added:

"If you believed what they believed, you were Christian. If you believed anything else, you were not Christian."


Your Temporary Andy Signing Off...

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My time minding Towleroad has come to an end. I've spent the last four days doing my best to gather news, video and images that appeal to a gay sensibility and to present them in a way that would represent a not-too-jarring shift from how Andy would have presented them.

RACHEL-MADDOW-YEARBOOK-PHOTO A few issues I find myself drawn to would include gay rights, politics, stardom/fandom, copyright, the evolving status of privacy, popular culture and its impact beyond escapism, hot guys, how religion shapes/hinders gay issues, the concept of "post-gay" and the debate over barebacking. I think some of these were reflected in my posts.

Feel free to grade my work below. And if my grade was passing for you, I welcome you to visit my site Boy Culture, to friend me on Facebook and/or to follow me on Twitter.

Thank you for your comments throughout the week. The critical and the supportive were equally interesting, and I especially appreciated the heads-ups regarding typos and errors. I do regret that I was unable to locate the gay Colonel Sanders look-alike who was suggested by one commenter, but my interview with the lesbian Wendy's Hot 'n' Juicy girl is forthcoming...

P.S. I couldn't fit Rachel Maddow's high school yearbook photo anywhere else in time and didn't want to waste it.


My Third Detour On Towleroad

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Happy Independence Day, fellow Americans. Happy Sunday, everyone else. I'll be minding Towleroad in Andy's absence beginning tomorrow morning through the end of the day on Thursday. I plan to post regularly and will toss in some longer reads I've been working on as well. I look forward to your comments. Please feel free to send suggestions directly to me here.


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