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Gay Marriage Is Forcing Us to Get Straight on the Old Testament

| January 29, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Recently I wrote a blog post on why Christians don’t stone people to death. I then wrote a 4-part series on how Christians should apply the Torah (first five books of the Old Testament). What do these posts have to do with gay marriage? In a nutshell, Christians are quoting from […]

Is It Hateful to Say that Homosexual Behavior Is Sinful?

| December 21, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  This whole Phil Robertson (Duck Dynasty) thing has me very confused. I see person after person claiming that what Phil Robertson said about homosexual behavior being sinful was hateful. Hateful? Really? I used to think that hate was wishing evil upon another person. I am really struggling to understand how Phil […]

What Questions Must Marriage Revisionists Answer? Part 2

| October 2, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  If marriage revisionists want to reject the conjugal view of marriage and decouple marriage completely from human biology and sexual reproduction, then they need to answer some questions about the revisionist view. Robert George, Ryan Anderson, and Sherif Girgis, in their seminal paper on marriage, pose three challenges to marriage revisionists. In part 1 we dealt with […]

What Questions Must Marriage Revisionists Answer? Part 1

| September 30, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  If marriage revisionists want to reject the conjugal view of marriage and decouple marriage completely from human biology and sexual reproduction, then they need to answer some questions about the revisionist view. Robert George, Ryan Anderson, and Sherif Girgis, in their seminal paper on marriage, pose three challenges to marriage revisionists. First, […]

What Are the Two Competing Views of Marriage?

| September 25, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt Marriage traditionalists hold what might be called the conjugal view of marriage. As explained by Robert George, Ryan Anderson, and Sherif Girgis in their seminal paper on marriage, the conjugal view defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman who make a permanent and exclusive commitment to each […]

Are Christians Against Gay People?

| September 20, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  It seems that Christians are against gay people, based mostly on our responses to same-sex marriage proponents. Since many Christians are fighting same-sex marriage, then it is understandable that it seems that we are anti-gay. The truth, however, is that no Bible-believing Christian can be against gay people. I myself have […]

Are You Progressive, Conservative, or Libertarian?

| September 6, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt Arnold Kling, in his book The Three Languages of Politics, argues that there are three dominant political viewpoints: progressive, conservative, and libertarian. Each of these three view the world along completely different axes. Kling explained these three axes in an interview with economist Russ Roberts: So what I claim is that […]

Why Are French Citizens Protesting Same-Sex Marriage?

| February 15, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Several weeks ago some 800,000 French citizens took to the streets to protest the legalization of same-sex marriage. How can this be? Aren’t the French emblematic of secular, liberal, European values? Why are so many of the French opposing same-sex marriage? According to Jim Daly, in his article which describes the […]

What Are the Best Arguments for Traditional Marriage? #8 Post of 2012

| December 14, 2012

Post Author: Bill Pratt The citizens of North Carolina voted Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 61% to 39% in favor of adding an amendment to the state constitution that re-affirms the traditional view of marriage between one man and one woman.  Even though this was an overwhelming victory, it still saddens me that so many people […]

Are Children Worse Off When Raised in Same-Sex Homes? #9 Post of 2012

| December 12, 2012

Post Author: Bill Pratt Traditional marriage advocates have often argued that children are better off when they are raised by their married biological mother and biological father.  The data is overwhelmingly in favor of married parents as opposed to single parents. Those who support gay marriage almost always counter this data by saying that single […]

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