Obama: Sermon on the Mount supports gay civil unions

Yesterday, the Baptist Press ran a story on Barack Obama’s position on civil unions. In short, Obama says that his reading of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount leads him to support civil unions for homosexuals. Here he is in his own words:

“I believe in civil unions that allow a same-sex couple to visit each other in a hospital or transfer property to each other. I don’t think it should be called marriage, but I think that it is a legal right that they should have that is recognized by the state. If people find that controversial, then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount, which I think is, in my mind, for my faith, more central than an obscure passage in Romans. That’s my view. But we can have a respectful disagreement on that.” Continue Reading →

Barack Obama’s Audacity of Infanticide

When I wrote my previous post about Obama’s refusal to defend infant survivors of abortion, I didn’t know that former Senator Rick Santorum had just penned an opinion editorial on the same subject. Santorum uses language that is even stronger than mine. He writes:

‘Let’s be clear about what Obama did, once in 2003 and twice before that. He effectively voted for infanticide. He voted to allow doctors to deny medically appropriate treatment or, worse yet, actively kill a completely delivered living baby. Infanticide – I wonder if he’ll add this to the list of changes in his next victory speech and if the crowd will roar: “Yes, we can.”‘

Read the rest here:

“The Elephant in the Room: Obama: A harsh ideologue hidden by a feel-good image” – by Rick Santorum (Philadelphia Inquirer)

(HT: Justin Taylor)

Obama’s Barbaric Record on Abortion

The delegate-rich primaries of Texas and Ohio will happen tomorrow, and the remaining candidates have been campaigning as hard as they can in the final days before the vote. I live in Texas and have been seeing a flurry of television ads in the last week or so.

I’ve also gotten telephone calls from the McCain, Huckabee, and Obama campaigns. Last week my answering machine had a pre-recorded message from Barack Obama himself. Earlier today, the Huckabee campaign called with a pre-recorded “push-poll.”

But the most interesting phone-call I have received was one that came about 8:45pm on Sunday evening. It wasn’t a pre-recorded message. There was a live voice on the other end of the line, and he was calling to drum-up support for Barack Obama. The conversation went something like this. Continue Reading →


The Telegraph in London reports that an artist in Great Britain killed herself after aborting her twins when she was eight weeks pregnant. Her suicide note read as follows:

“I should never have had an abortion. I see now I would have been a good mum. . . I told everyone I didn’t want to do it, even at the hospital. I was frightened, now it is too late. I died when my babies died. I want to be with my babies: they need me, no-one else does.”


Emasculated English

Did you know that if you have ever substituted “he or she” for generic “he,” then you have been made the accomplice of feminist propaganda? That is precisely what David Gelernter argues in his must-read article “Feminism and the English Language: Can the damage to our mother tongue be undone?” Among other things, he says that feminist idealogues have pushed generic masculines out of English style manuals and have made it a cultural sin to use them at all. Continue Reading →

Robbie Sagers and Friends on Elmer Gantry

My friend Robbie Sagers commented on the fictional character Elmer Gantry on NPR’s “All Things Considered” this week. He contributes along with two other students from Southern Seminary, Jenny Clark and Philip Bethancourt. You can read about and access the audio here, or you can listen below.


(HT: Russell Moore)

William F. Buckley, R.I.P.

The New York Times reports:

‘William F. Buckley Jr., who marshaled polysyllabic exuberance, famously arched eyebrows and a refined, perspicacious mind to elevate conservatism to the center of American political discourse, died Wednesday at his home in Stamford, Conn.

‘Mr Buckley, 82, suffered from diabetes and emphysema, his son Christopher said, although the exact cause of death was not immediately known. He was found at his desk in the study of his home, his son said. “He might have been working on a column,” Mr. Buckley said.’

Here’s the rest: “William F. Buckley Jr. Is Dead at 82.

See also the AP story: “William F. Buckley Jr. Dies at 82.”

Can You Affirm the Bible and Egalitarianism?

Wade Burleson is a Baptist pastor in Enid, Oklahoma who recently observed that both complementarians and evangelical egalitarians profess to have a high view of scripture. Burleson also noted a comment made by complementarian author Mary Kassian that evangelical feminists “compromise” the Bible—a comment which appears on the home page of the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Continue Reading →

Tommy Nelson on the 60’s

Pastor Tommy Nelson says that the 1960’s were the best of times and the worst of times. He also says that understanding the philosophical and theological questions driving the upheavals of that decade is essential for the Christian to understand—like “the sons of Issachar, men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do” (1 Chronicles 12:32). This particular series is a bit of a departure for Nelson, who is a consistent and tenacious verse-by-verse expositor of scripture. Continue Reading →

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