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Check out this statment from The New York Times: "New research suggests that, even if you enjoy being by yourself, it just might kill you—or at least shorten your life."

Can you say, "It is not good for the man to be alone"?
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A little over 58 million babies have been aborted in America since January 22, 1973. Few of us have any idea how many “anythings” 58 million is. Here's something I did that might help us all to grasp the enormity of that number:
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When it comes to being a Christian, one of the hardest aspects of the nationwide gay marriage debate is the problem of judgment. Those who would support the movement look to Bible passages such as Matthew 7:1 that command against casting judgment on others, saying that Christians who condemn the movement as sinful are in the wrong. They would argue that being homosexual is such a big part of someone's identity that telling them that they are sinning and urging them not to act accordingly does not accord with Jesus' command to love others.

This understanding of such passages in the Bible, however, gives inadequate attention to biblical context.
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It's truly fascinating to see how quickly the Left went from denying slippery slopes to celebrating them.
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On Friday, Rod Dreher aptly expressed the situation of orthodox Christians as they face the consequences of the recent Supreme Court decision: Read More >
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I am seeing a smattering of posts from Christian friends digging up old articles (in some cases years old) about gay couples suing pastors, or mischaracterizing innocuous therapy articles as harbingers of a coming push to normalize pedophilia, or even treating the odd nutjob who wants to marry her cat as representative of what's to come.
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The next time someone tells you that Christians spend too much time and effort on sexual issues, and not enough on alleviating poverty, show that person this article. Here's a guy, writing in a major magazine, who wants to strip "organizations [including churches] that dissent from settled public policy on matters of race or sexuality" of their tax-exempt status -- even though he realizes that such organizations tend to take the lead in helping the poor: Read More >
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Turns out there's one thing left that Confederates are good for: to set a good example for SSM opponents, whose social status is now apparently even lower than theirs. Says Steven Petrow in the Washington Post:
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Friday's Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage was only hours old, and Facebook was newly awash in rainbow colors, when the first article went up about how success isn't all it's cracked up to be. Wrote Jodi Kantor in the New York Times
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Tom Gilson, who among many other duties is one of our regular columnists here at BreakPoint, has compiled a terrific list of "Top Christian Resources on the Marriage Debate," including links to books, articles, videos, and podcasts. Topics include "Defining Marriage," "Christians' Relationships with LGBT Persons," and "Religious Freedom." Some of our BreakPoint articles are included.
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How many high-profile pastors need to fall to sexual scandals before the Church wakes up? That's what Marvin Olasky asks at WORLD following the resignation of Coral Ridge Presbyterian's Tullian Tchividjian this week.

This one hits pretty close to home for me. Tchividjian pastored one of my home state's biggest churches, which also happens to be in my denomination (the PCA). Of course, he's been the center of more than his share of controversy lately, leaving The Gospel Coalition last year over doctrinal disagreements. But he retained tremendous influence, and was the face of Reformed faith for more Christians than I care to imagine. His fall is a serious blow to an already ailing movement, and nothing for any Christian to celebrate—no matter what their differences. Praise God, he does seem repentant.
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The Obergefell v. Hodges ruling was 5-4. At the Daily Signal, Ryan Anderson responds:

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Mark Wear at Christianity Today has a thoughtful exploration of the forgiveness demonstrated by the members of Emanuel AME Church. This is a tough topic and one that's hard for me to write about, as I personally am very bad at forgiveness. And we must always beware of imposing forgiveness on people as an expectation, rather than allowing God to guide them in that direction in His own time and way. (Recent sex abuse scandals among Christians have shown us the danger of forced forgiveness.) But as Wear says, as difficult as it is to understand,

"Dr. King and the Charleston families believed forgiveness and nonviolence are on the right side of history. They believed they would be served well on this earth by those tenets, but also that their reward is in heaven. And, clearly, they saw no conflict between forgiveness and full-throated, sacrificial advocacy for change. People so often underestimate the Christian conviction that the ends do not justify the means. The ultimate goal is not to achieve justice on this world, though we pursue that with all of our souls, but to be faithful to God. We believe, ultimately, that faithfulness is justice."
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Writing in The New Republic, Alexander Chee tries to envision a future where "sexuality is finally acknowledged as having no moral value except, perhaps, when it is ignored." He's so giddy over the idea of a world where sex, marriage, and family are completely divorced from each other, he misses a rather significant irony: Read More >
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Is it possible that a large percentage (possibly even a majority) of Americans are generally in favor of same-sex marriage, but against having it imposed on them by the Supreme Court? Allahpundit at the conservative Hot Air blog provides a helpful analysis of some puzzling poll results.
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