Liberty University Student Editor Raises Concern After Calling for ‘Common Ground’ With Homosexuals

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Liberty University Student Editor Raises Concern After Calling for ‘Common Ground’ With Homosexuals.

LYNCHBURG, Va. – An editor of Liberty University’s student newspaper is raising concern after releasing an article that calls upon Christians and homosexuals to find “common ground.”

“Common ground is what makes the world continue to move, grow and advance,” wrote Tre Goins-Phillips, opinion editor of The Liberty Champion, named after the university’s motto “Training Champions for Christ.”

His comments were in response to an opinion piece written by Apple’s Tim Cook and published by Bloomberg Businessweek, in which Cook came out as a homosexual.

“While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now,” he wrote. “So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.”

“Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be…

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Federal Judge Upholds New Jersey’s Ban on Conversion Therapy for Gay Minors

Figures.

A federal judge upheld a New Jersey law that prohibits conversion therapy for minors.

U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson of the District of New Jersey rejected the second lawsuit against the law to be brought before the court.

Wolfson ruled last Wednesday in Doe v. Christie that the unnamed parents and their minor child who filed suit against the law did not have their rights violated by the therapy ban.

“Plaintiffs Jack and Jane Doe contend that their fundamental right to care for their son, John Doe, is infringed … because it prevents them from making decisions concerning their child’s mental, emotional and physical health,” wrote Wolfson.

“Plaintiffs provide no case law or other authority in support of the proposition that Jack and Jane Doe’s fundamental parental rights encompass the right to choose for their son any medical treatment they desire.”

State forbid that parents be allowed to decide what’s in the best interest for their own children!

Uganda Court Declares Anti-‘Gay-Rights’ Law ‘Null and Void’

No doubt under foreign pressure…

A court in Uganda on Friday declared an anti-gay bill “null and void.” Pastor Rick Warren of California’s Saddleback Church and several human rights groups had condemned the bill as draconian. Supporters of the law blamed the ruling on pressure from U.S. President Barack Obama.

A panel of five judges at Uganda’s Constitutional Court invalidated the bill on Friday, saying the parliamentary at the time of its passing lacked a quorum, according to The Associated Press.

The measure passed the parliament in December after a death penalty clause was dropped, but it criminalized the promotion of homosexuality and required citizens to denounce to the police anyone suspected of being gay. It was signed into law earlier this year.

The speaker of parliament could not have allowed a vote on the measure as there were at least three objections, one of which came from the country’s prime minister, over a lack of a quorum when the bill was passed Dec. 20, the court pointed out.

“The speaker was obliged to ensure that there was a quorum,” the ruling said. “We come to the conclusion that she acted illegally.”

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the court’s decision a “victory for the rule of law.”

“He pays tribute to all those who contributed to this step forward, particularly the human rights activists in Uganda who spoke out at great personal risk,” a UN statement said, referring to Ki-moon.

The state may appeal the ruling in the Supreme Court, or lawmakers can still bring in another anti-gay bill.

Those in favor of the anti-gay legislation alleged that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni may be behind the court’s ruling.

Museveni will lead a delegation to the United States, which was against the bill, next week.

“This ruling has got nothing to do with the will of the people,” Martin Ssempa, a prominent Ugandan cleric, was quoted as saying. “Unfortunately, it has everything to do with pressure from Barack Obama and the homosexuals of Europe.”

Pastor Warren earlier released a video he sent to Uganda’s pastors amid rumors that he supported the law.

“While we can never deny or water down what God’s Word clearly teaches about sexuality, at the same time the church must stand to protect the dignity of all individuals — as Jesus did and commanded all of us to do,” Warren said in the video.

“Jesus reaffirmed what Moses wrote that marriage is intended to be between one man and one woman committed to each other for life,” Warren said, and then added, “Jesus also taught us that the greatest commandment is to love our neighbors as ourselves.”

I want to know, why is Rick Warren bothering to take a stance on what Uganda does, instead of ignoring it?

And why is he siding with Obama in this?

Again, he could just have said nothing…

Study finds that gay parents are more likely to raise gay kids

WINTERY KNIGHT

A peer-reviewed study about gay parents raising gay kids in AOL News.

Excerpt:

Walter Schumm knows what he’s about to do is unpopular: publish a study arguing that gay parents are more likely to raise gay children than straight parents. But the Kansas State University family studies professor has a detailed analysis that past almost aggressively ideological researchers never had.

[…]His study on sexual orientation, out next month, says that gay and lesbian parents are far more likely to have children who become gay. “I’m trying to prove that it’s not 100 percent genetic,” Schumm tells AOL News.

His study is a meta-analysis of existing work. First, Schumm extrapolated data from 10 books on gay parenting… [and] skewed his data so that only self-identified gay and lesbian children would be labeled as such.

This is important because sometimes Schumm would come across a passage of children of gay parents…

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Brendan Eich forced to step down from position as CEO of Mozilla, just because he donated money to California’s Prop. 8 campaign

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The company that he, the inventor of JavaScript, helped found, clearly no longer wanted him, due to pressure from people on social media, as well as OK Cupid’s protest.

The chief executive of Mozilla – the company best known for its Firefox browser – has stepped down.

Brendan Eich was appointed just last month but came in for heavy criticism for his views on same-sex marriage.

Mozilla’s executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker announced the decision in a blog post.

“Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it,” she wrote.

“We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves.

“We didn’t act like you’d expect Mozilla to act. We didn’t move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. We’re sorry. We must do better.”

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