Sexuality
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Methodists vote to uphold Biblical sexuality

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/27/19, 10:31 am

The United Methodist Church on Tuesday voted at its international conference in St. Louis, Mo., to apply its standards on Biblical marriage and sexuality more consistently throughout the denomination. The proposal, called the “Traditional Plan,” calls for better enforcement of existing church rules barring Methodist ministers from officiating same-sex weddings or being openly homosexual.

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Connecting the dots

Q&A | Assessing the interaction of adultery, no-fault divorce, LGBTQ trends, poverty, and church surrender 
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/27/19, 04:14 am

Patrick Henry College professor Stephen Baskerville is the author of Not Peace But a Sword: The Political Theology of the English Revolution. His most recent book, The New Politics of Sex: The Sexual Revolution, Civil Liberties, and the Growth of Governmental Power, brings a sword to some current debates. Here are edited excerpts of our interview.

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Vatican summit brings little hope for change

Family | The historic meeting kicks off with historically low expectations
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 2/22/19, 03:00 pm

Pope Francis opened a four-day summit at the Vatican Thursday on preventing clergy sexual abuse by demanding action, not just condemnation. But critics are skeptical the meetings will set a new course for the church, particularly because the narrow focus of the gathering may fail to address the root cause of the crisis.

Organizers decided to restrict the topic of the summit to the sexual abuse of minors, bypassing two glaring issues some argue should be on the agenda: the sexual abuse of adults, especially seminarians and nuns, and homosexuality among Catholic leaders.

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