For me, reviewing a movie based on religious document is much like reporting on any other film. Although I am not a believer in any god, when it comes to movies, of which I happen to be a big fan, I hold no bias artistically speaking. This past week I went to see…Continue
Warning Signs Everywhere
Christianity's reputation is declining especially among young Americans, concludes a study by evangelical Christian researcher, George Barna. Recent research by The Barna Group conducted among 16- to 29-year-olds shows that the new…Continue
And Then, There's the Bible
Homosexuality has been condemned by religious leaders for centuries. For many, homophobia is a prejudice largely created and sustained by the scriptures of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Citing the Bible as the ultimate proof-source, many may find that it is not as clear as one might think on the subject.
Essentially, there are seven biblical passages cited by Christians to…Continue
Same Sex Marriage
There is probably no other issue that highlights the Black Church's view of homosexuality than same-sex marriages. A recent Pew study indicated that the Black Church community was more opposed to these marriages than other communities, including Southern white evangelicals. The…Continue
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Let the Church be Recognized
Talking about homosexuals without mentioning religion is impossible. As with many other subjects, the church unfailingly injects itself into a social issue, launching an already difficult situation into the…Continue
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The Looming Specter of AIDS
Bigotry against homosexuals in the black community contributes greatly to the AIDS epidemic. Today, AIDS drifts in and out of the top position as the number one killer of African…
Gays in the Community
In many ways, the discrimination against gays brings about reminders of how whites tried to move away from blacks once segregation brought newly minted Negroes to the neighborhood. The media labeled the phenomena as "white fright, white flight."