At evangelical colleges, a shifting attitude toward gay students

Mar 30, 2013 Full story: WTAE-TV Pittsburgh 37

Combing through prayer requests in a Wheaton College chapel in 2010, then-junior Benjamin Matthews decided to do something "absurdly unsafe." He posted a letter on a public forum bulletin board near students' post office boxes.

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Easton

Pekin, IL

#1 Mar 30, 2013
No Christian can ever support what God condemns:

Leviticus 18:22 - You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
Leviticus 20:13 - If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.
Romans 1:26-27 - For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
I Corinthians 6:9(NIV)- Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
I Timothy 1:8-11 (NASB)- "But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted."
Jude 1:6-7 (NASB)- And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day, just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.
Tea Bag Residue Cleanup

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Mar 30, 2013
Easton wrote:
No Christian can ever support what God....Leviticus 18:22
You do not adhere to Levitycuss yourself and I missed the part where you got your panties bunched over those who covet or take the lord's name in vain or disrespect their parents.

You're mentally ill is all. Same old, same old. And you're never getting better, bigot. Ever.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#4 Mar 30, 2013
Easton wrote:
No Christian can ever support what God condemns:
Leviticus 18:22 - You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
Leviticus 20:13 - If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.
Romans 1:26-27 - For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
I Corinthians 6:9(NIV)- Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
I Timothy 1:8-11 (NASB)- "But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted."
Jude 1:6-7 (NASB)- And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day, just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.
Homophobia is a religious disease that causes homophobes to physically and verbally assault strangers
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Banning religion is the only way to stop homophobia

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#5 Mar 30, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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Homophobia is a religious disease that causes homophobes to physically and verbally assault strangers
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Banning religion is the only way to stop homophobia
LOL

How do you "ban religion" ?

(Especially when religion is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution ?)

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#6 Mar 30, 2013
Fortunately we are not all christians and most of us do not subscribe to Hebrew mythology.

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#7 Mar 30, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL
How do you "ban religion" ?
(Especially when religion is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution ?)
It is 'enshrined' in the Constitution only in the sense that each person is guaranteed the freedom to follow the religion of his/her choice -- provided its practices do not violate US laws. We are also guaranteed the right to have NO religion if we so choose.

We can only 'ban' religion by deliberately excluding it from our own lives and guarding against its harmful effects. This is not always easy as many religionists are so totally in one's face, but for those of us who have suffered hardship under the christian religion, it does get better, and in time one learns to lead a normal life, free from the threats of hellfire and condemnation.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#8 Mar 31, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL
How do you "ban religion" ?
(Especially when religion is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution ?)
That's easy
.
Torture them like they tortured Jesus
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#9 Mar 31, 2013
According to Jesus; religious straights and homophobes don't get to make the rules for gay people
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Never have; never will
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In the same lesson Jesus exempts from adultery: men who have no natural attraction to women
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Here's Jesus:
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++++++++++
Matthew 19:9> "And I say vnto you, Whosoeuer shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away, doth commit adultery."
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Matthew 19:10> His disciples say vnto him, "If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marrie."
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Matthew 19:11> But hee said vnto them, "All men cannot receiue this saying, saue they to whom it is giuen."
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Matthew 19:12> "For there are some Eunuches, which were so borne from their mothers wombe: and there are some Eunuches, which were made Eunuches of men: and there be Eunuches, which haue made themselues Eunuches for the kingdome of heauens sake. He that is able to receiue it, let him receiue it."
++++++++++
http://www.well.com/user/aquarius/

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#10 Mar 31, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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That's easy
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Torture them like they tortured Jesus
That's not a nice thing to say. Like millions of Americans, I'm a church-going Christian and I take my Faith seriously. And one of teh bedrock principles our nation was founded is Freedom Of Relion which is EXACTLY WHY it is enshrined in our Bill Of Rights.

So many of you socilaist dems and libs are so damn hypocritical as you are always yelling about "tolerance" EXCEPT when it comes to peple of Faith such as myself.

And being gay AND being religious are NOT mutually exclusive as some of you idiots here believe. You people are really a disgrace and proud of your hypocrisy !
Cole

Romania

#11 Mar 31, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
That's not a nice thing to say. Like millions of Americans, I'm a church-going Christian and I take my Faith seriously. And one of teh bedrock principles our nation was founded is Freedom Of Relion which is EXACTLY WHY it is enshrined in our Bill Of Rights.
So many of you socilaist dems and libs are so damn hypocritical as you are always yelling about "tolerance" EXCEPT when it comes to peple of Faith such as myself.
And being gay AND being religious are NOT mutually exclusive as some of you idiots here believe. You people are really a disgrace and proud of your hypocrisy !
Well said!

Since: Mar 07

The entire US of A

#12 Mar 31, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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That's easy
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Torture them like they tortured Jesus
I have done nothing to warrant being tortured. Neither has my wife, or my kids.
Jade

Pekin, IL

#13 Mar 31, 2013
Quest wrote:
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I have done nothing to warrant being tortured. Neither has my wife, or my kids.
You are of course a hateful anti-Christian bigot trying to disenfranchise other Americans on the legal definition of marriage.

What can't you pay your own way in this world?
Anonymous

Ironton, OH

#14 Mar 31, 2013
Umninimuzi wrote:
<quoted text>It is 'enshrined' in the Constitution only in the sense that each person is guaranteed the freedom to follow the religion of his/her choice -- provided its practices do not violate US laws. We are also guaranteed the right to have NO religion if we so choose.

We can only 'ban' religion by deliberately excluding it from our own lives and guarding against its harmful effects. This is not always easy as many religionists are so totally in one's face, but for those of us who have suffered hardship under the christian religion, it does get better, and in time one learns to lead a normal life, free from the threats of hellfire and condemnation.
Oh but there will be a Judgement Day ....

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#15 Mar 31, 2013
740democrat wrote:
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Oh but there will be a Judgement Day ....
It's correctly spelled "Judgment". MY GOD ! Can't you spell a simple word correctly ?! ESPECIALLY one of God's words ?!
achyfi

Arlington, MA

#16 Mar 31, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
That's not a nice thing to say. Like millions of Americans, I'm a church-going Christian and I take my Faith seriously. And one of teh bedrock principles our nation was founded is Freedom Of Relion which is EXACTLY WHY it is enshrined in our Bill Of Rights.
So many of you socilaist dems and libs are so damn hypocritical as you are always yelling about "tolerance" EXCEPT when it comes to peple of Faith such as myself.
And being gay AND being religious are NOT mutually exclusive as some of you idiots here believe. You people are really a disgrace and proud of your hypocrisy !
You tell 'em!*applauds you*
Anonymous

Ironton, OH

#17 Mar 31, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>It's correctly spelled "Judgment". MY GOD ! Can't you spell a simple word correctly ?! ESPECIALLY one of God's words ?!
Well look it up in the dictionary !!!!! It can be spelled judgment OR JUDGEMENT ..SO THERE...I PREFER THE PROFESSIONAL LOOK...
Lilith_Satans_Wh o_re

Bellevue, WA

#18 Mar 31, 2013
740democrat wrote:
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Well look it up in the dictionary !!!!! It can be spelled judgment OR JUDGEMENT ..SO THERE...I PREFER THE PROFESSIONAL LOOK...
is that like the day the big bad wolf shows up and blows your house down or like when the wolf eats grandma... god i love sharing each others mythical fairytales

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#19 Mar 31, 2013
740democrat wrote:
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Well look it up in the dictionary !!!!! It can be spelled judgment OR JUDGEMENT ..SO THERE...I PREFER THE PROFESSIONAL LOOK...
It is a word I am careful to always spell correctly, but even so, I consulted 2 dictionaries before making that post, and both say it is spelled "judgment". And I have never seen the word in a book, magazine, or other professiionally-produced manuscript spelled "judgement'. That word is a misspelling.

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#20 Apr 1, 2013
Two christians fighting over the spelling of a word. Why don't you take your fight elsewhere and leave the rest of us in peace. We have no interest in your judgment day, nor in the hateful genocide committed by your god(s) according to the mythological Biblical record. You have the nerve to accuse non-christians of being intolerant while comdemning them to Hell for not believing as you do!! If that's not the epitome of hypocrisy I don't know what is!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#21 Apr 1, 2013
Umninimuzi wrote:
Two christians fighting over the spelling of a word. Why don't you take your fight elsewhere and leave the rest of us in peace. We have no interest in your judgment day, nor in the hateful genocide committed by your god(s) according to the mythological Biblical record. You have the nerve to accuse non-christians of being intolerant while comdemning them to Hell for not believing as you do!! If that's not the epitome of hypocrisy I don't know what is!
Christians do not condemn anyone to Hell.

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