If churches across the United States have doubted whether or not they should be affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America [BSA], a resolution passed on Monday may provide some clarity on that decision. Following on the heels of a monumental change two years ago that permitted open and avowed gay youth to become members, the BSA has now officially lifted the ban on openly-gay Scout leaders. The decision also extends to staff members.
Is it legal to carry weapons openly on school campuses? You’re probably thinking, “Of course not—not in this day and age!” And you would be right…if we were talking about firearms or other deadly weapons. In most areas of the country, it is illegal to carry weapons, openly or concealed, anywhere on a school campus. Today, however, we aren’t talking about firearms; we are talking about the “weapon” of the Bible, referred to in Scripture as a “two-edged sword.”
Homeschooling is on the rise all over the country. While once a predominately faith-based (primarily Christian) movement, the community of homeschoolers has expanded and broadened to include virtually every religious and non-religious group in America. In fact, homeschooling now represents one of the fastest-growing movements in the country, and it is expanding to include families of every ethnic background and socio-economic status. So why are parents choosing this option? What benefits do they see over sending their children to public or private school?
As many expected, the U.S. Supreme Court today handed down its decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, deciding 5-4 that homosexuals have a constitutionally-protected 14th amendment equal right to marry. The decision requires that as of today, all 50 states must permit gay marriage and must recognize gay marriages performed in other states.
What does this mean for Christians?