Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Morning News

I was checking the local news and weather this morning and noticed that these two articles were in the top news stories on

This first one I actually saw on the news last night after American Idol. A local Catholic school has denied admission to a student because his parents are a lesbian couple. They had made their way through most of the process, ordered his uniforms, attended open houses, and when it seemed like everything was in order - the school called and advised they would not be allowing him to attend and told them why. Read about the situation by clicking here.

The second story I saw this morning. This story is about an evangelical minister who was gay and struggled balancing that with his faith. Now married to a woman and having a family with 2 biological and 2 adopted children, he has started a nationwide ministry movement in an attempt to change how churches react and accept homosexual Christians. Read more about this man and his ministry by clicking here.

I'm not going to get into anything other than throwing that interesting pair of news stories out there. I found it incredibly striking that they were both listed in the top stories this morning.

"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." - Matthew 22:36-40


SilverNeurotic said...

Personally I think it's a GOOD thing that those stories made the top news. Equality is extremely important in our culture, and as quite a few Americans take their faith seriously-and the Christian/Catholic church is notorious for speaking out AGAINST gay rights-these news stories are pivotal in beginning discussions, gaining attention and hopefully the LBGT population will finally begin seeing a least in their places of worship.

Steve Athanas said...

To SilverNeurotic: Please understand the VAST difference between the Catholic and Christian churches. While there are some unwavering truths to which we both ascribe (Christ's holy life and His redemptive death on the cross and resurrection, etc.) there are many differences between Catholic and Protestant Christian churches. As a Protestant myself, I find the Catholic faith having deviated a bit from Christ's commandment of love.

Not arguing anything other than don't lump Catholics and all Christians together.

"In Essentials, Unity; in Non-essentials, Liberty; in All Things, Charity,"

Laura Haven said...

Agreed. Love is the greatest commandment! That is what is being lost sometimes in churches regarding this issue.