Ethical & Social Issues Homosexuality

Premarital Relationships

Rev. Wayne Mueller In a bygone era, when people were still ashamed to talk about it (Ephesians 5:12), it was called cohabitation. Today’s terms are more unashamedly descriptive: living together, shacking up, living in. Still, these more picturesque terms are…

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Homosexuality

Rev. Wayne D. Mueller It was a painful silence. Judy and her parents sat motionless, speechless. How could this happen in their family? Judy and her brother had gone to church together, attended Sunday school and taught vacation Bible school….

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Homosexuality: Sin or Orientation?

Pastor Thomas H. Trapp Our lifestyle is not judged on the basis of some genetic connection, but we are judged on the basis of God’s commandments. In Letters to the Editor of a large university student newspaper, a man wrote,…

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Sodom: Inhospitality?

Rev. Thomas H. Trapp Many mainline Christian churches are defending the homosexual lifestyle, but God’s Word clearly calls homosexuality a sin. Never in the history of the Christian Church have avowed Christian congregations affirmed homosexuality as a God-pleasing lifestyle –…

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When Someone Says, I’m Homosexual

Rev. Thomas H. Trapp To witness to the truth, we must love unconditionally while we share God’s Word. How do you respond to a close friend or family member who is struggling with homosexuality? Or how do you answer a…

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Transformed

By Rev. Robert Fleischmann, National Director, Christian Life Resources “I sure miss kindergarten.” I know you have heard or read these words from me before. The older I get the more I miss the simplicity of life that I enjoyed…

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Gay Marriage and the Christian Response

Pastor Robert Fleischmann, National Director, Christian Life Resources Homosexual Practices Condemned Within the Jewish and Christian teachings, there have been strong judgments against homosexual activity. In the Old Testament, we have the account of Sodom and Gomorrah. Of pertinence to…

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Human Sexuality

Rev. Wayne Mueller What do the words crime, innuendo, molestation, bias, misconduct, discrimination, overtones, violence, and perversion have in common? They all follow the adjective “sexual” in today’s news reports. There is something especially repulsive about sexual sins. St. Paul…

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Decent Sex [5-Part Series]

Part 1: Man’s Word on Sex The words people use to describe sex and sexual activity already betray much about the way they feel. On the one hand are words that reveal ignorance, confusion and hurt. We hear words like…

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Gay Marriage Commentary

Rev. Robert Fleischmann, National Director, CLR Gay marriage is the moral issue “flavor of the month.” We have had a few: abortion, assisted suicide (euthanasia), promiscuity, divorce, embryo destruction, cloning, gay rights, drug abuse, etc. For the most part the…

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Defending Traditional Marriage Is an Act of Love

Rev. Robert Fleischmann, National Director of Christian Life Resources [The following is an adaptation of a bulletin insert created by Christian Life Resources for use by congregations everywhere. The insert can be downloaded here.] A child, however, who had no…

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Tell the Truth

By Rev. Robert Fleischmann, National Director of Christian Life Resources Why Are We Here? Christian Life Resources (CLR) was never a ministry about convincing pro-life people to be pro-life. Though we serve all people, we are doctrinally aligned with the…

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Retransforming Transgender Views

By Athanasius P. Hasselbrook “We would pay for her breast removal surgery as a graduation present, she could take testosterone over the summer, and she could go to college as a boy. –Parents of a 17-year-old transboy.”[1] “He may refer to himself…

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Look at What is Coming

Pastor Robert Fleischmann In 2011 Mariette Buntjens was a patient suffering from metastatic cancer at a Roman Catholic nursing home in Diest, Belgium. Buntjens requested euthanasia but the nursing home refused on obvious religious grounds. Her family brought her home…

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CLR’s Official Positions and Thoughts to Ponder on Life and Family Issues

Abortion Human life exists already at conception. It is a gift from God. He also reserves for himself the authority to take human life. Aborting an unborn child for any reason, other than to preserve a human life, is a…

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