Is This All We Have: An Ashley Madison America…And A ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Church?

“Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” Hebrews 13:4

Years before the Supreme Court gave its opinion and ruled against natural marriage in 2015, the agenda was well underway to remove America’s moral anchors and replace them with humanism and hedonism. The goal of same sex “marriage” activists is not for gays and lesbians to be able to marry; the goal is to destroy the family unit and eliminate all marriage.

Much has been said about this intense battle in the public square over the definition of God-ordained marriage in America. What has not been discussed enough is the fact that for many decades, both men and women in the U.S. have struggled with everything from adultery and pornography to idolatry and lying.

We have loved pleasure more than God (2 Timothy 3:1-5); and as a result, we have pursued selfish gain. We have dishonored our parents (remember the rebellious 60s and 70s?), we have forgotten the Sabbath, and most of us at one point and time have taken the Lord’s name in vain. (omg!)

We’ve coveted our neighbor’s house, spouse, job or lifestyle; and we have either aborted our own babies (the Latin meaning of “fetus” is offspring), know someone who has, or approved of the murder of innocent life by our vote (Commandment #6)–all under the guise of choice, privacy, women’s health, feminist justice or reproductive freedom.

Our silence has had consequences.

The challenge is to address these issues within the ranks of Christianity. We cannot expect unbelievers to obey God’s laws; they need to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and put their trust in Him alone. Once their heart is changed by the power of the Holy Spirit, then their worldview, politics, and behaviors will change.

In the church, however, we often avoid confrontation and controversy. We idolize our athletes, celebrities, and political parties. We place so many things above the Lord our God, including activities and relationships, that we barely scrape a few minutes together to read a Scripture or mutter a quick prayer. We’re not setting the best example for the world, and this must change (Romans 12:2, Matthew 5:16).

In a recent survey, “State of Dating in America,” conducted by Christian Mingle and JDate, a majority of respondents say they would move in together before getting married. One revealing question was, “Would you have sex before marriage?” Eighty-seven percent said yes! Here’s the breakdown:
  • Yes. 63%
  • Yes, if I was in love. 19%
  • Yes, but only after we’re engaged. 5%
  • No. 13%

In an interview on the subject of religious freedom in America, I asked author Scott Alan Buss what he thought about the removal of another Ten Commandments monument – this one in Oklahoma. He replied:

We like the plaques; we just don’t like the Commandments.

In other words, we like the idea of publicly displaying monuments, but we’d rather not obey the Ten Commandments. Adultery and divorce, for example, are generally accepted by society, but have often been covered up or ignored within the church.

If the church is not much different from the world, we have a problem.

Remember the fallout from the Ashley Madison (dating site for married people) data breach a few months ago? Here is a company openly promoting and glorifying fornication by encouraging sin. Their motto is “Life is short – have an affair.” Apparently, even after hackers leaked data on its clients, Avid Life Media reported “hundreds of thousands of new users signed up for the Ashley Madison platform — including 87,596 women” in the weeks that followed.

Think about the 31 million users whose personal information was released in July. Many families were left to pick up the broken pieces of shattered relationships. In Matthew 5:28, Jesus said,everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

According to Ed Stetzer of Christianity Today, as many as 400 pastors, deacons, elders and church staff members were on the list–not a huge percentage, but a heart problem nonetheless. A few well-known pastors were exposed, leading to resignations, suspensions, and, in at least one case, suicide.

Now, if you’re not a Christian and you point to the hypocrisy of a small number of Christians as an excuse not to turn from your own sins and trust in Jesus, that won’t cut it when you stand before God on Judgment Day.

Before we address the epidemic of sexual promiscuity and moral confusion in our culture, including the lies the homosexual and transgender agenda promotes, it is imperative we first examine our own faith, turn from this world back to Jesus Christ if necessary, and strengthen our marriages. We cannot do this without denying ourselves and striving to love God with all our hearts.

“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” John 14:15


David Fiorazo is the author of The Cost of Our Silence.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by

A University Made Its Bathrooms Gender-Neutral, And Look What Immediately Happened

A trend has been raging in schools all across the western world, causing administrations to create “gender-neutral” bathrooms for students. With the trend still in its infancy, results are not yet fully realized; but one school, at least, has found that their trendy new bathroom idea is causing frightening problems for women.

Falling in line with the gay lobby-backed bathroom policy, the University of Toronto authorized its own “gender-neutral” bathrooms earlier this year. But now, the university has been forced to alter its well-meant policy because of the danger it is presenting to female students.

According to The Toronto Star, the University is re-evaluating its gender-neutral bathroom policy because several female students were victims of voyeurism and unwanted photography when they were filmed using the school’s showering facilities.

Toronto Police Const. Victor Kwong recently reported that at least two women saw a man’s hand holding a cell phone peaking over shower stalls and filming them or taking images of them as they showered. The police also noted that no suspects have been identified, and no arrests have been made.

As a result of the intrusion into the women’s privacy, the university closed several gender-neutral bathrooms and will be re-evaluating the whole policy in upcoming meetings.

“The purpose of this temporary measure is to provide a safe space for the women who have been directly impacted by the incidents of voyeurism and other students who may feel more comfortable in a single-gender washroom,” dean of students Melinda Scott said.

“The UC Residences continue to work in close collaboration with the Community Safety Office and Campus Police to ensure that the residences are a safe space for our students,” the school said in a statement.

This sort of incident is exactly what opponents of allowing men and women to intermingle in bathrooms warned about.

This trend of creating gender-neutral bathrooms isn’t relegated only to universities. High schools and other primary schools all across the United States have indulged in this trend to satisfy the gay lobby.

In one instance, a Missouri student demanded that his school allow him to use the girls’ gym locker room because he “identified” as a girl. The school began to move to satisfy the student to the complaints of parents.

In another case that occurred only weeks later, a school in Ohio also moved to institute the controversial bathroom policy. Complaints from parents were also raised in that case.

In the Ohio case, school administrators admitted that they initiated the policy to avoid lawsuits by gay groups.

h/t: YoungCons

She Was Made The World’s First Lesbian Bishop. Now She Wants Churches To Do THIS

The question of how accommodating churches should be toward other religions has risen sharply in importance over the past few years.

Eva Brunne was made the world’s first openly lesbian bishop by the church of Sweden back in 2009. She has a young son with her wife and fellow lesbian priest Gunilla Linden.

Brunne recently told a priest in Stockholm that he should remove all signs of the cross and have markings of the way to pray toward Mecca for the benefit of Muslim worshippers.

The church is the Seaman’s mission church, located in Stockholm’s eastern dockyards.

Brunne said she wanted a place where sailors of other faiths could come to pray.

She said that Muslim visitors to the church were “angels.”

In a post on her official blog, Brunne defended her idea, saying that to do otherwise would be “stingy towards people of other faiths”.

She also argued that airports and hospitals already have multi-faith prayer rooms, and it is time for the mission church in Stockholm to adapt.

Father Patrik Petterson, a priest active in the same parish as the mission church, took issue with Brunne’s views on his blog.

He said that the bishop’s words were “theologically unthinking,” and wrote: “Ignoring the rhetorical murmuring. The only argument bishop Eva really put forward in support of her view is ‘hospitality’… How do you respond to that? Not much of a basis for discussion, as one colleague put it. The theological, ecclesiological, pastoral and working issues are left untouched.”

The church director of the Seaman’s mission church stated: “I have no problem with Muslim or Hindu sailors coming here and praying. But I believe that we are a Christian church, so we keep the symbols. If I visit a mosque I do not ask them to take down their symbols. It’s my choice to go in there.”

What do you think of the bishop’s comments that crosses should be taken down and the way to Mecca marked in the Seaman’s church?

Parents Trying To Force A Christian School To Accept Their Child. Just 1 Problem…

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Because a private San Diego Christian school refuses to tolerate homosexuality, threats of lawsuits from a lesbian couple that believes that getting their way should trump the school’s religious principles are filling the air.

Mt. Erie Christian Academy, which takes not one nickel of support from the government, told two women the child they are raising could not attend kindergarten at the school because the women’s lifestyle conflicted with school rules.

The school’s handbook is very clear.

“On those occasions in which the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home is counter to or in opposition to the biblical lifestyle that the school teaches, the school reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a student,” the handbook said.

The handbook went on to be quite specific.

“This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, living in, condoning or supporting sexual immorality; practicing homosexual lifestyle or alternative gender identity; promoting such practices; or otherwise having the inability to support the moral principles of the school (Leviticus 20:13a; Romans 1:21-27; Matthew 19:4-6; I Corinthians 6:9-20),” the handbook read.

Despite this, the couple insists they have a right to get their way and force the school to admit the girl. They are mulling a lawsuit, and summoning the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups to support them.

San Diego attorney Eugene Iredale has already fired a volley that says this case is not about one school and one child, but the wider issue of the free exercise of religion in America.

“If you have a religion that believed in human sacrifice or amputation of the arm or the hand for theft, would we permit that in the interest of permitting the free practice of one’s religion? I don’t think so, and one could argue that psychologically… this is as devastating to the little 5-year-old girl as some of those other vicious practices,” he said.

The school has offered limited comment; but in a message to parents, it signaled its intention to resist.

“We stand firmly behind our board’s decision and ask that you support us through this time. We may receive some backlash from those who do not respect our Biblical perspective, however we will continue to provide a Christian education,” the message said.

h/t: The National Review

Watch: ‘The View’s’ Gay Co-Host Asks 2016 GOP Hopeful 1 Question About Marriage, Instantly Gets Shut Down

On Wednesday’s episode of The View, Rick Santorum was asked by Raven-Symoné “Why can we not have equal marriage rights?”

Santorum answered the question with apparent conviction. He said, “The greater purpose of marriage that society has always valued is to bring men and women together so when they have children, there’s a permanent bond by which those children can be raised by their natural mother and natural father.”

Current research supports Santorum’s statements in the following ways.

Children of homosexual parents, compared to children raised by their biological parents:

  • Are much more likely to have received welfare
  • Have lower educational attainment
  • Report less safety and security in their family of origin
  • Report more ongoing “negative impact” from their family of origin
  • Are more likely to suffer from depression
  • Have been arrested more often
  • If they are female, have had more sexual partners–both male and female

When Raven-Symoné added that same-sex couples can and do have children who are healthy, Santorum responded, “Historically, and I think sociologically, if you look at today, is in the best interest of that child to be raised by their natural mother and their natural father.”

Santorum’s statements reflect the statistical findings reported by the Family Research Council, which summarized a recent study published in the journal Social Science Research;

Children of lesbian mothers:

  • Are more likely to be currently cohabiting
  • Are almost 4 times more likely to be currently on public assistance
  • Are less likely to be currently employed full-time
  • Are more than 3 times more likely to be unemployed
  • Are nearly 4 times more likely to identify as something other than entirely heterosexual
  • Are 3 times as likely to have had an affair while married or cohabiting
  • Are an astonishing 10 times more likely to have been “touched sexually by a parent or other adult caregiver”
  • Are nearly 4 times as likely to have been “physically forced” to have sex against their will
  • Are more likely to have “attachment” problems related to the ability to depend on others
  • Use marijuana more frequently
  • Smoke more frequently
  • Watch TV for long periods more frequently
  • Have more often pled guilty to a non-minor offense

Raven-Symoné’s question may not seem relevant given the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, coupled with the reality that same-sex couples have been raising children for many years under the protection of the law to do so. But the question does demonstrate Santorum’s personal convictions, important to note in an election year.

Santorum is still in the race for president but only has 1 percent in the polls, yet he remains hopeful of a win in Iowa.

In light of the current research, do you believe, like Rick Santorum, that it’s healthier to be raised by one’s biological parents or homosexual parents?