Gender and Sexuality News Roundup (three/12/19) – CBMW


One mission of CBMW is to support Christians assume by way of secular and ecclesial trends on gender and sexuality. By way of this operate, we pore more than a lot of distinct news reports and articles as we try to wade by way of the ceaseless flow of info on the internet. In our weekly Gender and Sexuality News Roundups, we aim to distill some of the much more pertinent info for you.

The articles beneath are from a wide range of sectors and publications, organized usually into 3 categories. They are presented in aggregate, not necessarily endorsed.

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New particulars of former SBTS prof’s resignation alleged, Baptist Press (David Roach and Shawn Hendricks)

“Nine months just after Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor David Sills resigned for undisclosed factors, a lady has released a statement of allegations such as particulars of what she says was a morally inappropriate connection with Sills for much more than a decade, starting when she was a Southern Seminary student…Lyell decided to make her allegations public, she stated, when she ‘learned that Dr. Sills had been appointed as a missionary with a non-SBC missions agency.’ ‘I now comprehend that regardless of SBTS handling the predicament justly and as I asked — with no stating the purpose for his resignation — it led to the precise sort of situation the SBC is now attempting to avoid,’ she said”

Ga. pastor repents, church fires accused employees member, Baptist Press (David Roach)

“A Georgia pastor has confirmed the termination of a church employees member who allegedly ‘admitted to assaulting quite a few young individuals years ago.’ The pastor also apologized to the Southern Baptist Convention and SBC President J.D. Greear for possessing ‘failed my duty as a pastor in not taking action sooner.’”

Pro-LGBT churches not leaving UMC just but, advocacy groups say, The Christian Post (Michael Gryboski)

“Jan Lawrence, executive director of the Reconciling Ministries Network, which has hundreds of churches affiliated with them, told The Christian Post that leaving the denomination is not becoming regarded as. ‘We do not know of any churches at present discussing exit. We are encouraging our churches not to go over leaving at this point,’ explained Lawrence.”

The Demise of Conventional Christian Sexual Morality Is Drastically Exaggerated, National Review (David French)

“This is an crucial cultural moment. It is now clear that a majority of America’s biggest mainline denomination agrees with the teaching of their Catholic and Southern Baptist brethren about the immorality of sex outdoors of marriage in between a man and a lady. For some time now, the progressive cultural elite has been casting regular Christian sexual teaching as fringe, outdated, and even bigoted. However right here we are in 2019, and the biggest Christian denominations stay united. Add the increasing LDS church to the mix, and every single of America’s 4 biggest churches are united on the simple fundamentals of sexual morality.”

Performing the international United Methodist math, Knoxville News Sentinel (Terry Mattingly)

As opposed to other Protestant bodies, the UMC is definitely international, with 12.five million members worldwide — a quantity that is increasing. On the other hand, there are only six.9 million in the United States, exactly where important statistics are declining — specifically in the much more liberal North and West.

Archbishop of Canterbury celebrates 25 years of women’s ordination in Church of England, Anglican Communion News Service

“A service has been held in the chapel of Lambeth Palace – the official London residence of the Archbishops of Canterbury – to celebrate 25 years of the ordination of girls in the Church of England. The then-Bishop of Bristol, Barry Rogerson, ordained 32 girls in Bristol Cathedral on 12 March 1994 in the initial of numerous ordinations that year. A message from Bishop Barry was study to the much more than 80 female priests who had been invited to Friday’s service.”

Lay Evaluation With Teeth: What (Didn’t) Come about at the Vatican’s Sexual Abuse Summit, Public Discourse (Stephen Bainbridge)

“The Vatican’s current Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church failed to make any new reforms. Cardinal Cupich’s proposal would leave selection-creating energy in the hands of these authorities that Church members trust least: the bishops and the Vatican hierarchy. Alternatively, the Church wants to take investigatory and disciplinary processes out of the hands of regional bishops and assign them to a national panel with lay members.”


The LGBTQ Equality Act heads back to Capitol Hill, this time with enormous corporate help, CNBC (Noah Higgins-Dunn)

“When the LGBTQ Equality Act was initial introduced in 2015, 3 corporations publicly supported it: Apple, The Dow Chemical Corporation and Levi Strauss &amp Co. Now as the bill — which would expand the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to ban discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation and gender identity — heads back to Capitol Hill, it has 161 corporate backers.”

Joe Biden responds to criticism just after calling Pence a ‘decent guy,’ CNN (Arlette Saenz)

“The ‘decent guy’ comment prompted a round of criticism on Twitter. Actress and activist Cynthia Nixon tweeted, ‘[email protected] you have just referred to as America’s most anti-LGBT elected leader ‘a decent guy.’ Please look at how this falls on the ears of our neighborhood.’”

Masterpiece Cakeshop, state of Colorado agree to mutual ceasefire more than harassment, discrimination claims, The Denver Post (Elise Schmelzer)

“More than six years of legal battles in between Lakewood’s Masterpiece Cakeshop and the state will finish just after baker Jack Phillips agreed to drop his lawsuit alleging the Colorado Civil Rights Commission was harassing him for refusing to make LGBTQ-themed cakes, in exchange for the commission halting its personal actions against him.”

How to Raise a Youngster With no Imposing Gender, The New York Times (Michael Tortorello)

“As for the nursery, the Scottens wrestled with a design and style query encountered by a generation of new parents, who, surveys recommend, hold much more accepting views of gender nonconformity. How to build a space exactly where a child can develop up to grow to be a boy, a girl or what ever feels ideal?”

Girls Have Often Been Improved at College. Now It Matters Additional, Bloomberg (Justin Fox)

“That’s purpose to assume that the earnings gender gap will preserve shrinking, which is a very good factor for operating girls, and presumably will not be considerably of a adverse for college-educated males. But it also implies that the education gender gap will grow to be even much more salient in American life, and possibly much more disruptive (males do not generally manage decreased status super-nicely).”


Does Singleness Demand a Particular Calling?, Crossway (Sam Allberry)

“Like a superpower, we presume singleness have to be uncommon and uncommon. The entire point of superheroes is that their powers are abnormal. That is element of the appeal. They are set apart from the rest of us. And so these with the present of singleness have to be a choose group who can cope with singleness in a way the rest of us can’t. It appears to match what Paul is saying and to match our expertise of what singleness is like. But there are a quantity of troubles with this way of pondering.”

Have Sex Like You Know God, Desiring God (Marshall Segal)

“If we gladly obey all that God has stated about sex, inside the promises of a covenant just before God, he provides sex a depth the planet has in no way recognized. In any offered marriage, there may possibly nonetheless be significant challenges to overcome, simply because sex, like every little thing else, is element of the fabric of a sin-broken planet. But if we have sex like we know God, sex is about so considerably much more than the mechanics of intercourse. It is about God — seeing God, hearing God, enjoying God.”

Nadia Bolz-Weber and the Sexual Revolution We Require, The Gospel Coalition (Alisa Childers)

“Yes, we need to have reform. But what Bolz-Weber presents is not reformation. She has recycled a sexual ethic as old as paganism itself and rebranded it as Christian. Accurate reform wouldn’t be to abandon the Bible’s teaching, but to really start off living it.”

The True Housewives of America: Dad’s Earnings and Mom’s Perform, Institute for Household Studies (Robert VerBruggen and Wendy Wang)

“Among mothers married to husbands who operate complete-time and year-round—the population most most likely to have the choice of staying home—there is a U-shaped curve in between a mother’s possibilities of becoming out of the labor force and her husband’s earned revenue. That is, the genuine housewives of America are most most likely to be located amongst girls married to males earning just a small or fairly a lot.”


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