Sexuality / Homosexuality
Homosexuality and Same-Sex Marriage Timeline
1890s The medical profession introduces the word "homosexual" into the English language. 1961 Illinois repeals its sodomy laws making it the first state in the U.S. to decriminalize...June 26th, 2015
Legal Status of Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S. and the World
The following is a worldwide look at the legal status of same-sex marriage around the globe in all or part of the country listed: Belgium - Became legal in 2003, the 2nd nation in...April 21st, 2014
Born This Way!
Adapted from Pastor Fleischmann's blog (www.RobertFleischmann.com) from August 27, 2013: It is becoming a common mantra among those who cite sexual preferences outside of the norm....November 14th, 2013
The New Normal for Marriage - How a False Worldview Undermines Christian Thought and Truth
(CLR NOTE: Reprinted by permission of the author. Originally published in the Lutheran Sentinel January-February 2013.) The trend is clear. Surveys have shown a steady and growing...June 12th, 2013
The Manhattan Declaration
The Manhattan Declartion was released in the fall of 2009. It can be found at: manhattandeclaration.org What Is It? The document focuses on life, marriage and religious liberty. Sanctity...June 12th, 2013
Defending Traditional Marriage Is an Act of Love
[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,...December 5th, 2012
Q&A on Homosexuality
QUESTION: What is God’s view of homosexuality? Hasn’t research shown that homosexuality is a genetic predisposition and that as people cannot choose to be a certain race...December 5th, 2012
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...December 5th, 2012
Listing of Same-Sex Unions in the U.S.
States with Legalized Same-Sex MarriageConnecticut, District of Columbia, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, VermontStates with Legalized Civil Unions or Domestic PartnershipsCalifornia,...March 3rd, 2010
PRESS RELEASE: WELS President Expresses Regret at ELCA Decision on Gay Clergy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 21, 2009 Contact: Director of Communications Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod WELS president expresses regret at ELCA decision on gay clergy Milwaukee,...August 21st, 2009
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