Friday, June 05, 2015

Quick quips

About Wednesday I saw this online headline: "Fox News response to Caitlyn Jenner is everything wrong with Fox News." I haven't watched Fox News' "response to Caitlyn Jenner". But when I saw that headline one of my first thoughts is that is what is wrong with most news -- it doesn't just want to report the news but also offer a moral and ethical commentary which shouldn't be questioned.

Emma Green in "The Christian Learning Curve on Transgender Issues" at The Atlantic wrote, "For those who look to their faith for guidance on sexuality, Biblical teachings don’t really speak to the complexity of transgender identity." An interesting take, no doubt. But the simple fact that you don't agree with the Bible's view on gender identity issues does not mean that is doesn't speak to those issues.

"Every movement of the selfish heart, every desire to gratify, please and exalt self, is a coming short of the glory of God. This stamps all natural men's religious services with the brand of sin. It leaves the religious in the same awful state as the irreligious; it hews down the professing world with the same sword that cuts down the profane world." -- J. C. Philpot

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