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  1. Jason....see if you can understand this.... "By and large, the American culture is aggressively promoting the sinful lifestyle of homosexuality. In the midst of such pressure, many people who call themselves Christians are caving in and accepting this perverted lifestyle in spite of God’s clear teachings against it (Butt, 2003). Just recently, the country singer Carrie Underwood stated that her Christian faith lead her to support gay marriage (Nilles, 2012). In truth, the life and teachings of Jesus Christ could never be accurately understood to lead a person to conclude that homosexual marriage is moral (Miller and Harrub, 2004). One of the most common arguments made in support of homosexuality is that Jesus Christ did not explicitly condemn the practice. Supposedly, since Jesus never stated specifically: “Homosexuality is a sin,” then His failure to denounce the lifestyle can be interpreted to mean that He approved of it. This reasoning is riddled with error. First, Jesus explained to His followers that He did not have time to teach them everything they needed to know. He told them that the Holy Spirit would bring to their remembrance all that He had taught, and would include additional teaching that He had not had time to cover. He told His disciples: “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth” (John 16:12-13). When we look to the inspired writings of the New Testament, we see the authors boldly and specifically condemning the practice based on the revelation they received from the Holy Spirit (Miller and Harrub, 2004). Thus, it is wrong to suggest that only the “words in red” are Jesus’ teachings. On the contrary, He foretold that more teaching would be done after His return to heaven due to the fact that the apostles “could not bear” all of it at the time. Second, even if Jesus did not explicitly condemn the practice (though He actually did, as will be noted later), that certainly could not be used as evidence that He condoned the practice. For instance, where does Jesus explicitly state that bestiality is wrong? Where in the New Testament does Jesus state that polygamy is wrong? Where are the “words in red” that specifically condemn pedophilia? Are we to suppose that the Son of God condoned using crystal meth because there is not an explicit statement from Jesus’ mouth that says “do not smoke crystal meth?” The idea that silence from Jesus on a subject means He approved of or condoned the practice cannot be substantiated. Finally, it must be considered that Jesus did, in fact, speak against homosexuality. On numerous occasions, Jesus condemned the sins of adultery (Matthew 19:18), sexual immorality (Matthew 19:9) and fornication (Matthew 15:19). These terms describe any type of sexual intercourse that is not within the confines of a marriage ordained by God. Jesus then proceeded to define exactly what God views as a morally permissible marriage. He stated: Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh”? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate (Matthew 19:4-6). By defining marriage as between one male and one female, Jesus effectively condemned all other arrangements, including but not limited to one man and two women, one woman and two men, three men and one woman, three men and three women, one man and one man, one woman and one animal, etc. You can see the overwhelming logic of such. For Jesus to have to explicitly condemn every assortment of genders and numbers would be absurd. When He defined marriage between one man and one woman, He clearly showed that such an arrangement is the only one authorized by God. Several years ago a man named Cory Moore “legally married his 2004 Cherry ES-335” Gibson guitar (“Man Marries Guitar,” 2007). He said: “The day I got her, I just knew she was the one…. I know it seems weird, but I really love her—like, really love her, with all my heart. I just wanted to make it official” (2007). Are we to conclude that because Jesus never specifically condemned a man marrying his guitar then the Son of God approved of such? To ask is to answer. In 2006, 41-year-old Sharon Tendler married a dolphin (“Woman Marries Dolphin,” 2006). Jesus never said one word explicitly about refraining from marrying a dolphin. Does that mean His “silence” should be viewed as approval? Not in any way. Homosexuality is a sin. It always has been, and it always will be. The inspired New Testament writers repeatedly teach that to be the case. Jesus explained that the Holy Spirit would bring to the inspired writers information that they could not handle at the time of His departing. In addition, Jesus did explicitly define marriage as being between one man and one woman. The ruse to suggest that Jesus approves of homosexuality because He never expressly condemned it cannot be sustained logically, nor can it be defended on any type of moral grounds. The person who presumes to claim to be a Christian, and yet supports homosexuality, misunderstands the teachings of Christ and needs to repent and stop approving of a perverted, destructive practice that Jesus condemns (Matthew 19:1-9)."
  2. You're view isn't a Christian view. Sorry. You're Christian values aren't biblically based and are flawed. God created man in his image. He wouldn't create something that goes directly against him. If you don't have a biblical belief then of course you are going to disagree and get upset and have to resort to name calling.
  3. I knew someone would not be able to handle the discussion and have to move to jokes and try to switch the focus on me. Nice job. You can't handle a grown up conversation, go to the high school page.
  4. I can tolerate but not accept it. Two completely diffrent things. Tolerating is not judging either.He has free will to do what he wants, choose what way to live his life. Tolerating is not close minded. Having a certain Belief doesn't mean your closed minded. Having a faith doesn't mean you have to accept everyone's actions. I'm not judging or condemning him as person, just totally disagree with his lifestyle. But most super liberal people see that as hatred or not having an open mind. It works both ways.
  5. i'm curious as to what a lifestyle is. It seems the lifestyle Pucillo chose as a young man was to be an extremely dedicated, hard working student athlete. He apparently would now like to pursue a lifestyle of working hard to teach young wrestlers the same hard work and dedication. I would image any good Christian, or for that matter Hindu, Jew, Zorastorian etc, would approve a lifestyle based on those qualities. His lifestyle of being a homosexual. It has nothing to do with how hard he worked as an athlete. Any good Christian will be praying that he changes his life around. Good luck coaching, because most parents won't want him working with their kids.
  6. I have lived all over the west coast but reside in Nevada now. I use to live in Portland and also lived near Berkley. I use to work with 3 gay men who handled my way of thinking much better then straight people who feel the need to be PC ever do. We agreed to disagree and there was respect. However they always knew how i felt.
  7. I read the article and he never said anything about supporting his lifestyle choice, not once, just general support as a friend. What do you expect Ryan to say? He has to toe the PC line because if he doesn't all the activist groups will be calling for his dismissal. It's clear that he doesn't support his lifestyle choice. It's a choice. Nobody, not one scientist has ever found the "gay" gene that causes people to be gay. It's like any other sickness or mental health issue. It's clearly not a natural way of life.
  8. Foley comes off as a know it all. He clearly likes to hear himself talk. With that being said, I do agree with some of his opinions once in a while, some of the rule changes would be okay, but some are completely stupid.
  9. Ryan is supportive as his coach as far as his wrestling career goes. Ryan never said anything about supporting his lifestyle choice. A real Christian who believes in the bible will care about the person and try to help them work through this issue, but they won't support his lifestyle choice, and knowing how strong Ryan's faith in Christianity is, I guarantee you he doesn't support his lifestyle choice
  10. What's there to tolerate? Someone makes a decision to CHOOSE a certain lifestyle that isn't natural or moral and we have to treat them as special or brave???? Its sad more then anything that this behavior is being accepted as ok. It's not ok.
  11. From the people i know in Caliofrnia Gerry and Stephen aren't fit to lead young men. Don't you think they would have jobs right now since they have such heat credentials? They both have proven they can't coach at the college level.
  12. What did Bowlsby have to say besides about changing the season? Anything of note or interest?
  13. Well it may be good for Division I what about D II and D III? It could hurt those programs. I know this board only cares about D I but those programs are important. Keep wrestling the way it is now. Maybe push the season to a mid November start but that's about it.
  14. Looking at the article it seems they want some funding through the boosters and/or alumni. This plan was probably in the works already, and with the coach resigning, it made the plan that much easier. Still it does not make any sense to "suspend" the program during this 2 year evaluation.
  15. who cares about the club championships?????????????? who won the ultimate Frisbee college championships. The only reason the clubs should exist is if they are moved up to real varsity status!
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