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February 21, 2009

Homosexuality and Health II

I received a couple reactions from my post on “Homosexualitiy and Health” at City of God.  The Poser-Prophet did not react, which is in keeping with his express refusal to debate me further.

John wrote:

It would be interesting to see if there are similar studies regarding heterosexual promiscuity and its ill effects on health. …

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February 20, 2009

Homosexuality and Health

Filed under: ethics,science and medecine — Petros @ 10:55 am
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N.B.: This post makes mention of an important article “The Health Risks of Gay Sex” by John R. Digs, Jr., MD (2002).  It is well-documented study by a physician who has first-hand experience treating homosexuals.

The discussion about homosexuality continues at the City of God.

Dan of City of God has solicited the opinion of those homosexuals who were brought up or desire to attend church.  Dan, the Poser-Prophet, has responded that because of the opinions expressed the City of God which are hurtful to homosexuals, they will not feel safe enough to comment.  This led me to make a comment about health issues of homosexuals which is related to promiscuity.  I wrote:

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February 7, 2009

Rev. Robert C. D. Brow, 1924-2008: A Tribute

 Robert C.D. Brow, 1924-2008

Rev. Robert C.D. Brow, 1924-2008

I was saddened when I learned yesterday of the passing of Rev. Robert C. D. Brow, whom I met while teaching at Ontario Theological Seminary (now Tyndale Seminary and College).  He had served as a priest in India, England, Canada, Cyprus, and Abu Dhabi.  Thus, his theological works, many of which are posted at www.brow.on.ca, should prove useful in many cultural contexts, particularly his Model Theology.  So I would definitely recommend his site to our readers.

Bob Brow was the father-in-law of Dr. Gregory Bloomquist (St. Paul University, Ottawa), who is serving on the doctoral scholarship committee of the Barnabas Venture.  I wish to express our belated condolences to the family.

He was the author of Go Make Learners: A New Model for Discipleship in the Church, (Wheaton, Illinois: Harold Shaw, 1981).  Available online.

Bob Brow co-authored with Clark H. Pinnock Unbounded Love: A Good News Theology for the 21st Century (Downers Grove: InterVarsity and Carlisle, Cumbria: Paternoster Press, 1994).

January 31, 2009

A partial response to Elisee Ouoba on the issue of the church's stance on abortion

Filed under: ethics,politics — Petros @ 9:46 pm
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I want to thank you for your commentary on the American church. It is useful, because as a doctoral student in America, you may be able see things to which we ourselves are blind. I am in Canada, so I am not aware of how such issues affect the church in the US except through my reading. I am not an anti-abortion activist. But I am opposed to the practice and I also see it as an important issue for judging the character of a political candidate.

With regard to abortions, the reason it makes no difference which party is in power is that the policy is no longer determined by a democratically elected legislatures; in 1973, the judicial branch, the Supreme Court of the United States, took away the authority to decide the legality of abortion from the legislative branches–this is an usurpation of democracy, taking the right from the people to form the laws that will govern them. The Supreme Court decision in 1973, Roe vs. Wade, wiped out all of the abortion laws in 50 states. It went from being a public policy issue to the privacy issue regarding woman’s right to do with her own body what she wants. There is a series of seminal articles on this subject in First Things November 1996.
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