How Did America Get Here?

Legalizing “Same-Sex” Marriage

In his book, Fathered By God, John Eldredge talks about the six stages of the masculine journey: Boyhood, Cowboy, Warrior, Lover, King and the Sage.

Within today’s podcast you’ll hear some references to this book. By the way, if you have never heard or read this book, I highly recommend it. Especially if you are a father raising sons.

This podcast is part two of a series titled, “The Sexual Revolution”. It’s a series that I taught at Gateway Seminary. The students just finished their lectures on fatherhood and masculinity and now the class is transitioning into the subject of healthy sexuality.

Today we ask the question,

How Did America Get Here? – Legalizing “Same-Sex” Marriage.

We didn’t get to this point in history over night did we? Nope, so to answer this question we must go back in America’s history a bit – back to the the “roaring 20’s” as a matter of fact.

We talk about a lot of different events fairly quickly during this lesson, so you may want to grab a notebook or journal to make some notes for further study.

In today’s podcast, We’ll discuss three things:

  1. How men get stuck between the Cowboy and Warrior stage of masculinity.
  2. A Brief Timeline of Today’s Sexual Revolution.
  3. How the birth control pill changed everything.

Should Christians Boycott Target?

Target CEO Brian Cornell is speaking out after 1.3 million people signed a petition boycotting the company over its transgender bathroom policy.

Target released their policy last month, stating any transgender individual shopping at Target can use whichever bathroom corresponds with their gender identity.

My guest today is Abraham Hamilton III, Public Policy Analyst for the American Family Association. Abraham is also a pastor and criminal prosecutor. Listen now to hear about his personal experience prosecuting sex offenders and how Target’s new policy puts your family in danger when shopping.

Protecting Your Family From Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Mandate

President Barack Obama is now forcing schools to allow biological men in women’s restrooms and locker rooms (and vice versa).

Have you heard about Obama, the President of the United States of America, our Commander in Chief…one of the most powerful men in the world is now forcing schools to allow biological men in women’s restrooms and locker rooms.

Under the guise of what is called Title IX and “gender fluidity”, the Obama administration is threatening to withhold federal funding to your child’s school unless it participates.

My guest is Kate Anderson who serves as legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where she is a key member of the Center for Conscience Initiatives. Kate explains in layman’s terms what is happening and how this will affect your family if these laws are passed.

Why Christians Can’t Keep Silent

Speaking Truth To A Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, & The Very Meaning Of Right & Wrong

We have entered into a new world. A world that states that someone’s sexual preference trumps all other rights and moral beliefs. How did we get here as a nation that was founded on Biblical morals and values?

I came across a headline back in October dealing with a major Christian leader and homosexuals. When I read the headline, I thought – “man, is this scandalous…but scandalous in a Christ centered way”. The headline reads:

Prominent Christian Leader Admits He Has Sinned Against Homosexuals. Dr. Albert Mohler Rejects Reparative Therapy While Proclaiming ‘We Cannot Be Silent’

Dr. Mohler said “We do not believe that homosexuals are to be converted to heterosexuality…we believe that all same-sex sexual activity is sin and that marriage can only be the conjugal union of a man and a woman.”

Dr. Mohler also stated. “We believe that no one has the right (or even the ability) to ‘change’ gender. But we are not calling the LGBT community to be converted to heterosexuality. Rather, we are calling everyone, regardless of sexual or gender identity, to be converted to new life in Christ — a new life that begins in conversion and leads to a life of wholeness and holiness as defined by the Bible in obedience to Christ.”

WOW! Isn’t that scandalous?! The truth and the grace that was spoken by Dr. Mohler to our LGBT friends reminds us of someone else. The gospel of John chapter 1 – John writes

the word became flesh and dwelt among us…and He (Jesus Christ) was full of grace and truth.

Well, Dr. Albert Mohler joins us today and serves as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world.

The LGBT Tolerance Buzzsaw

The Free Speech Apocalypse Part 2

Our country is changing so fast and our laws are also changing due to the new morals that have developed over the past several decades especially when it comes to sexuality.

What am I talking about? Your beliefs as a Bible Believing Christian are being challenged. Your beliefs are being squashed and silenced because of the new moral code in our country. And that new moral code is not coming from an all powerful everlasting and eternal God, but rather from an organization like the LGBT and its supporters. The LGBT is the lesbian gay bisexual and transgender community.

The topic of homosexuality is such a firestorm of discussion that we could do a whole show on this, but let me make a clarification here. There is a huge difference between 1) a radical organization like the LGBT 2) people who are gay, and 3) people who struggle with same sex attraction.

Now, I am not lumping every single person who says their gay into the LGBT. That’s ridiculous, and as church leaders we need to do a better job of recognizing that. People who say they’re gay are as different as any other community. Lumping all gay people together would be like lumping all Christians into the same Church. I mean can you imagine?! Do you want to be known as members of the Westboro Baptist church? I think not.

Today we are talking about the radical side of the gay agenda. And I wanted to do a follow up to my interview last week with Darren Doane and his new film “The Free Speech Apocalypse”. I wanted to speak to one of the unexpected stars in the film. His name is Doug Wilson, he is a pastor and author. And I wanted to get his perspective to what happened on April 13 2012 on the Indiana University campus when he tried to give a lecture on the traditional views of marriage and the family.

The Free Speech Apocalypse

Your Christian Beliefs Are Being Silenced

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states that:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

That means that The First Amendment forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting a person’s religious practices. It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of people to speak freely.

Today we are discussing one of the most pressing issues in the life of Church and culture today. And that is your free speech. Your constitutional and God given right to believe that:

God is the creator of the Universe, the right to believe that that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of the world, the right to believe that The Holy Spirit lives inside of you and changes you to look and behave more like Jesus Christ over time, the right to believe that there is ultimate truth that comes from the Ultimate Lawgiver (God) and the right to believe that there is this thing called “sin” and that sin has separated all of mankind from God.

Our culture doesn’t like to talk about sin. In fact, sin is barely even acknowledged anymore. But even though the world, even though the government, and even though your neighbors may scoff and laugh at your beliefs as a Bible Believing Christian, does that give them the right to silence you?

The LGBT thinks it does. We have this movement in America called the “Homosexual Agenda” and it has a few beliefs of it’s own. Make no doubt about it, The homosexual agenda is very powerful. They have lots of money and lots of attorneys.

In fact, they are so powerful the Supreme Court of the United States of America stepped outside the Constitution to legalize same sex marriages back in June of this year. So what does that mean for you and your beliefs as a Christian?

Well, filmmaker Darren Doane knows what it means. He is the director of the ground-breaking documentary titled 
“Collision” along with the box-office smash-hit “Unstoppable” with Kirk Cameron. Darren returns with his most bold, uncensored, and provocative film to date and it is titled “The Free Speech Apocalypse”.

“The Free Speech Apocalypse” exposes the strategies of the anti-God, anti-traditional, hyper-liberal elite and offers perspective on the decay or our culture when it comes to homosexuality.

True Worship

I'm A Gay Christian

The Lord’s command in Deuteronomy 7 is to destroy. He tells the Israelites that they must destroy seven nations – all of which are bigger and badder than than they are! However, they must completely destroy them. They must not show any mercy.

Wow! Why do you think that the Lord would command such complete and utter destruction? There’s no need to guess because He tells us in Deuteronomy 7:4for they will lead your children away from Me to worship other gods. Then the anger of the LORD will burn against you, and He will quickly destroy you.

Destruction is going to happen regardless. It’s either the pagan nations or the Israelites, but God chose the Israelites and because He is faithful and a Loving Father, He is protecting them from themselves. He is protecting the purity of His worship. Unbelievable isn’t it?

We (just like the Israelites) have allowed our sinful sexual desires to lead us astray from the true worship of our Lord. We have selfishly decided to create an idol out of the created instead of worshiping the Creator.

Romans 1:24-25God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

The United States of America has officially exchanged the truth about God for a lie. We have a Supreme Court that continues to act like “supreme beings” in legalizing sin. In 1972 it was murder and in 2015 its sexual sin. They have said God is wrong and they are right. Soon, very very soon….our religious freedom will be at stake, and lot’s not forget the consequences that our nation will bear as a result of these decisions.

We as the Church must repent and seek the Lord’s face. 2 Chronicles 7:14 reads – if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.

In part two of this weeks radio show, Gary from Phoenix asks, “Can you help me understand why I’m so angry? I’m 44 years old, committed my life to Jesus when I was 22. I’m a closet homosexual. I want to embrace my homosexuality and let my friends and family know that I’m a gay Christian. But I just can’t do it. I carry this intense anger around with me. The more I think about telling people the angrier I get. What is going on?”

Having the Homosexual Conversation With Christians

My Interview With Joe Dallas - Part Two

How many times have you asked yourself, “I wonder what God’s will is for my life? It’s amazing how specifically God answers that deep theological question through the Apostle Paul in His first letter to the Church of the Thessalonians.

Paul, writing through the power of the Holy Spirit says in 1 Thessalonians 4:3 – God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin.

Now, don’t get hung up on that word “Holy”. We tend to think that word means “perfect”, and that’s not the case at all. Holy simply means “different/set apart”. Most translations use the word “sanctification”. But sanctification implies that the work is done, but the work isn’t done is it? You and I and everyone else on the face of the planet is tempted sexually at some level on an ongoing basis. It’s an ongoing work – the original language there is more of a “sanctifying” instead of “sanctification” – meaning its an ongoing process.

So if God’s will is for us to be different – then we start thinking differently don’t we? We start behaving a little differently day by day because of our thinking. All of us used to act and think like the world, but by each passing day we are changing into the very likeness of Jesus Christ – if we choose to be obedient.

“But Dustin, hang on man, how do we look and act differently”? Paul tells us as he finishes the verse, 1 Thessalonians 4:3, we stay away from all sexual sin.

If you missed last week’s show, we defined sexual sin, and I would encourage you to jump on the website or download it from iTunes, because today we are going to finish our conversation with Joe Dallas on the topic of homosexuality.

Are people born gay? Is homosexuality unchangeable? How can love be wrong? We answer these questions and more!

The Gay Gospel?

How Pro-Gay Advocates Misread The Bible

It is so interesting to me, how Jesus answers this question from the Church of His day in Matthew 19:1-6. He not only answer the question about divorce, but He also gives us the standard for all of sexuality at the very same time.

Look at what Jesus does here. He points us right back to the beginning of creation in Genesis 2:24, and with one statement we see the template for all sexuality. We see the standard for which all sexuality is now based and judged.

One biological man and one biological woman under a covenant from God is His definition of marriage and sexuality. It’s so simple isn’t it? God is not a God of confusion and disorder, He is a God of simplicity and order. We as humans are the one’s who make things difficult!

Let me give you an example: When I left my first wife and chose to have two affairs with two different women… I knew it was wrong. I don’t know if I ever would have called it “sin” back then, because the word “sin” wasn’t in my vocabulary, but I knew it was wrong. I was defiant. I was entitled. And I was going to do what I wanted to do and nobody could or would tell me any different. I knew it was wrong but I justified my thoughts and rationalized my behavior.

And now I see myself in so many of you. “Dustin, when is lust actually lust? How long is “too long” to look? Dustin, I know that I’m not supposed to be sleeping with my girlfriend, but see…we love one another, and you don’t want me to hold back my love from her right? Dustin, is masturbation a sin? How can pornography hurt anyone?”

Time and time again, I will point you back to Genesis 2:24. Not my words, but God’s…God’s Word’s reiterated by His Son Jesus Christ. Look, even if you’re not a Christian…I understand the skepticism. But the reason I believe this to be true is because anyone who claims to be God, predicts His own death and then rises from the dead and then shows Himself to hundreds of people afterward to prove to us that He is exactly who He said He was…has the authority over everything and everyone.

Secondly, I believe this to be true, because I tried the world’s way. It didn’t work out so well. I was an addict for over 20 years of my life. We tend to frame this discussion as God, being a grumpy grandfather type stereotypical character and cosmic kill joy…instead of a Loving Father who only wants the very best for you. Pastor James MacDonald says something like this…We don’t realize that when God says don’t, He is saying “don’t hurt yourself”. But we continue to hurt ourselves. Our country has hurt itself again, by legalizing sexual sin. And the Church still doesn’t know how to deal with same sex attraction, homosexuality, and now gay legalized marriage.

So on today’s show, I wanted give a very clear picture of where we are from a Biblical worldview on this topic of homosexuality.

Guest: Joe Dallas