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Religion v. Pride

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14.06.2018

Capital Pride Parade in Washington on June 9, 2018.(Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP)

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who cited his Christian faith in refusing to decorate a cake for a same-sex wedding. Ttwo days later, a national CrossFit gym employee tweeted his support for a gym that canceled a gay Pride workout, also for religious reasons.

“As someone who personally believes celebrating ‘pride’ is a sin, I’d like to personally encourage #CrossFitInfiltrate for … refusing to host an @indypride workout,” the CrossFit employee wrote.

CrossFit’s national administration promptly fired the employee and closed the gym that had canceled the Pride workout. These are two among dozens of similar conflicts happening every week across the country –– in gyms, schools, boardrooms and family rooms. Americans are sharply divided between the rights of the faith and those of LGBTQ communities.

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In a nation where seven in 10 still claim to be Christian and where 78 million believe the Bible to be God’s standard for morality, how should Bible-believing Christians respond to these conflicts around sexual morality?

This is a question I have........

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