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LGBT activists charged with using adopted children to make child porn

On the weekend, I saw a lot of people tweeting a quotation from an article by The Gospel Coalition, in which the author urged Christians to accept same-sex marriage as the law of the land. Should Christians capitulate to the secular left about the definition of marriage? Or should they think harder about how to argue in favor of natural marriage, with evidence?

This is from the Instagram of The Gospel Coalition:

The Gospel Coalition

They want Christians to affirm same-sex marriage.

Here is a recent story from the New York Post:

A Georgia couple has been charged with using their two adopted children to record child pornography, police said.

Walton County Sheriff’s Office raided a home in Loganville July 27 on reports that a man there was downloading child porn.

After interviewing the suspect, who was not identified, police said they learned there was another suspect in the county who was “producing homemade child sexual abuse material with at least one child who lived in the home,” the sheriff’s office said Thursday.

Around 11:30 p.m. that same night, executed a search warrant in Oxford at the home of William Dale Zulock, 32, and Zachary Jacoby Zulock, 35.

[…]During their search, deputies found evidence the pair, who were the children’s adoptive fathers, “were engaging in sexually abusive acts and video documenting this abuse,” the sheriff’s office said.

Early the next morning, the Zulocks were both booked at the Walton County Jail.

Both men were charged with aggravated child molestation, sexual exploitation of a child and enticing a child for indecent purposes, WSBTV reported. William Zulock was additionally charged with child molestation.

Andy Ngo, a gay journalist who holds gay activists accountable for their behavior, had more about the story:

William and Zachary Zulock are gay rights activists who have a long social media history of support for liberal and leftist causes. In 2018, William Zulock announced they had adopted two boys. Between the two suspects’ social media accounts, there are posts about “pizza,” BLM, radical trans rights, and adoration of the Human Rights Campaign, a queer lobbying group with close ties to the Democrat Party. Photos show the children were taken to the headquarters of the HRC in Washington, D.C. in September 2019.

Do you remember seeing those little flags on the backs of people’s cars that signaled support for same-sex marriage? The blue ones with the yellow equal signs? That’s the Human Rights Campaign flag. The gay couple in the story were big fans of that flag. I posted the image of one of them above, as the “featured image” for this post. (Source: Twitter)

Also, this was shared by Andy Ngo on Witter:

Gay activists

“No hate”. If you disagree with same-sex marriage, because it’s not the best environment for children, does that make you a hater?

The Gospel Coalition doesn’t want to make the case against same-sex marriage. They want Christians to accept it. They think “who cares about how same-sex marriage affects children?”

What I’d like to see from The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, the ERLC, and other secular leftist, anti-intellectual “Christian” groups is an argument against same-sex marriage that defends Jesus’ definition of marriage (one man, one woman). Is that too much to ask? I’ve made secular arguments against same-sex marriage based on evidence many times on this blog. It’s not that hard, but you do have to read books about it, rather than just virtue signal to the secular left in the hope (the VAIN hope) that they will like you.

You don’t have to be a Christian to disagree with same-sex marriage. You can argue in favor of natural marriage on completely non-religious grounds. That’s what I’d like to see from our “elite” Christian leaders. Statistically, children do better when they are raised by two biological parents.  That’s a non-sectarian argument against same-sex marriage.

Knight and Rose Show – Episode 17: Common Muslim Objections to Christianity

Welcome to episode 17 of the Knight and Rose podcast! In this episode, Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss common Muslim objections to Christianity. If you like this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. We would appreciate it if you left us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

Podcast description:

Christian apologists Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss apologetics, policy, culture, relationships, and more. Each episode equips you with evidence you can use to boldly engage anyone, anywhere. We train our listeners to become Christian secret agents. Action and adventure guaranteed. 30-45 minutes per episode. New episode every week.

Episode 17:

Episode  Summary:

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss five common objections that Muslims raise against Christianity. We evaluate each objection using historical evidence, evidence from non-Christian New Testament scholars, and claims from the Qur’an itself. We also talk about how these arguments fair in scholarly debates. We recommend several of our favorite resources on the topic. We conclude with a story from Rose about an interaction she had with a Muslim friend when she responded to one of these common objections.

Speaker biographies

Wintery Knight is a black legal immigrant. He is a senior software engineer by day, and an amateur Christian apologist by night. He has been blogging at winteryknight.com since January of 2009, covering news, policy and Christian worldview issues.

Desert Rose did her undergraduate degree in public policy, and then worked for a conservative Washington lobbyist organization. She also has a graduate degree from a prestigious evangelical seminary. She is active in Christian apologetics as a speaker, author, and teacher.

References:

OBJECTION #1:

Peter J. Williams debates Bart Ehrman on his book “Misquoting Jesus” by Wintery Knight

The Islamic Dilemma

a. The Qur’an affirms the inspiration, authority, and preservation of the Gospels

i. Divine inspiration: Qur’an 3:3-4; 5:47

ii. Ongoing authority: Qur’an 5:47; 5:68 (Note: If the Gospels were reliable in the 7th century, then they’re reliable now because our Gospels are based on manuscripts that pre-date the 7th century)

iii. Perfect preservation: Qur’an 6:115; 18:27

b. But the Qur’an contradicts the Gospels on key issues

i. Deity of Jesus: Qur’an 5:116; 5:72

ii. Death of Jesus: Qur’an 4:157

iii. Resurrection of Jesus

c. So, if the Gospels ARE trustworthy, then the Qur’an is not trustworthy because the Qur’an contradicts the Gospels on key issues.

d. But if the Gospels ARE NOT trustworthy, then the Qur’an is not trustworthy because the Qur’an says the Gospels are trustworthy

e. Either way, the Qur’an is false (and Islam stands or falls on the reliability of the Qur’an)

OBJECTION #2:

Objection comes from Qur’an 5:116; 5:72

Did the early church invent the divinity of Jesus over a long period of time? by Wintery Knight

The Date Of Mark’s Gospel: Insight from the Law in Earliest Christianity by non-Christian New Testament scholar Dr. James Crossley

OBJECTION #3:

What do skeptical ancient historians think of the earliest Christian creed? by Wintery Knight

OBJECTION #4:

Episode #1 of Knight and Rose Show: Easter: Making the Case for the Resurrection of Jesus to Non-Christians

William Lane Craig debates James Crossley on the resurrection of Jesus

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Strength Of The Titans by Kevin MacLeod
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Democrats closed churches during C0VID, but gay orgies continue during monkeyp0x

In this post, we’ll start with the latest data on monkeyp0x from the Center for Disease Control. Then, we will look at how the secular left responds when their freedom to engage in Darwinian monkey sex is threatened. Then, we’ll contrast that with how the secular left responded when churches wanted to continue to meet during the the C0VID pandemic.

Here’s the Wall Street Journal:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data finding the monkeyp0x outbreak is concentrated among men who have had sex with several men, and issued more detailed recommendations on how to avoid exposure to the disease.

Among 291 men surveyed, 40% reported that they had two to four partners and 14% reported five to nine partners in the three weeks before developing monkeyp0x , according to the report. About 19% reported 10 or more partners during that period, the CDC said Friday.

And among 86 men who reported information, 28% said they had had group sex, which is defined as sex with more than two people, at a festival, group sex event or sex party, based on the report. The research was conducted from May 17 through July 22.

The article notes that there are now 7,000 known cases in the U.S.

The initial response of the secular left authorities to monkeyp0x was to avoid restricting the behaviors of gay men, lest these restrictions be perceived as disapproval of what they are doing. The secular left said “anyone can get monkeyp0x, so there is no sense making our beloved LGHDTV crowd feel singled out for their truth. Love is love. And we need to love everyone”.

The Federalist notes:

After so much emphasis on the importance of personal sacrifice for the greater good, you would think that a new, highly contagious disease would be treated with more seriousness by the left. Instead, when monkeyp0x crossed over onto America’s shores, the left decided the rules no longer applied to them. Similar to how 1,000 health professionals demanded Black Lives Matter protests were worth the risk during the height of C0vid, LGBT folks decided anonymous sex and fetish parades were more important than public safety.

California state Sen. Scott Wiener, best known for lowering the criminal penalty for knowingly exposing others to HIV and advocating to keep adults as old as 24 from being placed on the sex offender list if they sexually exploit a minor as young as 14, declared, “Lots of sex shaming of gay men around monkeyp0x… Lecturing people not to have sex isn’t a public health strategy…”

The important thing is not to do good for gay men by warning them about the consequences of their choices. The important thing is to let them have “fun”.

The mental health of the secular left cannot be harmed by restricting the gay orgies:

Jack Turban, assistant professor of child psychiatry at UC San Francisco, insisted, “Monkeyp0x has serious physical symptoms, but we also need to focus on the mental health impact for the #queer community. Being gay is a healthy & normal aspect of human diversity. Sex is a healthy normal part of life. Have pride in your community while we combat the virus.”

There was no such concern for the mental health of people who wanted to attend church services during C0VID, thought:

During the C0vid pandemic, everyone was expected to shut down their lives, at great sacrifice to their families and careers, lock down, stay indoors, and wear masks. The police raided Orthodox Jewish homes to stop services and arrested pastors for holding church services, funerals weren’t allowed, and the media, especially LGBT media, mocked people for dying from C0vid. People were accused of being murderers and dangers to society, and Wiener himself berated members of Congress for failing to wear masks.

I think the view of the secular left is that church services are OK to ban, but gay orgies are morally superior, and cannot be banned. You can’t even ask people to avoid attending gay orgies, because gay orgies are so amazingly awesome and important.

I have an atheist friend in Seattle who is a big supporter of same-sex marriage. I wonder if this is what he means by “same-sex marriage”:

As the Daily Caller reported, a popular OnlyFans user, with 98,000 followers on his adult Twitter, put into perspective how far this all can go. In the middle of a growing monkeyp0x outbreak in the gay male community, he decided to attend two orgies in one weekend — sexually engaging with at least 20 and upwards of 40 men — hook up with three additional strangers later that evening, and enjoy a four-way the following day before discovering he had been infected with the disease. If that sounds like an extreme example, keep in mind that the festival promoted by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation was described as “Up Your Alley (aka Dore Alley), where you’ll get your fill of hot hairy daddies, hungry pigs, BDSM babes and kinks of all kinds. Douchie’s got some hot tips for a fun and filthy weekend — free of anxiety.”

Wow, talk about atheist objective morality. In Christianity, you limit your freedom and sacrifice your interests to help others. In atheist morality, it’s… different. In Christian morality, you get married for 50 years and have 4 kids, and 12 grand kids. In atheist morality, it’s… different.