A news summary on issues that matter.
Father “Marries” “Son” After Adoption Dissolution
In 2000, Norman MacArthur and Bill Novak, two men who identify as homosexuals, were recognized as “father” and “son” in the eyes of the law. Unable to “marry” 15 years ago, Mr. Novak “adopted” Mr. MacArthur instead. Both now in their 70s, the two men successfully dissolved the “adoption” and “married” this past Sunday. The bizarre scenario highlights the new frontier we’re faced with as same-sex marriage grows in acceptance. Sadly, in this scenario, the legal process has made a mockery of both adoption and marriage.
Has Marriage Already Been Redefined?
It’s a short opinion piece from a university professor that makes a big claim: “The redefinition of marriage began decades ago, in the wake of the sexual revolution.” As the author points out, even how evangelical churches have approached the topic with their youth has had a revisionist slant to it. It’s a thought-provoking thesis, to be sure – let me know what you think of “What is Marriage to Evangelical Millennials?”
Many women have had abortions after genetic tests have indicated the baby they carry might suffer from a devastating condition. But how accurate are those tests? NBC News reports some women may be making life-and-death decisions based on faulty information …
“Amazing Grace” Goes to Broadway
New York City’s Nederlander Theater will welcome “Amazing Grace the Musical” with previews starting June 25 and an official opening night on July 16. Tony Award nominee Josh Young plays John Newton, an English slaver trader and author of the beloved hymn. The musical explores Newton’s dilemma of choosing between his lucrative “business” and Bible-based compassion.
According to Eric Metaxas, “Amazing Grace the Musical is the sort of cultural triumph people have hoped for and prayed for for years – a sumptuous top-flight Broadway entertainment with a gloriously redemptive storyline that will inspire anyone and everyone. The performances, the songs, and the stagecraft are simply as good as it gets. When it’s over, you’ll want to shout both ‘Bravo!’ and ‘Hallelujah!’”
I’ll leave you with a video featuring Josh Young: