The Stream -> An Open Letter to Pastor Christopher Bruesehoff

The Stream -> An Open Letter to Pastor Christopher Bruesehoff

August 3, 2017
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An Open Letter to Pastor Christopher Bruesehoff
Joseph Sciambra
August 3, 2017

Dear Pastor Christopher Bruesehoff:

My name is Joseph Sciambra and I recently read a story about your oldest child Rebekah. I also watched a video in which you and your family were profiled. What interested me most was that there was much about Rebekah that reminded me about my own childhood. First of all, when I was a little boy, I too liked pink, sparkly things, and girl’s clothes, and the way they wore their hair. This caused me to feel oddly different when I was a kid.

For a long time, I tried to convince myself that I was born “gay.” That God made a mistake or just made me this way. But it never made sense.


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Love Wasn’t Even Allowed to Try: Charlie and Bella and All We Have to Lose
Jennifer Hartline
August 2, 2017

Charlie Gard’s death was infuriatingly wrong. I don’t mean his death due to his terrible illness. I mean his death which was decreed and enforced by the courts at the urging of doctors and lawyers who decided Charlie’s life had to end.

I can’t help but think of Bella Santorum. Rick and Karen Santorum’s youngest daughter has Trisomy 18, a severe chromosomal disorder that often proves fatal before birth and soon after. I’ve had the pleasure of speaking personally with Karen, and she said something I will never forget. It’s her motto and her mission statement: You never lose with love.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates were also warriors, in defense of their son. Unfortunately, this time, another set of values prevailed. This time, love wasn’t even allowed to try.

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The Evil Empire Collapses: Reagan and John Paul II, 1989 – 90
Paul Kengor
August 1, 2017

Anyone who witnessed the events of November 9, 1989, will not soon forget them. That day, East Germans confidently climbed the Berlin Wall. To have done so on any previous day since August 13, 1961, would have been unthinkable. East German guards would have shot them on the spot. But this time, those who scaled the wall were safe.

That was because communist authorities for the first time had permitted the free flow of people through East German border crossings. And the Berlin Wall came tumbling down.

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Do New DNA Discoveries Really Disprove the Bible?
Michael Brown
July 31, 2017

There was a spate of headlines last week claiming that new scientific discoveries disproved the historical narrative of the Bible. Headlines included, “DNA vs the Bible: Israelites did not wipe out the Canaanites” and “Study disproves the Bible’s suggestion that the ancient Canaanites were wiped out.” Actually, the reverse is true: The discoveries confirm just what the Scriptures state.

You don’t need to be a Bible scholar to figure this out. You don’t even need to read the Hebrew language. Any English Bible will do. The story is forthright and clear.

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