Queer Look at the Bible

The Very Queer Christmas Story.

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December 23, 2017 Comments are Disabled Biblical Commentary, Queer Look at the Bible

Boswell, History, and Women

There was one element of Boswell’s preface I didn’t mention in my previous post because it deserves commentary of its own. Even Boswell devotes less than 100 words even though it is really a huge deal. He puts it this way; History was written by men about men, and where women are mentioned, it is generally peripherally. In a big way therefore, any discussion about the Bible and homosexuality, isn’t really about Sexual Orientation or[Read More…]

Boswell, History, and Theology: the preface.

So often, the preface isn’t all that important, and it is easy to skip ahead to where the actual book begins and start reading, but in the case of Boswell’s “Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century,” that would be a mistake. The premise laid out within his preface is crucially important to grasp , and so I want to devote[Read More…]

June 7, 2014 Comments are Disabled Queer Look at the Bible

Religious Liberty and the Theology of Gay Discrimination

As recently as yesterday, another conservative politician  has come out claiming that good christians ought to be able to refuse service to gays and lesbians based. This one went so far as to suggest that no civil rights protections against discrimination are needed. He believes that market forces themselves would be enough. But since Phil Robertson’s outbursts ad this idea of discrimination has been more topical, no one has really stopped to articulate the theology[Read More…]

The basis of Christianity and Scott Lively.

The basis of Christianity and Scott Lively.

Earlier, I wrote about evangelical pastor, Scott Lively who is in court facing charges of crimes against humanity. The Liberty Counsel, who is defending him claims: The suit is a direct attempt to silence Rev. Lively and intimidate other pastors against teaching the Biblical position on homosexuality. Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, said, “This lawsuit against Rev. Scott Lively is a gross attempt to use a vague international law to silence, and[Read More…]

August 17, 2013 Comments are Disabled Queer Look at the Bible