Michael Jones is one of my favorite bloggers, and today writes about the Â HRC project, “Out in Scripture.” Here is a quote from the book’s editor: As editor Sidney Fowler said, â€˜The Bible is not about beating you up, but lifting us all up. Â It includes the seeds of liberation and justice.â€™ Be prepared to be transformed as well.â€ It’s kind of like a week-by-week look at the Bible with a lens on LGBT spirituality.[Read More…]
Really wonderful read to understand issues surrounding transgender people. Respecting and calling for the inclusion of transfolk in any GLBTQ rights actions is something I have cared about for many years. Probably 15 Â or more years ago, a FTM transman emailed me after reading something I had written in a Usenet newsgroup. I hadn’t really said much, but still he thanked me because few people (at least in that newsgroup) would speak up for transfolk.[Read More…]
Wow, this makes Queer Look at the Bible seem pretty lame in comparison. Choosing My Religion: Finding God on Reality TV – ABC News.
I decided to post this here on Queer Look at the Bible because of the potentially theologic implications and scriptural basis of the underlying argument. First, I’d encourage anyone to read both Earl’s post, and then all of the comments, for this is a really rich discussion. and then, after reading that, read through my comments. and then lastly, post a reply here or on Earl’s blog or both. It is easy to think of[Read More…]
The linked blog is called “Mystic Call” and the blogger. Carmen Rose is pretty spectacular in my book! I keep reading through her post to try and find a short passage to excerpt here, but trying to select one over another is proving difficult. This is a valued read for anyone, believer or non-believer. I want to draw attention to the comment by DrDave. I’l acknowledge that it is hard- for obviously both this guy[Read More…]
At the General Convention of theÂ Episcopal Church yesterday, the House of Deputies overwhelmingly approved a resolution overriding a three-year hold on election of LGBT bishops. The 2006 resolution was a response to the consecration of BishopGene Robinson, Episcopal Church Overwhelmingly Approves Pro-LGBT Measure | Asterisk.
If we asked many queers what the Bible had to say when it comes to gay bashing, most might point to the well known scriptures such as Leviticus that are condemning of homosexuality. but there is a New Testament scripture that gives a whole new perspective to it. Matthew 5:22. I found this when I was looking up the wikipedia definition of “gay bash.” Â The entry there talks about an idea presented in Byrne Fone’s[Read More…]
Welcome to a Queer Look at the Bible! This weekâ€™s lectionary readings: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 or Amos 7:7-15 Psalm 24 or Psalm 85:8-13 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29 This weekâ€™s QP: Reading from the Hebrew Scriptures (Christian Old Testament) 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19:1Rainbow (A very little bit Gay) Reading from the Psalms: Psalm 24 or Psalm 85:8-13 1Rainbow Reading from the Epistles: Ephesians 1:3-14: 1Rainbow (Not Gay at all!) Reading from the Gospels: Mark 6:14-29:[Read More…]
Welcome to a Queer Look at the Bible! This week’s lectionary readings: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 or Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15, 2:23-24 Psalm 130 or Psalm 30 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43 (optional Psalm reading:Â Lamentations 3:23-33) This week’s QP: Reading from the Hebrew Scriptures (Christian Old Testament) 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27: 3Rainbows (Very Gay!) Reading from the Epistles: 2 Corinthians 8:7-15: 1RainbowsÂ (Not very Gay at all!) Reading from the Gospels: Mark 5:21-43: 2RainbowsÂ ( A little[Read More…]
Gay Religion: news of religion and GLBT folks: Gays Step Up Efforts to Reverse Gay-as-Godless Stereotype
This blog and blog entry is a very good read. It uses the Barna Group survey data to explore the issue of religious gays and lesbians. I’ve been planning to write about the Barna Group report on thomascwaters.com– it is sitting half-done as a draft. Check this blog out below. Gay Religion: news of religion and GLBT folks: Gays Step Up Efforts to Reverse Gay-as-Godless Stereotype.