Decided to post there, here on Queer Look at the Bible, but am thinking of it in reference to a comment made on my other blog, thomascwaters.com. Â Bonnie talked about reconciliation and healing/ change from the inside. The linked article is a profound example of just that sort of action. Lesbians’ testimony shows church rift | clarionledger.com | The Clarion-Ledger.
It’s a long story why I stopped producing the queer Look at the Bible Podcast, but the short answer is that it is about to return! Each week, I’ll look at the week’s lectionary readings from the QP (the queer Perspective, and assign each a QP ranking. That is, just how “queer” is the scripture on a scale of 1 bible (not at all queer) to 5 bibles (way way queer!). Most consider that the[Read More…]
YouTube – God will make you gay?.
The subject line of this blog entry caught my attention and I dug into what is a very good read! I’ve been neglecting to post here on Queer Look at the Bible, so I thought the religious quality to this post and ideas lent itself to QLATB nicely. First, I really appreciate Eugene’s honesty and what comes across as his authentic faith journey surrounding the issue of Marriage Equality. On the one hand, I wish[Read More…]
Saw this posted to Facebook, by Patrick Yaeger who maintains the GCRM Media Center on Facebook, an unbelievably wonderful resource. Dawkins is asked at a lecture, what if he is wrong, and the video is of his reply. This is where I think most contemporary Christians, and all far right religious zealots and bigots have it all wrong. They are so sure that they are right. Faith isn’t about “knowing you are right.” Faith is[Read More…]
Church of the Resurrection : Show : When in Conflict with Science or Married to Politics Well it isn’t so much that I have done anything, but it is already being done by others, far better than I could ever done it. A commenter on my other blog, thomascwaters.com send me this link to a Methodist church’s on-line sermon. Good stuff here.Â Now, maybe the whole work isn’t done, burt there is still good stuff here.[Read More…]
I’ve been thinking so much about the Biblical scripture being used against GLBTQ people as proof that Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered people are less than acceptable in today’s world, and clearly unacceptable to God. The Bible thumpers argue that God says these things about gay and lesbian people. I think we really don’t know what God would say about 21st century gay and lesbian people, as the social structure that exists today, that allowed[Read More…]
The link below is to www.catholic.org, so expect the tone of the article to be anti-gay, but it is a good read nonetheless. The article describes how the Bishop Blair forced a pro-gay catholic group, New Way Ministries from using a local convent for a workshop. The group has been cited for failing to provide the full catholic teachig on homosexuality which includesÂ “the intrinsic evil of homosexual acts and the objective disorder of the homosexual[Read More…]