Gagnon’s name surfaced yet again in a Google alert for “Homosexual.” The linked post is the start of a review of something Gagnon wrote which is supposed to be a secular justification against homosexuality. What does the Biblical Scholar have to bring to a secular argument to oppose gay people? And as I read, not only the commentary of Gagnon’s writing, but Gagnon’s text itself, that nagging question returned. Is Robert Gagnon gay?
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I rarely have anti-gay type folks post comments on my blog, but I was surprised today to find a comment posted on a story about Target and their supposedly neutral stance on same-sex marriage. While the old testament says to stone folks like you, I am not a perfect Bible reader. I am a Christian and we lean over backwards to forgive. LBGT has had a license to do what they pretty much please in[Read More…]
We are but a few weeks from an extremely important election where the conservatives have tried to paint a facade around the Tea Party crazies as if they are really all about fiscal conservatism, when I’m reality, they are all about traditional family values, and social issues control.
So, I’d label the Long Stroke as gay sex, but for Rekers, perhaps it is what keeps you from gay sex? Rekers says he isn’t gay, but do straight men really pay for other men to touch them in erotic ways?
The attack is equating being gay itself as a disease, not with AIDS specifically, and making an insinuation about how gays invade and take over. This positions the conservative/ family values types as the victims and the invasive infection homosexuals as the perpetrators.
We do not need to talk about homosexuality, but rather talk about being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transexual.
So these rabbis are doing what the religious community leaders have always done. When faced with what were seen as attacks to their status quo, they spoke out in an attempt to control, and keep the community following that status quo.
Steven Anderson has recently been in the news. As a pastor, he prays for Obama to die. The other day, Sirius XM radio host Michelangelo Signorile had him on the air, and the linked blog is about that exchange, and it includes a Youtube video. What I found most intriguing about the exchange was the questioning about murder. According to Anderson, if someone assassinated the President, it wouldn’t be murder, but the legal abortion provider[Read More…]
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…]
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…]