From The Ontario Centre For Religious Tolerance Many people have been taught during childhood that homosexual behaviour is condemned both by God and by their religion as unnatural and morally degenerate. If they discover later in life that they are lesbian, gay, or bisexual they
In the past few years the religious right has sought to make homosexuality and the Bible its number one issue. Having come out of the fundamentalist movement as a pastor, teacher and theologian, I feel it only right to answer their bigotry, hatred and lies.
“Do not let the foreigner joined to the Lord say the Lord will surely separate me from his people; and do not let the eunuch say I am just a dry tree. For thus says the Lord to the eunuchs who keep my sabbaths, who
Editor’s note: For more on this and the other “clobber passages” commonly used to justify scripture-based condemnation of homosexuality, you may also enjoy our essay series “The Bible and Homosexuality.” The supposed ‘Sin of Sodom’ The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is the biblical story
Keeping God’s law in perspective The Bible clearly and succinctly states in Leviticus 18:22 that “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination,” and in Leviticus 20:13, “If a man lies with a male as with a woman
Taking the first step “I am a lesbian.” I was 16 years old, staring into the mirror when I first uttered those words out loud. They were hard to say, even harder to hear. I knew by saying it I had to make a choice.
The Atlanta Interfaith AIDS Network, Inc. (AIAN) was formed in 1989 to address the AIDS crisis from a faith perspective. AIAN motivates and empowers faith communities to serve people infected with HIV/AIDS by providing direct services to them through members of the faith community. There
The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings by Tess Ayers. Harper San Francisco, 1994. $17.00, pb. For anyone who ever considered a Holy Union, a Commitment Ceremony, or any other formalized relationship agreement, this book holds all the answers. From the basic question of
For months now, the news has echoed with angry sound bites from enemies of same-sex marriage. Homosexual nuptials, it’s being said, will tarnish the “sanctity” of heterosexual marriage. Gosh, do these folks ever read the newspaper? Or a history book? Marriage has already been deeply
“She barred me from his hospital room!” “How could she do that? I thought you had power of attorney!” “Well, I do. But she went to court and had herself declared his guardian and had the power of attorney revoked.” “I didn’t know she could