And Then, There's the Bible
Homosexuality has been condemned by religious leaders for centuries. For many, homophobia is a prejudice largely created and sustained by the scriptures of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Citing the Bible as the ultimate proof-source, many may find that it is not as clear as one might think on the subject.
Essentially, there are seven biblical passages cited by Christians to…Continue
Let the Church be Recognized
Talking about homosexuals without mentioning religion is impossible. As with many other subjects, the church unfailingly injects itself into a social…Continue
I wrote this piece as a freelance reporter for a black magazine six years ago. It was in response to homophobia in the black community and the reaction of the black church. Although this article was aimed at a particular audience, I believe what I found can be applied to any group or ethnicity. I wrote this article…Continue
Any discussion about sexuality is complicated by messy overlapping categories. Are there people who reject all homosexuality only out of religious faith? Certainly. Are some of them sexually uptight? Absolutely. However, it can equally be said that some atheists are perverts who, out of desperation or dogmatism, will have any sort of sex with anything, and have a knee-jerk sympathy for any sort of perversion.
The marriage debate is relatively unimportant except as a distraction…Continue