Category Archives: Homosexuality

“Is it a Sin or Not?”

A reader sent me the following response to the post titled, “Clobber Passage: I Corinthians 6:9–All Blade, No Handle.” “I get the positive point pushed of not judging because we all sin but I’m confused, my assumption was that the stance … Continue reading

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Revisiting Romans 1

Someone challenged me on the supposedly anti-gay Romans 1. I challenged him on restricting his concern to a single sin from that chapter.  His name is James. James, Romans 1: 28-32 contains a list of sins of the mind. Sometimes … Continue reading

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“The Sin of Sodom” Revisited

Sodom, Hospitality, and Same-Sex Relations More and more, conservative Bible scholars are acknowledging the fact that, Biblically speaking, the sin of Sodom has to do with the lack of hospitality–in the extreme–and not anal sex per se.  Nothing lacks hospitality … Continue reading

Posted in Centurion and Pais, Homosexual Marriage, Homosexuality, Homosexuality and the Bible, Lesbians, Q Source, Two Men in One Bed, Two Women Grinding Together | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

The Gay Theme of the Q Source

There is a definite gay theme in the Q Source, or the Gospel of Q. Before we discuss the violent persecution of the Q community, and the individual behind that persecution, it is necessary to establish the historical grounds for … Continue reading

Posted in Centurion and Pais, Galilee, Homosexuality, Jesus and Homosexuality, Leviticus, Luke 17, Luke 17:34-35, Q Source, Ten Years in Galilee | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Introductions and Sharing

I’d like us to introduce ourselves–let one another know who we are and what we’re about. Below are some possible places to begin your comments. This is something different for us here, although I’ve seen it a lot of other … Continue reading

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Homosexuality and Me: the People and the Path

Someone recently asked me how my understanding of homosexuals evolved. Before 2001, before I learned that my son was gay, homosexuality was a non-issue for me. I’d met quite a few gay men along life’s way, so many that I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Colleges, Clobber Passages, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Discipleship, Homosexuality, Homosexuality and the Bible, Simpson University | 19 Comments

The “Clarity” of I Cor. 6:9, the “Choice” of Homosexuality, “Abominations” Forever

A reader called “theologyarchaeology” commented to the note from Rick James with the following short reply. The problem for Rick James is 1 Cor. 6:9 clearly states that the homosexual will not see the kingdom of God.  No God did not … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Clobber Passages, Gay Marriage, Homosexual Marriage, Homosexuality, Homosexuality and the Bible, Marriage Equality, Religion, Theology | Tagged , , , | 38 Comments

When someone does a cut-and-paste job of Romans 1

Most of us have seen those cut-and-paste jobs of Romans 1: 18-27 or 18-32 an awful lot of times.  I rarely reply to these sincere folks, but I did just now on another blog, A Flock of Crows.  I’ve made these points … Continue reading

Posted in Clobber Passages, Homosexuality, Homosexuality and the Bible, Marriage Equality, Paul Gays, Paul Homosexuality, Religion, Romans, Romans Gays, Romans Homosexuality, Southern Baptist | 22 Comments

A Fundamentalist Responds to “What is Homophobia?”

My brother Noel is a fundamentalist.  He’s responded to some of my posts in the past, and the “What is Homophobia–Really?” post piqued his interest. I’m publishing most of his reply here, and will respond section by section. What is Homophobia? Homophobia is … Continue reading

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Thinking about Suicide in America

This anonymous piece is winding its way around the net, and it’s worth reading. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Last night I thought about suicide. I thought about what it … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Gay Christians, Homophobia, Homosexuality, Religion, Suicide | 22 Comments