This week I conclude a brief series that has looked at religion and LGBT issues. Today’s final installment focuses on a new look at scripture as it concerns homosexuality and LGBT issues overall. This TED Talk expands on last week’s analysis of Romans 1 and looks more broadly at the Bible as a whole, taken in its full literary and historical context. The speakers assert … Continue reading God Does Not Condemn Homosexuality
This week I continue looking at religion and LGBT issues, today focusing on a new look at scripture as it concerns homosexuality. All the religions of the world are based on fundamental tenets that followers believe. These are embodied in texts such as the Bible or Quran, and are generally seen as permanent and absolute. Society isn’t static, however, and so neither is scripture — … Continue reading Romans 1 Revisited
This week I continue looking at religion and LGBT issues, today focusing on the Catholic community. Of all the religions, the Catholic Church has perhaps been the most impacted by debate and controversy around homosexuality. In addition to its basic religious tenets concerning LGBT issues, there’s also the ongoing scandal concerning sexual abuse of minors by priests around the world and its alleged cover-up at … Continue reading Catholic & LGBT
This week I continue looking at religion and LGBT issues, today focusing on the Jewish community. Jewish Voices for LGBT Rights The Hidden Struggle of Queer Jewish Youth Jewish LGBTI Youth This video uses the initials LGBTI where the “I” may be unfamiliar. It stands for Intersex, which encompasses people that fall outside the male & female designations as we customarily understand them. The Intersex … Continue reading Jewish & LGBT
This week I continue a special series looking at religion and LGBT issues, today focusing on the Muslim community. But first… There’s Breaking News as I prepare today’s installment of ‘Gay Video of the Week.’ A controversy has erupted this month among Muslims over a new ad released by Nike. There are calls for a boycott and for Nike to withdraw the ad altogether. The … Continue reading Muslim & LGBT
This week I continue a special series looking at religion and LGBT issues. Last week I looked in depth at Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, widely known for its singular focus on homosexuality — “God Hates Fags” — and its practice of picketing funerals across the country. The church, designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), was founded in … Continue reading Life After Westboro
This week is Part 2 a special series looking at religion and LGBT issues. I began last week with two short films. In the United States, possibly the most vicious opponent of LGBT rights on religious grounds is Westboro Baptist Church based in Topeka, Kansas. This small but infamous church carries the “Baptist” name but has no affiliation with any denomination. The Southern Poverty Law … Continue reading God Hates Fags
For the next few weeks, these Saturday videos will focus on religion and homosexuality. Today I present two short gay films from the collection I’ve curated on my website. Morning Announcements Morning announcements are read over the PA system at a Catholic high school following the suicide of the announcer’s gay younger brother. How Would Jesus Treat the Gay Couple Next Door A gay couple … Continue reading How Would Jesus Treat the Gay Couple Next Door?