Posts tagged reading queerly
Concluding Thoughts on Masculinity, #ERLC2014, and Living Queerly

No amount of radical hospitality, of gracious love, and neighborly friendship can change the basic fact that queer people exist, that they cannot be changed (even if they wanted to be) and that they have a role in the church as they are, not as who they could be if they became celibate or straight. No amount of sugarcoating will change the fact that the ERLC clearly believes that either straightness or celibacy are the options available for queer people to contribute to the life of the church.

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Queering Theology: An Introduction

Queer theology, then, has two goals – first, it wishes to challenge the extant beliefs about queer people and their relationship to Christianity. Secondarily – and more important – queer theology seeks to carve out a safe space within Christianity wherein queer people can experience God as they are. Queer theology’s primary goal is to challenge and widening existing theologies by creating new readings and new theories about God and God’s love.

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