And you shall love Hashem your God … –Deuteronomy 6:5 And you shall love your neighbor as yourself… –Leviticus 19:18 Both of these statements are positive commandments. We might ask: How can a commandment demand that we feel something? Since love is an emotion, it is either there or it is not there. The Torah … Continue reading The Aftermath of Reviewing Michaelson’s “God vs. Gay”
Do LGBT people, as Jung said, have a “special receptivity?” Do gay people experience (or transcend) the balance between masculine and feminine, at the heart of so many mystical and religious traditions, in different ways that may enrich all our experiences of gender? Are there special perspectives on the key questions of religion that are … Continue reading God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality: My (Unofficial) Review of Part Three
I mistakenly thought Jay Michaelson’s book God vs. Gay: The Religious Case for Equality consisted of only two parts, with Part One being a general appeal for acceptance of LBGTQ people into religious community based on general principles loosely derived from the Bible, and Part Two refuting the various Biblical prohibitions against same-sex sex in … Continue reading God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality: My Review of Part Two
Why our fundamental values support, rather than oppose, equality for sexual minorities. -Jay Michaelson Introductory text for Part One of his book God vs. Gay?: The Religious Case for Equality I would suggest that you read the book “God vs. Gay by Jay Michaelson.” He’s a Jew and does a great job of exegeting the … Continue reading God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality: My Review of Part One
BOISE — After a roller coaster of court rulings, the wait is over for same-sex marriage supporters. The Ada County Courthouse issued the first licenses to Andrea Altmayer and Sheila Robertson minutes after 10 a.m. Wednesday, to cheers from those waiting in line. Altmayer and Robertson were among the four couples who brought a lawsuit … Continue reading What Does God Want From Gay People?
John MacArthur was recently asked by a reader how they should respond to an adult child who has acknowledged they are gay. His parenting advice? Alienate them. Separate them. Isolate them. Refuse to have a meal with them. Turn them over to Satan. -Benjamin L. Corey “John MacArthur on Having Gay Children: Alienate Them & … Continue reading What Would You Do If Your Child Was Gay?