Ch.11. – The “Clobber” passages – New Testament Passages.

June is celebrated as Pride month within The LGBTQ+ community, and if you are interested in how you, if you are a Christian, can view Pride, read the article on Premier Christianity: https://www.premierchristianity.com/opinion/as-a-gay-christian-heres-how-im-marking-pride/4398.article David Bennett and I take slightly differing views in our applications of our respective theological approaches, and over the next couple ofContinue reading “Ch.11. – The “Clobber” passages – New Testament Passages.”

Ch.10. – Other Old Testament “Clobber” passages + Background for the New Testament passages.

This is the briefest chapter but not necessarily the shortest blog!  In the chapter released today we will fleetingly reference the other OT passages and look at just one of them, and we’ll look at that same story here as well. You’ll have noticed I have slightly changed the chapter title from that originally shownContinue reading “Ch.10. – Other Old Testament “Clobber” passages + Background for the New Testament passages.”

Ch.9. – The “Clobber” passages – Genesis and Leviticus.

As promised, we now turn our attention to the passages commonly used to keep the knee on the neck of the LGBTQ+ community.  They have been used to suppress the community for the last fifty/sixty years, or so, and tend to get referred to as the “Clobber passages”, because Christians have used them in aContinue reading “Ch.9. – The “Clobber” passages – Genesis and Leviticus.”

Ch.8. – Being Gay or Lesbian, and being a Christian – some Bible problems.

This week we start to turn our full attention to what is written in the Bible.  We won’t be looking at the specific passages often referred to as the “clobber” passages till next time.  These are the ones frequently quoted to bolster the non-affirming, so-called “traditional” positions. Instead, this time I want to look atContinue reading “Ch.8. – Being Gay or Lesbian, and being a Christian – some Bible problems.”

Ch.7. – Being Gay or Lesbian, and being a Christian – the groundwork.

Before I deal with this week’s subject, I received a helpful email comment following my last post, where I was looking at what the Bible says about Trans.  One person, whose online handle when translated to English (using Google Translate) became “Light Calm” (which I liked a lot!), made the point that the issue ofContinue reading “Ch.7. – Being Gay or Lesbian, and being a Christian – the groundwork.”

Ch.6. – What the Bible says about Trans

Why does Mr Potato Head get a lookin? All will become clear later! Read on… In my last Blog I took a look at Intersex and Transgenderism and the inconsistency faith groups have in their handling of these issues. I referred to sexuality, gender and identity.  I talked about science.  We know from basic genetics,Continue reading “Ch.6. – What the Bible says about Trans”

Ch.5. – Transgender/Transsexual Issues and Intersex

This post probably covers the subject that will cause folks the most ire and has been the most difficult to write – and how do you find an image that doesn’t cause upset?!  There are so many rabbit-holes to fall down, and every likelihood I can offend every reader with something I say! People seemContinue reading “Ch.5. – Transgender/Transsexual Issues and Intersex”

Ch. 4. – The Responses of Church and Society to Sexuality

Why these pictures? Read on! How do the Church and society respond to issues of Sexuality?  In some senses it’s an issue or question that’s very easy to answer.  Poorly – in my view, but if I asked for a show of hands, how many of you think the church treats sexuality issues well?  ConsiderContinue reading “Ch. 4. – The Responses of Church and Society to Sexuality”

Ch. 3. – Sexual relationships and the Bible

Earlier this week we had Valentine’s Day where we proclaim our love for the person we want to spend our life with. This would have been very different throughout the many periods written about in the Bible. People would not recognize the idea of marrying for love, because most marriages, as I understand it, wereContinue reading “Ch. 3. – Sexual relationships and the Bible”

Ch. 2. – Scripture and/or Science

In my first blog-post, I told you a little about my background and why I felt I needed to put down in writing why I had changed my mind about the Biblical position of those who identify as LGBTQ+, having had an upbringing in a very typical Baptist church in South London. Now we needContinue reading “Ch. 2. – Scripture and/or Science”