Category Archives: Homosexuality

Why It Matters How We Read the Bible

November 9, 2015 “We want to clarify for everybody that this is not a homosexuality issue for us, this is an authority of scripture/interpretation of scripture/orthodoxy issue for us.” That’s what Anthem Friends Church said last week as they withdrew … Continue reading

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What Bible Is She Reading?

September 8, 2015 What Bible is she reading? Or how is she reading her Bible? So long as Kim Davis is occupying so much of the news cycle for her refusal to issue (or allow to be issued) marriage licenses … Continue reading

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The Fraud of “Biblical Marriage”

August 1, 2013 Quick, name a happily married couple in the New Testament. Let’s make it easier: how about just naming any married couple in the New Testament? While you are compiling your list, let me say a few words … Continue reading

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What Do Quakers Consider Sin? What Does God?

July 25, 2013 Note:  The new issue of Quaker Theology (#23) is now available for online reading. Contents include responses by the editors of QT and six Friends to a press statement on “Quakers and Homosexuality” by Friends Church Kenya.  … Continue reading

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Now (As Always) It Is Up To Us

June 26, 2013 In two dramatic decisions this week, the Supreme Court declared laws unconstitutional. By a 5-4 majority, the Court set aside section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. And by an identical margin, though with only one vote … Continue reading

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Homosexuality as a Sin: The View from the U.S. Public

June 7, 2013 The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press has just released a large, detailed survey exploring public opinion about homosexuality and gay marriage. Included in the survey (Part 3) are a number of questions that … Continue reading

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A New Hymn, “In the Midst of New Dimensions”

May 12, 2013 On this Mother’s Day, I had the chance to sing a new hymn whose words (and music) I like a great deal. Hymn singing is one of the pleasures of attending a United Church of Christ (UCC) … Continue reading

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