Liadan at Life in the Gaps made me laugh out loud when responding for the sixty thousandth time to questions about being a same-gender loving person in light of what the Bible seems to say on the matter.
Paul saw pagans banging anything that moved below them on a social hierarchy and spoke against it. What does this have to do with me being in a committed monogamous loving relationship with someone of my own sex? Nothing, thank you, and I hate having to qualify any relationship I might have as “committed and monogamous and loving.” As far as I know, Christians don’t have big political hissy fits over nonmonogamous hetero marriages of convenience.
I love it when after I tell someone that I spent over 17 years trying to find freedom from homosexuality through Jesus, and the person responds, “Have you ever read the pasage (insert a clobber pasage)? I want to respond, “Funny, I read the Bible through at least four times, have memorized the book of Romans and loads of other scriptures, and spent thousands of hours reading and studying the Bible, but I never once ran across that one!”
Liadan, thanks for the laugh. The rest of the post is just as saucy and insightful so check out Jusify My Love.
(Oh, and to show how addicted I am to blogging and how lame my social life can be, I am currently sitting in a gay club with Madonna violating my ears and loads of queer folks pressing up against me trying to see what I could possibly be doing on-line on a Saturday night.)