Friday, June 25, 2010


Please hear one of my favorite preachers of the Gospel, Sister Paula:

Now, hear her explain how the Bible in no way condemns LGBT people.

[For a deeper study of this fact, see Gay Christian 101.]

As I wrote in an article entitled, Fundamentalism and Homophobia:

There is no "other side" to LGBT rights! Fundamentalism is based on fear and on myth that helps frightened people navigate their way in this uncertain world! Hence, there is no antidote to fundamentalism that meets certain crucial needs to psychologically fragile people!

Rather, meaningful activism must occur for full and equal civil rights to occur, and for that to occur there must be a "transformation of consciousness" whereby LGBT people and allies demand equal, Constitutionally guaranteed, rights, and don't seek some level playing field with fundamentalists, because there can be no such level playing field that doesn't diminish the dignity and rights of Gay people.

It is Gay people who have the dignity to demand full and equal rights who have the moral high ground; it is the fundamentalists who operate from a position of weakness because of their fearfulness! And this fact must never be forgotten by Gay people if full and equal civil and sacramental rights are to become a reality in the foreseeable future!
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genevieve said...

Jerry, I watched the video clip. Sister Paula echoed the same feelings I had when I first came out as transgender. It caused me to study scripture even deeper. Wht fundamentalists and others do to LGBT people is WRONG!

I am reminded of what Jesus said in the gospels "If you destroy any of these little ones, it is better if a millstone were tied around your neck and be thrown into the sea." So many LGBT people have had their faith affected or destroyed by condemning fundamentalists and other anti-LGBT forces.Those who do this will stand before God one and answer for it.

Jerry Maneker said...

You bet, genevieve! Those who preach the false gospel of hate and exclusion, of legalism and perfectionism, have not only missed the message of Jesus, but have spit in the very face of God!

God created God's LGBT children, and how dare others who profess to be "Christians" contradict and defame what God has made! Best wishes, Jerry.