De-terrorizing the Text(s): Counter-hegemony and the Faith of Jesus

For centuries the Bible has been employed as the ultimate justification for Christianity’s reign of terror against same-gender loving people. But today simple proof-texting of the Bible’s handful of supposedly anti-gay pronouncements has morphed into a political theology that instantiates itself into political discourse and policy making by ways, both implicit and explicit, that link acknowledging the full humanity of gays with the destruction of America’s way of life, if not its entire infrastructure.  What factors comprise this pernicious political theology? And how can it be effectively countered?

Location: City of Refuge Date: April 22, 2016 Time: 10:00 am - 11:15 am