Sodomy (or How I learned to Love my Neighbor)

Sodomy (or How I learned to Love my Neighbor)

When read both in the context of ancient Israelite history and through the intertextual lens of the NT, 20th-21st century concerns of modern evangelicals for preserving their own moral privilege by arguing for an inerrant text which condemns Homosexuality, falls apart. Such arguments are exposed as attempts to establish “self” as normative ensuring there is a denigrated “other” to compare with. They feed into the artificial categories of gender binary and traditional marriage, the attempt to preserve the power of a male elite by carefully maintaining the boundaries of christian patriarchy. Flying under banners such as complementarity and “biblical manhood/womanhood”, inerrancy allows those in power to insist their teachings cannot be rejected without rejecting the Gospel of Christ as well. Continue reading Sodomy (or How I learned to Love my Neighbor)