The Case for Acceptance: An Open Letter to Humanity
In this essay, I discuss sexual orientation in light of science and reason, and then I present a strategic approach to scripture that leaves it in tact while bringing it into contemporary life. My approach is positive and inclusive, respecting religious belief while taking a step toward creating a safe place for people of different sexual orientations and identities within the religion called Christianity.
The essay tackles the assumptions—secular and sacred—held by people who disagree with my motto: The only thing wrong with being gay is how some people treat you when they find out.
Although I include some references, the tone of this essay is not academic, and the writing style is conversational and accessible. My intent is to engender understanding and acceptance.
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