Keith Sharpe: The Gay Gospels
Good News for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered People. USA 2011, 203 pp., brochure, € 16.95Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
With its unique »two testament« approach, this book offers both an unassailable defence and a powerful affirmation of the humanity of gay people in the face of increasingly virulent Christian homophobia. In the Defensive Testament the so-called »Biblical texts of terror« in Genesis, Leviticus and St Paul's letters, often used to attack and demonise LGBT people, are analysed and found wanting. The Affirmative Testament identifies passages which clearly validate homoerotic relationships and suggest Jesus himself felt strong empathy for gay people. So the chapters on Jesus' lifestyle offer a vision of Christianity full of hope for gay and lesbian people. The book exposes the hypocrisy and cant of the anti-gay elements within the Christian church. It's definitely good news.