Visions of Daniel

Workshop on the Bible and Homosexuality


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What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality

Actually, the Bible does not condemn homosexuality. In contrast to the supposed "literal reading," contemporary biblical scholarship across the mainline denominations has uncovered the original meaning of the texts. They are far from condemning. Led by the theologian, psychologist, and author of the popular best-seller, What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality (1994, 2000), this presentation will explain the matter. Focus will be on the "lying with man" of Leviticus 18:22, the "unnatural" of Romans 1:26-27, and Jesus’ interaction with the centurion in Matthew 8 and Luke 7.

Daniel has presented this material on the following occasions: Gay Fathers of Atlanta, February 10, 2005. Experiencias Caseras, Guadalajara, Mexico, July 18, 2004 (presented in Spanish). Redes Sociales Convergencia, Guadalajara, Mexico, July 7, 2004 (presented in Spanish). Wright Institute for Lifelong Learning, Chicago, IL, January 22, 2004. University of West Georgia, November 18, 2003. Dignity/Denver, May 3, 2003. American Democracy Course, University of West Georgia, October 14, 2002. Civic Center, Panama City, FL, August 3, 2002. Oberlin College, April 11, 2002. Unitarian Universalist Church, San Antonio, TX, October 5, 2001. Lutheran Human Relations Association, The Village Church, Milwaukee, WI, July 9, 2001. University of Florida, April 19, 2001. Auburn University, March 15, 2001. University of Georgia, January 18. 2001. St. Bartholemew Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA, December 13, 2000. University of Hawaii-Manoa, November 10, 2000. Witness Our Welcome 2000, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, August 4, 2000. Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, August 2, 2000. St. Mark United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA, June 7, 2000. Columbia Theological Seminary, Atlanta, GA, April 18, 1999. Oxford College of Emory University, Oxford, GA, November 11, 1999. Equality Colorado, Colorado Springs, October 16, 1999. First Metropolitan Community Church of Atlanta, September 25, 1999. Metropolitan Community Church, Gulf Lower Atlantic District Spring Conference, Birmingham, AL, May 22, 1999. Unitarian Universalist Church, Indiana, PA, February 15, 1998. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, December 9, 1997. University of Georgia, Athens, GA, April 29, 1997. The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Eastern Region 20th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 19, 1997. Candler School of Theology, Emory University, April 9, 1997. Fourth National Symposium, The Church Teaching/Teaching the Church: A National Dialogue on Lesbian/Gay Issues and Catholicism, Pittsburgh, PA, March 8, 1997. University of West Georgia, February 4, 1997. Georgia Tech University, October 29, 1996. Dignity/ Chicago, October 5, 1996. PFLAG Metro South/Atlanta, September 22, 1996. Auburn University, April 18, 1996. Kennesaw State College, Aprel 11, 1996. OutCharlotte Cultural Festival, Charlotte, NC, October 14, 1995. Unitarian Universalist Church, Tucson, AZ, September 30, 1995. The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, September 29, 1995. Dignity/USA National Convention, Los Angeles, CA, June 30, 1995. Texas A & M University, April 7, 1991. Lesbian/Gay Community Workshops, Austin, TX, March 16, 1991. The University of Texas at Austin, January 28, 1991.