Everyone is Gay
Process Theology and A Great Big World
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A Great Big Christian Affirmation
Whereas the tradition felt that sexuality was evil and that sexual acts required moral justification, process theology asserts that sexual activity is good.
But today, in most of the world, the problem is too many people. The social reason for pushing people into heterosexual marriage no longer applies. There are still extremely important human reasons for encouraging such marriage for all those who desire it, but there are now good reasons to discourage those who are not sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex from entering such unions. For them unions with others with whom the desire is mutual are far better
For these reasons, the process perspective leads quite directly to the judgment that the church should sanction and celebrate both homosexual and heterosexual unions. The issue of ordination is one step more difficult. Until the church sanctions, supports, and celebrates a lifestyle for sexually active homosexuals, ordination is awkward. But the proper response is not to pass strict rules against such ordination. The proper response is to sanction, support, and celebrate a Christian lifestyle for active homosexuals.
A Great Big Jewish Affirmation
In 1983, when I first entered rabbinical school, I was confronted with a loved one who came out to me. Like many religious people, I struggled to justify my love of the Bible and its traditions in the face of this new admission. I spent the better part of a year trying to come up with a religious argument that would support the superiority of heterosexuality while mitigating the condemnation of my loved one's life. After a year, I gave up: I couldn't think of any argument that was reasonable or just.
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