An oxymoron is a figure of speech in which two apparently contradictory terms appear together; for example, the expression “thundering silence” seems to contradict itself — thunder being a loud sound and silence being the absence of sound. There are those who believe that, if you are a Christian, you cannot be gay (or lesbian, or bisexual, or trans, or anyone under the queer umbrella) and vice-versa. Some believe that if you are a Christian, you cannot support gays (et al.). In my current series, Gay Christianity is Not an Oxymoron, I refute this seeming paradox.
Part One: Sacred Scripture
In the first part of this series, I discuss how early Christians learned their faith, how the Western World formed the Bible and various translations, before asking viewers to consider the differing religious philosophies and cultural biases which influenced translations and interpretations of Sacred Scripture.
Part Two: Specific Scriptures
In the second part of this series, I discuss specific scriptures that are often used as weapons against the LGBTQ community, and how the context of these scriptures may be seen in a different light.
Part Three: Christ’s Mission
In the third part of this series, I focus on Christ’s Mission and the Body of Christ to show that our Christian brothers and sisters, called to Christ by the Holy Spirit, are to be embraced, regardless of our opinions or beliefs.