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For Our Friends at Chick-Fil-A

August 6, 2012

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Excuse the language, but this image needs as much circulation as possible. Love the exegetical imagination! Some Related Posts from Biblical Masculinities: Why Are Influential Men Afraid of Marriage Equality? “Because Their Marriages Don’t Exist,” says Genesis 2 (paraphrase) Pentecost Reminds Us that White Men Are a Demographic…and They’re Not Happy about It The Bible Can’t […]

A Phallic Failure

July 22, 2012

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Conservative biblical scholar Mike Bird recently blogged a response to Doug Wilson’s quote on sexuality (written in a book thirteen years ago and cited recently by Jared Wilson): When we quarrel with the way the world is, we find that the world has ways of getting back at us. In other words, however we try, the […]

The Limits of “Effeminacy” in Christian Life (According to THIS Guy)

June 27, 2012

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Look, I dislike “contemporary” Christian music as much as the next person, but Faithful Word Baptist Church pastor Steven Anderson has some serious issues with it. Take a look! Disregarding his high-pitched boy band-like voice and slight lisp, I cannot help but wonder what his association between “effeminacy” and “gay[ness]” means for Christian men. Indeed, gender identity […]

Laverne Cox Article, “Everybody’s Trans.” Check It Out!

June 21, 2012

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I stumbled across this article today, written for the Huffington Post by Laverne Cox, wherein she describes how the lines between gender expression and sexuality are blurred in our culture. Herself trans., Cox introduces her piece profoundly, writing, When I was bullied as a child, called names, chased home from school, and sometimes physically attacked, […]

The Bible Can’t Talk: When Liberal Christians Make Unconvincing Cases for Marriage Equality

June 12, 2012

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When Pastor Charles Worley made the remark in a sermon that all “the homosexuals” should be put behind “an electrified fence” (a link can be found below), the blogosphere exploded in reaction. And, indeed, his words were crazy, unacceptable, immoral, stupid, hateful, and frightening. However, I noted the alleged foundation to his argument: “The Bible’s […]

“A House Divided” in Catholic Bishops’ Masculinities (cf. Mark 3:19-27)

June 6, 2012

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A few weeks ago a group of three former Catholic priests sent a letter to the Minneapolis Star Tribune stating their opposition to the upcoming constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. And, while it received substantial news coverage, I found the response from the Archdiocese of St. Paul more significant insofar as it assumed a sort of […]

Why are Influential Men Afraid of Marriage Equality? “Because Their Marriages Don’t Exist,” Says Genesis 2 (paraphrase)

May 22, 2012

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Perhaps its because they have something to hide? Earlier this month, following North Carolina’s successful passing of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, a Raleigh pastor lauded his state for taking a stand in support of “a biblical model of marriage.” Of course, this language is not new to this debate and raises the question, […]