Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Harvard Student Shows Homosexuality And Christianity Are Not Incompatible

Matthew Vines
Personally, I don't care what the bible says about homosexuality.  I used to care and I felt the need to reconcile this issue for myself.  I read several books including John Boswell's Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century.  


Maybe, I don't care because I did the research.  Either way, this is a very thoughtful and reasoned presentation by a very intelligent young man.  Good for him!!


Via ThinkProgress:


When Harvard student Matthew Vines came out as gay his sophomore year, he was “relieved and crushed” — crushed specifically because he worried he wouldn’t be welcome in his Kansas hometown. Not content to accept condemnation from his conservative Christianity, Vines took a leave of absence from college to thoroughly study the supposed conflict between homosexuality and the Bible. Earlier this month, he presented the results of his research in an hour-long lecture at a Methodist church in Wichita, addressing every Bible verse that can possibly be interpreted to cast judgment upon people who are gay. The results can be watched on YouTube, but here is a trailer that previews his powerful speech:




3 comments:

  1. On the other hand, his arguments are rather flawed. Ref
    http://stasisonline.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/homosexual-marriage/

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    2. Thanks for the comment, but I neither have the time nor the interest in researching whether or not his arguments are flawed. As I stated at the beginning of the post, I don't care what the bible says about homosexuality. I do wish you the best!

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