God vs. Gay? by Jay Michaelson

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Does the Bible prohibit homosexuality? No, says Bible scholar and activist Jay Michaelson. But not only that: Michaelson also shows that the vast majority of our shared religious traditions support the full equality and dignity of LGBT people. In this accessible, passionate, and provocative book, Michaelson argues for equality, not despite religion but because of it.


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About Jay Michaelson

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Jay Michaelson is the author of three books and numerous articles about the intersections of religion, sexuality, and law. A leading activist on behalf of LGBT people in faith communities, Michaelson and his work have been featured in the New York Times and on NPR and CNN. He is the founder of Nehirim, the leading national provider of community programming for LGBT Jews and their allies, and lives in upstate New York. From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published October 25, 2011 by Beacon Press. 241 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Gay & Lesbian, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Mixing memoir and academic analysis in this well-researched and concisely written treatise, Michaelson embarks on a mission to reconcile sexuality with Judeo-Christian religious traditions.

Sep 15 2011 | Read Full Review of God vs. Gay?

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Michaelson, biblical scholar and founder of the Jewish GLBT organization Nehirim, makes the case that God-versus-gay is a lie.

Aug 08 2011 | Read Full Review of God vs. Gay?

Beacon Broadside

According to witnesses, Dean Schmitz began yelling at CeCe and her friends, calling them rapists who were wearing women’s clothes, as well as a slew of racist, homophobic epithets, including “niggers,” “fags,” and “faggot lover.” Schmitz further verbally assaulted CeCe, denying her gender identit...

Jul 19 2014 | Read Full Review of God vs. Gay?

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