Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

27 p.

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Source Publication

Journal of Homosexuality

Source ISSN

0091-8369

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1080/00918369.2014.926762

Abstract

Using published theological and scholarly evidence, this article disrupts the stereotypical “born gay”/“sinful choice” dichotomy widely assumed to characterize religious views of homosexuality in the United States. It argues that we need to keep moral questions separate from questions about the fixity or fluidity of sexual orientation. Rather than two, American Christian and Jewish views of homosexuality can been seen on a range from the “God Hates Fags” view through “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin,” “We Don’t Talk About That,” “They Can’t Help It,” “God’s Good Gift,” and a queer-theological view of the “Godly Calling.”

Comments

Accepted version. Journal of Homosexuality, Vol. 61, No. 9 (2014): 1215-1241. DOI. © Taylor & Francis (Routledge) 2014. Used with permission.

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