HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Gender & Orientation » LGBT (Group) » Are Black churches beginn...

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 12:21 AM

Are Black churches beginning to reckon with their embrace of homophobia?

Every once in a while a reader will ask me to issue a response to their questions in my column. On this occasion, a LGBTQ Nation reader asked me, “What should be the mandate for today’s Black Churches?” The question suggests someone — I am hoping maybe a churchgoer or leader, a homophobe having second thoughts, or a LGBTQ Christian struggling to come out — wants a comprehensive response.

One of the mandates for today’s Black churches should be addressing its ongoing struggle with accepting the spectrum of human sexuality.

Every once in a while a reader will ask me to issue a response to their questions in my column. On this occasion, a LGBTQ Nation reader asked me, “What should be the mandate for today’s Black Churches?” The question suggests someone — I am hoping maybe a churchgoer or leader, a homophobe having second thoughts, or a LGBTQ Christian struggling to come out — wants a comprehensive response.

One of the mandates for today’s Black churches should be addressing its ongoing struggle with accepting the spectrum of human sexuality.

more...

8 replies, 753 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 8 replies Author Time Post
Reply Are Black churches beginning to reckon with their embrace of homophobia? (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Jul 2021 OP
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 2021 #1
FreeState Jul 2021 #2
Behind the Aegis Jul 2021 #5
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 2021 #6
Behind the Aegis Jul 2021 #7
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 2021 #8
Passenger Jul 2021 #3
Behind the Aegis Jul 2021 #4

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 12:27 AM

1. Damn near ALL churches need to reckon with their embrace of homophobia imho (nt)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 11:21 PM

2. +1 n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 03:33 PM

5. Many churches have long ago made that step.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 03:40 PM

6. Some of the more liberal mainline churches like Episcopal and Lutheran, yes

As well as many Temples (not sure how the uber-orthodox types are ... you'd know better than me).

But there's many, many others that haven't. Esp. if you don't only count Christian/Jewish types of churches. How many Mosque's openly accept homosexuality, for example?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 04:03 PM

7. Of course there are many that need work, but this is an important step.

It shouldn't be diminished by "whataboutism".

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 04:04 PM

8. Fair enough my friend (nt)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 02:44 PM

3. Blacks being "moral conservatives" is one of the stereotypes ...

... though I must say I'm not seeing it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Passenger (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 03:32 PM

4. OK

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread