I was searching on Kindle Unlimited for a new book to read after finishing Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters and came across this. I haven’t mentioned it here before, but my husband is studying to be a pastor. I know this technically has nothing at all to do with me, but it means that theology and religion are common topics of conversation in our home. The LGBTQ questions comes up a lot and this had been a key reason I read Love Is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community a while back. When I saw the title on this one, I couldn’t help but read it. It’s only 46 pages and took less than an hour to read.
If you’re at all mired in this conversation already or just dipping your toes in it, take a look at this book. There is no picking through scripture like it’s a succession of tweets here, just a concise idea about which side we should be on. Not everyone will agree with her opinions, but they are worth hearing.
In such a short book, I only made five highlights, so I’ll share them with you:
“God, love them through me.” – this was a prayer for a Christian being around “out” people. There’s a great explanation as to why this was the right prayer for that person in the book itself.
If we’re wrong…God is bound to be greatly displeased with us. If we’re wrong, we’ve just done exactly the opposite of what Jesus encouraged us to do which is to love the “least of these.” – I love the quotes here because it’s not that they are less as people but marginalized and treated like less.
You see, by the time Jesus came along, the Law of Moses, which had been given as guardrails for a good life to draw people to God, had been absconded with and were now being used to keep people away from God.
Jesus, always put people above the law. – this is something I think we could stand to do a little more of when it comes to Biblical mandates. Aren’t people and their relationship with God more important?
I‘d rather be wrong by giving grace than by withholding it.
Can Christian’s be pro-gay? Absolutely, and this book is a testament to that. Can a gay person be Christian? Absolutely.
Religion and sexuality are two of the intersections of feminism that I interact with the most and this is a great addition to the books that I can use to help others who are wrestling with this issue.
Get this book at your local library or my astore!