Tag Archives: LGBTIQ and Religion
Goh, J. N. (2017). From Polluted to Prophetic Bodies: Theo-Pastoral Lessons from the Lived Experiences of Gay, HIV-Positive Christian Men in Singapore. Practical Theology, 10(2), 133–146. Abstract This article garners theo-pastoral lessons from the lived realities of gay, HIV-positive Christian men in Singapore. Such lessons are premised on the belief that gay HIV-positive men are prophets with lessons of life and faith for Christian communities, rather than polluted victims of a disease who simply merit pastoral assistance. The analysis of the narratives of three gay, Read More +
Goh, J. N. (2016). Survivalist sexuality-faith strategies in biblical meaning-makings: Non-heteronormative Malaysian Christian men and negotiations of sexual self-affirmation. QUEST: Studies on Religion & Culture in Asia, 1, 38–53. Retrieved from https://www.theology.cuhk.edu.hk/quest/index.php/quest/article/view/19 Abstract This article is a socio-theological investigation into the diverse ways in which non-heteronormative Christian men in Malaysia negotiate with biblical passages to affirm their sexual identifyings, sexual expressions and sense of faith. Such a socio-theological investigation also acts as a critical questioning of official and unofficial attitudes towards non-heteronormative men—and Read More +
Goh, Joseph N. “Imaginative Assemblages of of Transcendent/Desire: Non-Heteronormative Malaysian Men Speak Up and Talk Back.” Critical Research on Religion 4, no. 2 (August 2016): 125-140. Abstract Many non-heteronormative Malaysian men find themselves on the receiving end of political, socio-cultural, and religious condemnations of their sexual identifyings and expressions. Their lived realities are often considered invalid, including from religious and theological perspectives. This article is a queer socio-theological project that examines the lived realities of six non-heteronormative Malaysian men who speak up and talk Read More +
“Christianity, Sexual Diversity and Access to Health Services” is a discussion paper that examines the attitudes of institutional and popular Christianity towards men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender persons (TG), the impact of such attitudes towards the aforementioned individuals in relation to HIV prevention and treatment, as well as Christian teachings and strategies that affirm key affected populations and people living with HIV. In Asia-Pacific countries, Abrahamic religions such as Islam and Christianity often condemn same-sex behaviour and gender non-conformity. This kind of Read More +
Goh, Joseph N., and Pearl Wong. Guest Editors. “Special Issue on Queer Theologies.” in God’s image 34, no. 2 (December 2015), with contributions from Pearl Wong, Small Luk, Joanne Leung, Rose Wu, Juswantori Ichwan, Teguh Wijaya Mulya, Kristine Meneses, Miak Siew and Hugo Córdova Quero, as well as artwork by Lai Shan Yip.
By John Pavlovitz Sometimes I wonder if I’ll have gay children. I’m not sure if other parents think about this, but I do; quite often. Maybe it’s because I have many gay people in my family and circle of friends. It’s in my genes and in my tribe. Maybe it’s because, as a pastor of students, I’ve seen and heard the horror stories of gay Christian kids, from both inside and outside the closet, trying to be part of the Church. Read More. This excerpt Read More +
“Bottom line is this: standing up for marginalized communities, even when you disagree with them, is not just the right thing to do, it’s the Muslim thing to do. Remember that whole God is merciful and compassionate thing? That extends to all people, not just those who are straight. Celebrate. Don’t tolerate. Love really does win” – Reza Aslan and Hasan Minhaj in Religion Dispatches. Read More. This excerpt posted here claims no credit for any information or image posted herein: it merely hosts such Read More +
Goh, Joseph N. “Reclaiming Vision and Voice: A Queer-Feminist-Liberation Reading of Mark 10: 46-52 in relation to Non-Heteronormative Malaysians.” in God’s image 33, no. 1 (June 2014): 40-51. This essay deploys a queer-feminist-liberation reading of Mark 10:46-52 to articulate the issues and struggles of non-heteronormative Malaysians, and the ways in which they reclaim their visions and voices as sexual subjects in a disenabling ethos.
By Ruth Gledhill. One of the most influential evangelical Christians in the US has called for full inclusion of gay couples into the life of the Church. Baptist minister Tony Campolo warns that the Church is in danger of repeating the same kinds of mistakes it made when it supported slavery and opposed the ministry of women. Read More. This excerpt posted here claims no credit for any information or image posted herein: it merely hosts such Read More +