Tag Archives: LGBTIQ and Society
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 +
“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.
The commemoration of the birth of Christ draws nigh, signalling a time for people from all walks of life to celebrate a renewal of hope and peace. The portrayal of the helpless Newborn in a cave in Bethlehem reflects the helplessness of so many people in Malaysia who remain cradled by the political, economic, and even socio-religious ideologies of others. Malaysians have witnessed a multitude of events in 2015 that have caused us to question what it means to be Malaysians in the twenty-first century. Read More +
By New Ways Ministry For several years now, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna has spoken acted very forthrightly in support of lesbian and gay couples. In his latest interview with an Italian Catholic magazine, Schönborn continued his advocacy for greater recognition of same-gender couples, while at the same time tempering his recommendations by stating his adherence to the magisterium’s heterosexual norm for sexual expression. Though his comments about gay and lesbian relationships are not the most positive that they can be, there is a hopeful message Read More +
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 +