"Living in Sin?: A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality by John Shelby Spong. "
Bishop Spong is a leader in the fight to legalize same-sex marriage, and in this book he discusses why the biblical defenses against homosexuality are weak at best. He also talks about the needs for the church to recognize ways of life besides marriage and celibacy. He wants the church to have a "betrothal" ceremony for young adults who want to be committed to each other and live together but who aren't ready to get married.
It was an interesting read, it definitely made me think. I enjoyed reading why the biblical defenses of why homosexuality is wrong are not valid. I'm not a fan of the way the book was laid out, though. The organization of it seemed wonky.
I think the biggest thing I'll be taking away from this book are the reasons why the biblical defenses against homosexuality. I live in the Midwest, and I don't think it's a welcoming environment for LGBQT people. I've had conservative Christians bring stuff like this up to me, and the more educated I am then the better I can defend LGBQT people.
I'm also reading Spong's "Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism: A Bishop Rethinks the Meaning of Scripture". It's really good so far, but I'm having to read really slow to absorb the incredible amount of information he provides.
I'm going to need to read a fun book next, these 2 are wearing me out!
What have you read lately?