What does the Bible really say about homosexuality?
Is it a sin to be gay or to be in a same-sex relationship?
Many people struggle with reconciling religion and homosexuality. You might have a gay friend or family member, or be gay yourself, and not know what God would say about your sexuality. You might have been told that being gay is a terrible sin, and some verses from the Bible might even have been used to justify this claim.
Find out which passages are said to refer to being gay and gay relationships
Being raised in Christian households, we were often told that the Bible condemns homosexuality. We struggled with these issues ourselves for a long time, and eventually decided to research the Bible ourselves and find out exactly what it says about homosexuality. All of the passages that are often used against homosexuality in the Bible are discussed in this book.
Find ways to reconcile being gay and Christian
This short book is packed with information about how Biblical scholars and religious leaders have reconciled homosexuality and religion, including:
- What Jesus had to say about homosexuality
- Same-sex relationships in the Bible
- How many churches are changing their stances and teachings about homosexuality
About the authors
Grant Andrews is currently completing his PhD at the University of the Western Cape, with a focus on fatherhood and masculinities. He lectures in the English Department and has written extensively on self-actualization and self-exploration.
Malan van der Walt is a student program coordinator at the University of Stellenbosch, working with young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in order to promote HIV prevention and to advocate for equality. He is continuing his postgraduate studies in psychology with a focus on gender and sexuality. He conducts counselling sessions and runs support groups with young gay people.
If you need a fresh perspective on your faith and sexuality, this book is for you.