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Love, Honor and Respect: How to Confront Homosexual Bias and Violence in Christian Culture

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A soldier is bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat. A college student is assaulted and hung on a fence to die. A young man in West Virginia is run over several times after being beaten to death. Hate crimes against gays and those perceived to be sexual minorities are growing at an alarming rate. How has the church contributed to this atmosphere of violence and intolerance? What can be done about it?
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Overview

A soldier is bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat. A college student is assaulted and hung on a fence to die. A young man in West Virginia is run over several times after being beaten to death. Hate crimes against gays and those perceived to be sexual minorities are growing at an alarming rate. How has the church contributed to this atmosphere of violence and intolerance? What can be done about it?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595135172
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Intolerance and Violence 1
Attacked and Murdered 2
Terrorized for Being Different 3
Contributor to Domestic Violence in General 4
Demonization and Scapegoating 6
Homosexuality in History 8
Phallic-Penis Worship 9
Giving the Male God More Male-ness 11
Homosexuality in Ancient Greece 12
Homosexuality in Ancient Rome 14
Post-Roman Homosexuality 16
Homosexuality in Flux 18
The Need to Talk 20
Homosexuals Need To Communicate With The Church 20
The Church Needs to Communicate with Homosexuals 24
Responsibility to Guard Against Bigotry and Violence 27
Homosexual Sex 31
Sexual People 32
Varied Practices 34
Situational Homosexual Conduct 39
Sexual Victimization 40
Homosexual Complexity in Society 41
Same-Sex Sex 42
Nature or Nurture 44
Homosexuality as a Trait from Birth 45
Hormonal Imbalances 47
Physical Characteristics 49
Homosexuality as Learned Behavior 50
Guilt and Fault 52
Some Men Who Love Men 54
Love 54
Pleasure 55
Money 58
Survival 62
Normalcy 65
Diversity 66
The Most Powerful Book 69
Description of the Bible 70
Purpose of the Bible 72
Understanding the Bible 73
The Sin of Sodom 76
The Biblical Account 76
More Than Homosexual Lust 78
Idolatry 79
Varied Sins 81
Inhospitality or Rejection of God 81
The Need for Monotheism 82
Application for Today 83
Homosexuality in the Old Testament 84
Levitical Law 84
Belief in One God 85
Health and Safety 87
Propagation 89
The Death Sentence 89
Purpose of the Law 90
The Gibeah Rapists 91
Male Prostitutes 93
Application for Today 94
Homosexuality in the New Testament 96
What Did Jesus Say? 96
Jesus' Temptation 98
Connected With Idolatry 100
Actions That Disinherit The Kingdom 103
Grace or Behavior 106
Who Judges Others? 107
Application for Today 110
Sexuality and Marriage 111
The Dual Nature of Humanity 111
The Sex is Evil Idea 114
The Necessary Evil Idea 115
Sexuality for Pleasure 116
The Spiritual Union 120
The Greatest Sex 121
The Bond of Marriage 122
How To Love 125
Eros 126
Phileo 128
Agape 128
Commitment 130
Vulnerability 132
History 133
Distorted Defenses 133
Love in Various Roles 135
Male Affection 138
Honest Acceptance 140
No Room For Exclusion 140
Where's the Threat? 142
The Challenge for the Twenty-first Century Church 143
Honor and Respect 147
Dialogue vs. Monologue 148
Listening With an Open Heart 150
Human Respect and Dignity 152
Truthfulness 154
Non-Judgmental Stance 156
Noticing Similarities 157
Action From the Pews 159
The Choice for Peace 160
Bibliography 163
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    This guy. Someone give this guy a medal. Make him president. Please.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2001

    Revealing look at homosexuality throughout history

    This is an excellent book on homosexuality and the Christian church. Buchanan's discussion of how homosexuality is viewed in the cultures influencing Judaism during the Old Testament through modern day Christianity is fascinating. His insight into the sociology and neighboring religions of early church times helps tie together biblical principles that I hadn't understood before. He also discusses how early misunderstanding about same-sex love has lead to hatred and violence in the world today. Buchanan also discusses how we as followers of Christ can heal this fracture in our Church.

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