The Church and the Homosexualby John J. McNeill
In this "brave and good book which shatters bad myths" (Commonweal), McNeill shows that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality, and argues that the Church must not continue its homophobic practices. See more details below
In this "brave and good book which shatters bad myths" (Commonweal), McNeill shows that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality, and argues that the Church must not continue its homophobic practices.
- Beacon Press
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John J. McNeill, an ordained priest and practicing psychotherapist, was expelled from the Society of Jesus in 1987 for refusing to cease his ministry to gay men and lesbians. He received a doctorate in philosophy from Louvain University in Beligum and has taught philosophy and theology at Fordham University, Union Theological Seminary, and other institutions. McNeill is the author of Taking a Chance on God and Freedom, Glorious Freedom, also published by Beacon Press.
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McNeill offers one of the first breaking theological arguements for why homosexuality in the Catholic Church deserves a reexamination. The topic is obviously highly debateable, and a clear right or wrong is hard to prove in dealing with the subject matter. However, McNeill makes a strong case for seeing the biblical claims against homosexuality as either misconcieved, uncontextualized, or simply uninformed. In doing so the author asks (though not outrightly) whether the Magisterium's view of homosexuality as an objective disorder and something contrary to natrual law really hold up to the Gospel message. This book has been the starting point for many modern theologians in their works that agrue for a more homosexaully-tolerant Church.
Awful mis-representation of what true Christianity is. Read Leviticus 20:13.