This We Believe: The Christian Case for Gay Civil Rights by C.S. Pearce
'This We Believe: The Christian Case for Gay Civil Rights' demonstrates how traditional Christian beliefs about homosexuality are hurting all of the church, especially its most vulnerable members: young gay people who are convinced that their very essence is sinful. It summarizes the latest scientific research, current Biblical scholarship, and the teachings of Jesus to show why an ever-growing number of Christian leaders and laypeople now support marriage equality and other civil rights for gay, lesbian, and transgender people.
“This book is a veritable 'CliffsNotes' on what we now know about homosexuality and its relationship to Christian faith. In a few short pages, C.S. Pearce debunks long-held myths, clarifies Scripture and argues for a much needed rethinking of the Church’s traditional stand. Just reading these words will reassure young gay and lesbian people that God loves them just as they are, while challenging those who are not so sure that perhaps they have put God’s love in too small a box.” —The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire
C.S. Pearce has been writing about religious and ethical issues, public affairs, and natural science since 1992 for Southern California magazines, books, and newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post's "On Faith." She is currently the director of media relations for Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Lincoln University. She has written many articles on religious issues, some of which you can read at www.cspearce.net. This We Believe: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage is her first faith-related book. Her previous books include The World-Famous San Diego Zoo, which sold 90,000 copies in its first and second editions, and a children’s zoo book. She received her journalism training from San Diego State University, her bachelor’s degree from University of California, Irvine, and her master’s from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.