Political Scientist Melissa Harris-Perry on why Progressive Religious Support for LGBT Equality is Important

Political Scientist Melissa Harris-Perry on why Progressive Religious Support for LGBT Equality is Important May 31, 2011

An article in Religion Dispatches offers an interesting perspective on the need for a religious case for LGBT equality. Here’s a sample:

If the LGBT movement is identified solely as secular, it becomes easier for conservative Christians to define the movement as “the world” against which faith must stand. How much more powerful, she says, to say that the world is full of inequalities, the world says it’s fine to deny people the basic life-giving reality of housing based on their identity, while we are the radical minority working to protect all the children of God.

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  • I’m sure by now you are aware of my love of Lady Gaga, and I wanted to just throw out the religious undertones of her gay anthem, Born This Way. The chorus is the phrase God makes no mistakes, and asserts that a different lover is not a sin believe capital H I M.  I keep telling you Lady Gaga material is google hits gold.

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    I’m sure by now you are aware of my love of Lady Gaga, and I wanted to just throw out the religious undertones of her gay anthem, Born This Way. The chorus is the phrase God makes no mistakes, and asserts that a different lover is not a sin believe capital H I M.  I keep telling you Lady Gaga material is google hits gold.

  • I should listen to and blog about Lady Gaga more. I think my last mention of her was a joke about her writing a song about the Pope (Papa Ratzi).  🙂

  • I should listen to and blog about Lady Gaga more. I think my last mention of her was a joke about her writing a song about the Pope (Papa Ratzi).  🙂