Guest Post: Rev. Dr. Jeff K. Hood, Guest Contributor
If it was not for your willingness to follow God, I doubt I would be writing. I just received my doctorate from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University for a project entitled, “The Epiphany of the Queer: An Exploration in Theology.” For so many years, you have inspired me to keep going. There are many who would say that a man married to a woman should not be doing queer theology. Often, I try to reason with those who are critical. I talk about the spectrum of sexuality and orientation and then add that I have been attracted to men and women since I was young. These words will never be enough for some. In the face of an unplanned pregnancy, I know words were never enough for your critics either. I cling to a God that is queer beyond our wildest imaginations. I know the God that speaks to me is the same God that called you. When we follow the call of God, we slowly grow queerer into the person that we were created to be. You are the queerest of them all. You rejected the normative constructions of society and lived queerly for the sake of carrying God. When anyone questions the existence of a God that is queer, I point to you.
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