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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Thou Shalt Not Love



Looking for that perfect Christmas gift? A new book to be released this week could be it:

Thou Shalt Not Love: What Evangelicals Really Say to Gays by Patrick Chapman. Here is the book description:




"Thou Shalt Not Love: What Evangelicals Really Say to Gays" by Patrick M. Chapman, PhD, is an anthropological critique of the arguments used against homosexuals and same-sex marriage, drawing upon current scientific research and biblical scholarship. This timely book has been endorsed by prominent academics and even Christian leaders, including Tony Campolo and the professor of biblical interpretation at the Auburn Theological Seminary, Walter Wink. The foreword is written by Daniel Helminiak, author of "What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality".

The book presents the latest scientific research on what causes homosexuality, can homosexuality be changed, how homosexuality is expressed in non-Western cultures, the presence of same-sex marriages in non-Western cultures, and issues related to Christianity, including what the Bible does and does not say about homosexuality.

The author is a gay Christian anthropology professor in Olympia, WA who underwent ex-gay therapy in an attempt to change his sexual orientation. He has spoken numerous times at both the Olympia and Tacoma, Washington PFLAG meetings.


Here is a review in the Washington Blade.

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