My latest at @HuffPostRelig

Fred Rogers (1928–2003) is perhaps one of the most beloved characters from many of our childhoods. For those of you too young to remember, he was the guy with the soft, unassuming voice who brought us education and morality lessons disguised as puppet shows….

Click Fred’s name.

No doubt some will disagree about the meaning of 1 Corinthians 6.9-11 and that’s fine, but you really need to identify why you think this means homosexuality and not other things.

Event so, the point still stands. We proof text. Some do it on purpose and others out of ignorance.

Good luck

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Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, working on the use of Deuteronomy in the Fourth Gospel. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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6 thoughts on My latest at @HuffPostRelig

      • It was pretty good. He addresses both of the primary Pauline proof texts that are usually proffered as biblical condemnation of homosexuality. And not in a way that is dismissive or condescending. He makes a particularly good point regarding the translation of malakoi as “effeminate”: namely, that what we should be pondering is the underlying sexism that accompanies such a charge.

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