The Children Are Free

The Children Are Free

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*The Children are Free: Reexamining the Biblical Evidence on Same-sex Relationships by Rev. Jeff Miner and Rev. John Tyler Connoley

*(Recommended for Sexuality and the Bible 201 studies at Cathedral of Hope)

Can two people of the same sex live in a committed, loving relationship with the blessing of God?” That’s the question The Children Are Free brings to Scripture. This book is a comprehensive yet easy-to-read examination of the biblical evidence regarding loving same-sex relationships and God’s attitude toward them.

In Chapter One, the authors lead the reader through a discussion of each of the six passages traditionally used against gay, lesbian, and bisexual people. They demonstrate how an anti-gay interpretation is a misapplication of these scriptures.

Then, in Chapter Two, Miner and Connoley turn our attention to the biblical stories and passages that affirm loving same-sex relationships. Did you know Jesus once met a gay person? Jesus’ loving response is just one of the well-researched stories presented in this chapter.

Chapter Three asks readers to take seriously the call of Jesus to think more deeply about biblical rules. And Chapter Four calls Christians to action, making a connection between the conflicts in the early Church and those occurring within the Church today.

This book belongs in the library of any Christian questioning the role of Scripture in the lives of gay, lesbian, and bisexual people, or the role of LGBTQ+ people in the Church.

Also available in Spanish:

Dios nos ha hecho libres: Una relectura de los textos bíblicos referentes a las relaciones entre personas del mismo sexo by Rev. Jeff Miner & Rev. John Tyler Connoloy

91 pages, paperback