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From the Archives: July 1991

by Melanie Morrison 06-03-2014
An issue of justice

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MOST discussions about the Bible and homosexuality are limited to a handful of passages and the subject is viewed as a moral issue in which the burden of proof is placed on lesbians and gay men to defend our right to be who we are in light of those passages. If we approach scripture understanding that heterosexism, like sexism and racism, is a justice issue, then we move to a different plane of inquiry.

We might then understand that what is at stake in questions of sexual morality is not sexual orientation per se but rather the rightful or wrongful use of sexuality whatever our orientation. Sexual sins can occur in both heterosexual and homosexual relationships wherever people are exploited, abused, neglected, or treated as objects. On the other hand, love, commitment, tenderness, nurture, respect, and communication can be expressed in both homosexual and heterosexual relationships.

From the Archives: April 1981

by Melanie Morrison 04-01-2012

The Presence of God

A Love That Won't Let Go

by Melanie Morrison 07-01-1991

The experience of grace for lesbians and gay men

Love in Grief

by Melanie Morrison 04-01-1987

Women: Witnesses to the Resurrection

Keeping the Vigil Alive

by Melanie Morrison 04-01-1984

Striving to hold back the placement of Pershing and cruise missiles on Dutch soil.

Survival Obligates

by Melanie Morrison 10-01-1982

Portrait of a Dutch journalist slain in El Salvador.

'How Old Will You Be In The Year 2000?'

by Melanie Morrison 07-01-1982

Adolescents reflect on nuclear war.

Hollanditis Up Close

by Melanie Morrison 02-01-1982

400,000 'ordinary people' came together for peace.

The Stuff Of Recognition

by Melanie Morrison 04-01-1981

A sermon on the ordinary

Jesus and Women

by Melanie Morrison 07-01-1980

A study of the life-giving encounters in the Gospel narratives.