Reading the Bible is controversial. GLBTQ people know this intimately, because the Bible has been (mis)used to attack us. Here's a recent post on our Called Out list:
A Dismayed Democrat Reads the Bible
Talking to theologian Marcus Borg about biblical errancy, the spiritual body, and the scandal in American Christianity
Candace Chellew-Hodge is the founder/editor of Whosoever: An Online Magazine for GLBT Christians and currently serves as the pastor of Jubilee! Circle in Columbia, S.C. She is also the author of Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians (Jossey-Bass, 2008)
Marcus Borg has a formidable reputation in the world of Jesus scholarship, but if you ask him to describe himself he’s more likely to say he is “a dismayed Democrat”—the result of years of surveying the militaristic, individualistic attitudes of so many of his fellow American Christians.
Read the whole article on Religion Dispatches web site: http://www.religiondispatches.org/books/atheologies/6733/a_dismayed_democrat_reads_the_bible_