“We need more books like yours…” – Rev. Elder Troy Perry, founder of UFMCC
LORD GIVEN LOVERS (.PDF format) (ISBN 0-595-29868-9)
The story of David and Jonathan offers a new paradigm that will reshape the society in which we live…
The failure of our culture to recognize the intrinsic divinity of all sexual minorities and the sanctity of same-sex, same-gender relationships is the central dilemma challenging lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons. Our society’s civil morality is informed by the religious mores of our culture. A redefined cultural and societal understanding of same-sex, same-gender love derived from and supported by the Bible — a widespread knowledge of the holy union of David and Jonathan — will have a profound impact on the long-term success of our justice movement.
A bold, new look at the same-sex love relationship between David and Jonathan in 1 and 2 Samuel, Lord Given Lovers provides an in-depth exploration of their committed partnership. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) readers will discover a story that will help them find self-acceptance and constructively challenge the prejudice of religious homophobes: God sanctifies same-sex and same-gender relationships through The Holy Union of David and Jonathan.
Lord Given Lovers is also an academic and inspirational resource for LGBT and LGBT-friendly clergy and laypersons of all faiths and religious backgrounds - as well as for nonreligious LGBT persons and activists interested in subjects that pertain to equal civil marriage rights. Published in October, 2003, the book retails for $12.95 at www.BarnesAndNoble.com, www.Amazon.com, and www.iUniverse.com.
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A theoretical discussion exploring how social justice movements might integrate practical warfighting principles into the methodology of nonviolence.
A series of essays written and published in conjunction with a five-day fast undertaken during January ‘07.