Undergraduate Honors Theses

Thesis Defended

Spring 2012

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

Dr. Loriliai Biermacki

Abstract

Christian theology is at the root of the debate over LGBT etc. 1 equality. What the movement needs to counteract conservative Christian voices is for progressive Christian allies to come out proclaiming a doctrine of love and acceptance. Progressive here means either apologetic or non-apologetic interpretations of scripture, sex positive interpretations, compromising views of essentialism and constructionism, etc. Certain Christian biblical interpretations and doctrines have been used to support efforts toward equality for different identities. Progressive Christian rhetoric, grounded in scripture, can be used to argue in favor of LGBT etc. rights and so counter conservative Christian anti-LGBT etc. rhetoric.

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