Tyler Connoley is the author of “The Children Are Free: Re-Examining the Biblical Evidence on Same-Sex Relationships.” Reverend Connoley, a long time resident of Silver City, is the pastor of the United Church of Christ and the Immigrant Care Coordinator for the Southwest Conference of the U.C.C. Reverend Tyler will be answering questions about the controversial topic of the Bible and homosexuality and transgender and other gender nonconforming identities. Tyler Connoley is married to Rob Connoley who is chef and co-owner of the Curious Kumquat with Tyler.
Often we hear people claim the Bible opposes homosexuality and other marginalized people such as those who identify as transgender. Does the Bible really address this issue? Reverend Tyler Connoley will talk about the “clobber passages” that have been used to declare those who are different from the mainstream must be abominations. What does the word abomination really mean? Do those people with nonconforming gender and sexual expressions really fit the criteria of what is meant by abomination?
Reverend Connoley brings to this discussion years of study concerning the Bible, Christianity, and the LGBT community. I hope the listeners of GMCR will find this three part series educational and enlightening.
This will be are 3rd and final installment with Reverend Connoley. In this discussion we will be talking about eunuchs. The Bible, both old and new testaments, refers to eunuchs extensively. What exactly are eunuchs? What was their place in society during Biblical times? In this week’s discussion we will explore the nature of eunuchs and their role in society. As we will see, some eunuchs seem to fit the description of our understanding of modern day transgender people. We will be looking at the book of Jeremiah, the story of Esther, and the story of Daniel.
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Gender Trouble! / Tyler Connoley – Part 3