By W. C. Harris
Argues that homophobia aren't eliminated within the usa until eventually faith is ended.
Slouching in the direction of Gaytheism brings jointly highbrow traditions—the New Atheism and queer theory—and strikes past them to supply a brand new voice for homosexual americans and atheists alike. reading the ongoing vehemence of homophobia in cultural and political debate concerning queer equality, this unabashed polemic insists that the desires met by way of faith could be met—more correctly and not more toxically—by different types of neighborhood that don't harass and malign homosexual and lesbian americans or abate collective social development. W. C. Harris argues that compromises with conventional faith, regardless of how enlightened or good intentioned, will eventually go away heteronormativity alive and good. He explores a number fresh hobbies, reminiscent of Dan Savage’s “It will get greater” venture, reparative “ex-gay” treatment, Christian purity tradition, and makes an attempt by way of liberal Christians to reconcile faith with homosexuality, and indicates how those proposed suggestions are both insufficient or definitely risky. in line with the writer, the time has come for “gaytheism”: leaving faith at the back of so that it will guard queer dignity, rights, and lives.
“Harris deals an important, compelling, and complete research concerning the incompatibility of queerness and faith … hugely recommended.” — CHOICE
“Lively, unique, and severe, this publication is superb enjoyable to learn. One seems to be ahead to how Professor Harris will skewer the subsequent foe.” — Paul Robinson, writer of Queer Wars: the hot homosexual correct and Its Critics
W. C. Harris is Professor of English at Shippensburg collage of Pennsylvania. he's the writer of Queer Externalities: damaging Encounters in American Culture, additionally released via SUNY Press, and E Pluribus Unum: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Constitutional Paradox.