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The New College Class on Reading the Bible Will Leave Christians Everywhere Furious

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A college located in California has started offering a course for the 2019 semester titled “Queer Theory and the Bible,” strangely placing the class under the heading of “Religious Studies.”

Pomona College, a liberal arts institution, offered up a brief explanation for the one-credit course, saying “This process of queering will allow and require us to approach the biblical text in new ways.”

The course aims to teach students how to read the Bible through the lens of “queer theory,” and its participants will examine portions of the holy book that are more centralized to “prohibitions on homosexuality,” such as same-sex relations.

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According to the course description, the course will also explore “the larger discourses of heteronormativity (constructed around gender, sexuality, class, national identity, state formations, kinship, children, etc.) in which homophobic readings of the Bible emerge.”

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“We will also look at the ways in which these discourses and the identities they shore up can be ‘queered,’ as well as at biblical texts that can be read as queer friendly,” the description continues. “This process of queering will allow and require us to approach the biblical text in new ways.”

The course will be taught by Dr. Erin M. Runions, the chair of religious studies. Dr. Runions research interests include “[t]he intersections of biblical interpretation and political philosophies, with their multiple impacts on political subjectivity, gender, sexuality, U.S. national sovereignty, and biopolitics.”

If you take a gander at Runions’ bio on her webpage, it states that she has been involved in activism for a number of years, her work largely focusing on issues like prison injustice, globalization, antiwar activism, feminist and queer organizing, and police brutality.

If you still aren’t convinced that Christianity is under attack by progressives in the university system, this should pretty much get you off of the fence.

Source: TheBlaze

 

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We certainly hope there are many more young people like Gabe out there willing to reach out and intervene when their friends are in trouble

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Huge Fire Tears Through Church…You Won’t Believe Went Unscathed

Firefighters were absolutely shocked when they finally got inside the razed church.

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Truly and utterly, there are some time in which the truth is far stranger than any conjured fiction. Here in America, we seem to love these stories and the mysteries behind them.  We’re obsessed with unsolved true crime, the paranormal, and all things hypothetical…including bizarre notions about the ancient Egyptians galavanting around with extraterrestrials. Is this simply escapism run amok?  Perhaps, but we have been drawn to the impossible and improbable throughout the entirety of human history. That is why the story of a church fire in West Virginia is so compelling. Firefighters in West Virginia surveying the damage from an inferno that had gutted a church over the weekend were astounded when they discovered that a bevy of Bibles and crosses had somehow survived the conflagration unscathed. The remarkable find was reportedly made early Sunday morning after the Coal City Fire Department helped to battle a blaze that had engulfed the Freedom Ministries Church in the community of Greenview. Upon entering the building, the team of rescue workers was stunned to see that every Bible inside the church had apparently made it through the harrowing ordeal undamaged. Posting pictures of the amazing sight to Facebook, the department noted that the fire had, at one point, been so hot that they were actually forced to pull personnel from the building for their safety. The temperatures were so extreme, they explained, that everything inside should have been reduced to ashes. Firefighters also remarked that none of the crosses inside the church itself were damaged by fire either, adding to the mystery.

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