God vs. Gay? Understanding, and Ending, the Conflict

at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Lilly Auditorium University Library Lower Level, IUPUI
Indianapolis, IN

Religious faith and LGBTQ equality are often pitted against one another in our public and private lives.  Yet, Rabbi Dr. Jay Michaelson writes in the best-selling God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality, the vast majority of Christian and Jewish religious values favor the full equality and inclusion of LGBTQ people, and dictate that the tiny handful of anti-gay verses in the Bible be understood literally and narrowly.  A professional LGBTQ activist for ten years, Dr. Michaelson will explore what works (and what doesn’t) in opening minds and hearts, and will discuss contemporary controversies including the parameters of religious liberty and the current administration’s claim that transgender people do not exist.