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Homophobia and the Bible: A Dangerous Combination with Rev. Harry B. Stock
June 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
For far too long, some teachings about the Bible have diminished individuals of the LBGTQ+ community. And, because of such teachings, some LBGTQ+ people have come to believe that they are not loved by God. This amazing talk will look at the myths and truths of these ancient scrolls. This service is geared toward members, friends, and allies of the LBGTQ+ community. We will look at the scrolls through the influences of ancient Middle Eastern, Hebrew, Greek and Roman traditions, as well as some early Christian traditions. We will hear true translations of the following scripture passages:
- Deuteronomy 23:17-18
- Genesis 18, 19 Sodom story
- Leviticus “The Holiness Codes”
- 1st Corinthians 6:9-10
- Romans 1:21, 26-27
About the Speaker: Reverend Harry B. Stock
Harry completed a five-year study program through the West Virginia School of Religion, and earned a Masters of Divinity Degree from Virginia Theological Seminary. In 1981 he was ordained an Episcopal Priest, and in 1991 he transferred his credentials and was ordained in the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC). He served as Pastor of the MCC Church of the Disciples for 14 years. Harry served on the faculty of Samaritan Institute of Religious Studies for 10 years where he taught “Homosexuality and the Bible” and “Introduction to Sexuality Studies.” He currently serves as Parish Partner at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. and lives with his partner Mark of 40 years in Waldorf, Maryland.