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14 May 2009

Out In Scripture

I teach queer studies and preach queer perspectives.
And I thought I knew a thing or two.
But it dawned on me after listening to the Sunday lessons again,
that eunuchs are queer ~ I know this; I've taught it for years.
But what I didn't see that that the eunuch in Acts 8 is black and queer.
And, given his trip to Jerusalem to worship (perhaps among other purposes), is also a Jew.
If that story is in part about the advent of Christianity in Africa,
then that branch of Zion began with a black, queer, Jew.
Who knew?