What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Jim Burroway

February 11th, 2008

If one were to write an anti-gay book for the conservative Anglicans in Britain, I would suggest that they might want to pay closer attention to the cover art. Is it just me, or does this look like an odd choice to you?

By the way, two of the books editors are involved with the web site Anglican Mainstream, which happens to be on our list of Cameron Collaborators. I can only guess what kind of lunacy lurks inside this tome.


February 11th, 2008

R O F L !

Emily K

February 11th, 2008

I noticed that too, but I think it’s supposed to be the prodigal son being forgiven by his father. So they’re saying that when gays return to God and renounce their “lifestyle” they’ll be blessed also by the church.


February 11th, 2008

Hee Hee :-) Yeah, Emily’s right: the cover image is “The Return of the Prodigal Son” by Rembrandt. It’s one of my favorite works of art because of its deep religious undertones.

…but I’ve always felt a bit awkward about the positioning of the son and the father. I thought I was the only one who thought this; it’s nice to know someone else finds it funny :-)

Timothy Kincaid

February 12th, 2008

It’s the usual Ex-Gay claptrap

The book entitled God, Gays and the Church: Human Sexuality and Experience in Christian Thinking, contains testimonies of Christians who had homosexual orientations but now live out straight lives, and will been seen as controversial by more liberal members of the Synod who back same-sex relationships.

The testimonies are complemented by essays in the fields of psychology, psychotherapy, genetics, and Biblical theology, and the book includes a foreword by the Bishop of Winchester, the Rt Rev Michael Scott-Joynt. The book is published by the Latimer Trust, an evangelical think tank for the Church of England.

Ben in Oakland

February 12th, 2008

Do the words “freudian slip” ring a bell? “By their fruits shall you know them” (giggle)

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