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“Brentlinger is... an excellent lucid writer but also a first rate scholar in the area of Christianity, the Bible and homosexuality...
Dr. Jerry Maneker
He unequivocally and conclusively shows that same-sex loving couples have never been condemned in Scripture or in any of the works of the ancient writers who lived in the time frame and within the context in which the "offending" words, ideas and Bible passages were written and interpreted.
He also unequivocally and conclusively shows how those passages have been re-defined, often by relatively recent self-styled "conservative" Christians, to mean what was undoubtedly never in the minds of the writers of the Old and New Testaments...
I can't do sufficient justice to this superb book! As I mentioned, it is... simply outstanding, easily readable, logically and systematically written so that everyone from a lay person to a theologian can easily read and comprehend it.”
- Dr. Jerry Maneker, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at California State University, Chico. Dr. Maneker has been married since 1962. He and his wife have two grown daughters. Jerry is an ordained priest in the Congregational Catholic Church, a division of the Independent Catholic Churches International (ICCI).
Jerry Maneker reviews Gay Christian 101.
"Gay Christian 101 - Spiritual Self-Defense for Gay Christians, is a must-have book for... any person who is seeking answers to the continued debate around the Bible and human sexuality.
Rev. Troy Perry
Rick knocks the ball out of the park with his knowledge of Scripture and his love for the Bible.
If I could only afford to purchase one book this year, this would be it!
Rick, you've done an incredible job.”
- Rev. Troy Perry, Founder of, The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches
"I just wanted to let you know that I've now finished reading your book. It has been such an encouragement to me. I'm a huge fan of history, and the way you weaved solid historical context and culture into your work gave it so much more validity. I now have a greater desire to know more about God's Word..."
- Church Music Director. Gay Christian 101 Feedback.
"I just finished the chapter on David and Jonathan and think it was the most convincing material on their having a sexual relationship that I have read."
- Pastor D, via email.
"Your meticulous method of presenting evidence almost leaves the reader with no other conclusion than your own. That's great presentation... I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your writing style." - Kevin
"I was impressed that he did not limit the perspectives he presented to the ones he viewed (and supported) as correct.
Far to the contrary, he at times almost overwhelms the reader with alternate viewpoints, considering all angles of the critical issues regarding homosexuality and the Bible.
For example, Brentlinger presented 18 different interpretations of Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13, explaining what type of people believe them, then sorting out and presenting what he believes the evidence shows...
You may even reach different conclusions — there is enough alternative information provided to make that possible — but he does such a good job of methodically making his points that disagreeing with his final conclusions would be very difficult...
I have never read a more comprehensive study of how homosexuality is and is not treated in the Bible than this book, and I suspect you haven’t either."
- Jim Johnson, Straight Not Narrow Blogspot. Gay Christian 101 Feedback.
"I have so many friends who have personally struggled with these [gay] issues over the years that I really think you have done a great service to gay and lesbian people who are on the path of Christianity.
You have also done a service to non-Christian gays in that the book will serve to reduce anti-Christian feeling, which is very common in the queer community, by showing that those who preach intolerance are not in fact true to their own scripture."
- Toby Grace, Editor In Chief, Out In Jersey Magazine, Gay Christian 101 Feedback.
"This book Gay Christian 101 is one of the most enlightening of modern times, about homosexual relationships. It is not written to excuse sin in anyway, but to help true Bible-believing Christians understand true doctrine from God's word concerning the issue of same-sex relationships.
It is an eye opener and if read with a heart open to God and His Holy Spirit, I believe it will cause you to be moved with a deeper heartfelt burden for the Great Commission of Jesus Christ which is to reach all the world, with the message of the Gospel."
- Fundamental Pentecostal Missionary in Asia. Gay Christian 101 Feedback.
"I love this book. It has helped me in responding to other "straight christians" like myself, when trying to impress upon them the knowledge God has given me about Gays and Lesbians. They are His children and He loves them and His word doesn't say anything different... Love in Christ." - Karen P.
“I got the book today and am already hooked. I just finished the Sodom chapter. I appreciate how you address the antigay rhetoric that is spewed at us."
- Editor, The Epistle, A Web Magazine For Christian Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender People.
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What the Bible and Science say about being gay
From what I have studied on the subject, the Bible doesn't give a blanket condemnation of homosexuality. Here are some good questions to ask conservative …
Sodom and Hospitality
Your comments on Sodom and hospitality are spot on! Hospitality is a big issue in the East and it is interesting to note that the basis for judgment when …
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In his powerful new book, Independent Baptist minister Rick Brentlinger persuasively argues that on the issue of homosexuality, the church has it wrong. …
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