Details for "Untangling the Mess" presentations:
Same-sex behavior and homosexuality in history and in the culture
Early understanding of same-sex behavior
The “discovery” of heterosexuality and homosexuality
How did heterosexuality become the “good” sex?
Historical terms about same-sex attracted people and the link to views on women
How did homosexuality come to be understood as a mental illness?
The beginnings of reparative, or change therapy
Gays in the American culture from the 1940s to the 1960s
Religion and Politics
The roots of Fundamentalism
The need to galvanize unregistered blocs of Fundamentalists in the mid-1970s
Conservative voters and gay activists rise in response to actions by Anita Bryant
The AIDS crisis in the 1980s and the response of the American public and Christian church
What is sex?
What is intersex?
The science of sexual orientation
Same-sex behavior in the Bible
Dogma, doctrine, opinions, and hermeneutics
Leviticus 18 and 20
1 Corinthians and 1 Timothy
Looking at the verses in 1611, 1946, 1971, and 1996
Same “tactics” in substantiating slavery, domination of women, and mistreatment of LGBT people
5th Segment: Civil and Christian marriage, impact of misapplied Scripture, the history of LGBT Christian movement, public policy on LGBT issues, and creating safe place in church
Shifting definition of marriage
History of civil marriage
Marriage as a civil right
What is Christian marriage?
Does Christian marriage require complementarity and/or procreation?
The road to marriage equality
Trying to “fix” gay Christians and the rise of the Exodus-type ministries
Mixed orientation marriage where one spouse is straight and one is gay
The beginnings of the gay Christian movement
Public policy on transgender issues
Creating safe places in church