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Sexual Honesty

Tony Jones’ blog post “What’s a Christian to do with…Dan Savage?” got me thinking.

Maybe it’ll do the same for you.

My favorite part of all this?  One of Jones’ parting comments:

…many Christians are ready for our conversations about sexuality to expand beyond “what to do with the gays,” and instead have a more fully-orbed dialogue about sexuality and human identity.”

Read the comments accruing below Jones’ post.  They’re worthwhile.

What do you think?

[Post image: Kissing Couple by betacam on stock.xchng]

2 Comments


  1. Don Rogers
    Jul 20, 2011

    “What do you think (about sex)?”

    That’s a strange question to ask a recovering Southern Baptist…..lol! I haven’t fully dropped all my indoctrination of 59 years. This is one area that is hanging on like a kitten to a tree branch. Slowly, slowly but surely this will change.


  2. Elissa
    Jul 20, 2011

    You’re hilarious. Yeah, I think it’s because we’re taught NOT to talk about it…at least in the ways you need to. And by saying “you,” I mean me, too.

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