A new op-ed on The Root written by John McWhorter talks about the Black community’s stance on homophobia.
McWhorter mentions how many point immediately to the Bible as their defense for being homophobic. He points to comments he’s read in articles he’s written before on the topic.
Here’s an excerpt:
If the Bible has been used to justify racism and slavery and we’ve learned to value the Bible while letting those things pass, then can’t we get a little more creative when it comes to the new phase in the civil rights revolution, the liberation of gay people? The new Book of Mormon musical is telling us to take exactly this approach to religious teachings — channeling the spirit rather than getting caught up in the more fantastical details — and audiences are cheering the roof off every night. They couldn’t all be wrong.