LGBTQ allies gather at Duke Divinity Convocation


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There’s been some controversy recently at Duke Divinity School about the place of LGBTQ persons in that community:

Student Lizzie McManus-Dail said she asked a question at orientation regarding how to combat heteronormativity, which deals with gender separation, in classrooms.

She said that Richard Hays, dean of the Divinity School, responded he was concerned the question was raised about the LGBTQ community and read from the United Methodist Book of Discipline on homosexuality.

via LGBTQ allies gather at Duke Divinity Convocation | The Herald-Sun.

Duke is an official theology school of the United Methodist Church. Click on the link above to read the full story.

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“Heteronormativity.” Seriously? I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Will the LGBT propaganda machine ever tire of making up silly new words to attack those that disagree with their agenda. Also, is it really news-worthy when a rude freshman demands an answer to an extremely silly and inappropriate question at college orientation and yet is provided an honest answer faithful to the actual position of the institution the rude freshman chose to attend? (I can just imagine the groans and eye-rolls from the rest of the audience when she asked her “question”. Also, is anyone out there really naïve… Read more »

George Nixon Shuler

“Heteronormativity” is a valid concept. Ridiculing calling the elephant in the room is not productive, and is distinctively unchristian. The question was certainly valid. “You can try to stop the hands of time but you know it just can’t be,” as a song from “Hairspray” goes.

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