As the university's pastor and preacher, as a Christian, and as a homosexual, I decided to reclaim by proclaiming a vision of the gospel that was inclusive rather than exclusive, and to do so as a Christian who was more than the sum of the parts of which I was made. I did so. I did so because I wanted all and sundry, but particularly these young homosexuals and their polemic antagonists, to see that there was more than one way to read the Bible and to understand the imperatives of the Christian faith.
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Source Notes: The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Heart and Mind (chapter 8, "The Bible and Homosexuality: The Last Prejudice") (1996). Gomes describes coming out at a rally, in Harvard Yard, to defend gays against attacks made by an undergraduate publication.
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