Addressing Issues Related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Self-Identifying Christians in the Asian American Church
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SubjectAsian American churches
Church work with gays
Sexual orientation--Religious aspects--Christianity
Sexual orientation--Biblical teaching
In the past two decades, a significant number of revisionist literature has been published by queer Asian theologians challenging orthodox teachings on homosexuality and gender identity. The issue that the Asian American church faces today is pressure from society and culture to contextualize the Scriptures in order to affirm same-sex relations and reject gender normative behavior. This thesis seeks to analyze and critique queer revisionist writings, provide biblical correctives and plausibility structures for the Asian American church. The purpose of criticizing the works of queer Asian theologians and providing biblical correctives is to prevent unorthodox teachings from permeating the church and leading believers astray. The reason for providing plausibility structures is to help the church learn how to reduce the marginalization of those who experience same-sex attraction and gender dysphoria as well as to help retain friends and family members of LGBT self-identifying Christians in the Asian American Church. As the Asian American Church engages LGBT self-identifying Christians with convictional kindness and love the church is urged to remain faithful to the Word of God.