Max Carter: Scripture written before homosexuality understood
. In terms of homosexuality, I suspect that most scripture was written way before we had an understanding of the term - and the nature of human sexuality. Most clergy are products of their own culture and boxed sets of perceptions. Our personal experiences are limited. Our logic is often faulty and our reason influenced by our environment. But we can find commonality in the scriptural call to love mercy and seek justice; in a growing consensus of centered and selfless clergy that G-d's love is greater than our limited ability to share it; in an expanded experience of the homosexual as our neighbor rather than a stereotype; and in a wide body of scientific discoveries about the complexity of our sexual identities and what is "natural."
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