A new course is now being offered by Pomona College in which the Bible is strained through a gay perspective so that Christianity can be turned into a “queer” religion.
Pomona is offering “Queer Theory and the Bible” for the coming 2019 semester and the class reportedly falls under “Religious Studies” at the school.
The Claremont, California, college calls its class a way to “queer” the Bible saying, “This process of queering will allow and require us to approach the biblical text in new ways.”
According to Campus Reform:
“Queer Theory and the Bible” will teach students how to read the Bible “through queer theory,” by examining excerpts that are “central to prohibitions on homosexuality,” as well as “discourses of heteronormativity” through which “homophobic readings of the Bible” are born.
“We will also look at the ways in which these discourses and the identities they shore up can be ‘queered,’ as well as at biblical texts that can be read as queer friendly,” the course description reads. “This process of queering will allow and require us to approach the biblical text in new ways.”
The course is classified as a “Religious Studies” course and as such satisfies Pomona’s “Analyzing Difference” category of general education requirements. Students who take “Queer Theory and the Bible” will earn one credit.
Pomona student Daniel Silverman told Campus Reform that the requirement “meets a certain demand on campus.”
“The overall socio-political environment among both students and faculty at Pomona lies deep into the left of the political spectrum,” he explained. “As I see it, ‘Queer Theory and the Bible’ and other similar classes related to gender theory exist because there is a high demand among students to enroll in those courses.”
In other words, the class aims to re-write the Christian religion to push the radical gay agenda.
Interestingly, Silverman admits that our system of (mis)education has a bias against a conservative viewpoint because he noted that the class would probably be better served if it was taught with the balance of a more traditional, conservative Christian class in order to “enrich the dialogue and discussion within the course.”
However, he doubted that it would be a viable model because no one would sign up for the new course.
“I will note that if the course was co-taught with a conservative professor, I imagine that fewer Pomona students would enroll in it than otherwise, as students on campus, in general, don’t seem interested in learning from conservative professors,” Silverman wrote
But Silverman went on to celebrate that the “queering” of the Bible was a serious educational study of the Bible instead of the left-wing propaganda that it really is.
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