Clobber Texts

General: Overview

For a general discussion of these “Texts of Terror”, see Countering the Clobber Texts here at QTC,

and also:

The Bible and Homosexuality, ByRev. MonaWest,Ph.D. (at Metropolitan Community Church), with the sub-headings:

  • Sexuality in the Mediterranean World
  • The Story of Sodom in Genesis 19
  • Leviticus
  • The Writings of the Apostle Paul
  • Romans 1:26 ‐ 27
  • Issues of Biblical Authority

Also at MCC,

At Bridges Across the Divide, Homosexuality and the Bible  by Walter Wink

For more detailed discussions on each, see:


Genesis 1 & 2:

Genesis 19 (Sodom):

Leviticus / Judges

Leviticus 18:19-22 and 20:1-18

Judges (relevant for the additional insight it gives to Genesis 19 and Sodom)


Romans 1

And for a really exhaustive treatment, focusing on the historical context and emphasising shrine prostitution, see GayChristian101:

Romans 1 – What Historical And Religious Context Did Paul Address In First Century Rome? including:

Corinthians, Timothy, Jude

Corinthians, Timothy






(Links to, UK).

Boswell, John: Christianity, Christianity, social tolerance and homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century  (University of Chicago Press, 1980) 424 pages

Coulton, Nicholas, (ed) The Bible, the Church and Homosexuality(Darton Longman Todd, 2005)

Countryman, L.WilliamDirt, Greed, and Sex: Sexual Ethics in the New Testament and Their Implications for Today (Fortress Press 2007 (revised edition) 290 pages)

Helminiak,Daniel: What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality (Alamo Square Press, 1994 ) 149 pages

Karslake, DanielHelen Mendoza, and Nancy KennedyFor The Bible Tells Me So [DVD]  New York: First Run Features. (film)

Lings, K; Renato : Love Lost in Translation: Homosexuality and the Bible

Martin, Dale B. Sex and the Single Saviour: Gender and Sexuality in Biblical Interpretation Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press.

Miner, Jeff, and John Tyler Connoley. The Children Are Free: Reexamining the Biblical Evidence on Same-Sex Relationships (LifeJourney Press)

Patterson, Linda J. Hate Thy Neighbor: How the Bible is Misused to Condemn Homosexuality

Rogers, Jack Bartlett. Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press.

Sharpe, Keith. The Gay Gospels: Good News for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered People O-Books.

Stone, Ken: Practicing Safer Texts: Food, Sex, and Bible in Queer Perspective   T & T Clark International.

Truluck, Rember S:  Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse Chi Rho Pr

Vasey, MStrangers and Friends: New Exploration of Homosexuality and the Bible

Via, Dan Otto, and Robert A. J. GagnonHomosexuality and the Bible: Two Views Fortress Press.

Wilson, Nancy LOur Tribe: Queer Folks, God, Jesus, and the Bible (Updated and revised in 2000.)

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