Wednesday 18 June 2008

This evening I went to a Changing Attitudes meeting where we were introduced to a new book from the Anglican Commuion's 'listening' to homosexuals agenda. It was rightly pointed out by a few that there is an assumption that heterosexuals are the norm and homosexuals are the 'Other'. This is implicit in the assumption that all readers of the book are straight folk trying to get their heads around this unusual queer phenomena.

At first glance there is nothing new added to the debate in this hastily compiled book but a reminder that the "issue" is not the real issue at all.

What are the economic and power issues at stake here, I wonder? Where are the books on sexual identity and political hegemony in Anglican ecclesiology? I know they're out there.