By Viola Larson, Naming His Grace blog
Donna Riley’s posting at More Light Presbyterians is “Queering the Marriage Discussion.” She states that “there is something decidedly queerer at stake here than marriage equality. As with ordination the heart of this issue remains: they call queer relationships sinful; we call them holy.” In explaining the meaning of her use of the word queer Riley quotes Jamie Heckert:
To queer is to make strange, unfamiliar, weird; it comes from an old German word meaning to cross. What new possibilities arise when we learn to cross, to blur, to undermine, or overflow the hierarchical and binary oppositions we have been taught to believe in?
And this is basically what Riley’s posting is about, how to blur, undermine and overflow the Biblical meaning of marriage, that is, marriage between one man and one woman.
Visit The Layman Online’s Marriage Resources page for more articles and commentary on marriage.