ERIC Number: ED453702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-31
Promoting Communication: Teaching Tolerance of Homosexual Persons While Addressing Religious Fears.
This paper addresses how to teach tolerance of homosexual persons in a manner that is not threatening to those with religious scruples about homosexuals. It contains an example of a presentation for college students that is designed to teach them to respect their peers and future coworkers regardless of their sexual orientation. The presentation makes the essential point that there is no single Christian position on the moral issue of homosexuality. While some Christians believe that homosexuals threaten the fabric of society, others see homosexuals as but one thread in the tapestry that represents the diversity of the world. The presentation describes the concrete ways Christians approach homosexuality and links the approach taken with the approaches various Christian churches take toward the Bible. Students are reminded that equal rights for homosexuals, whether one holds homosexuality incompatible with "Christian" beliefs or not, do not threaten anyone's religious beliefs. (Contains 19 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A