Heteronormativity is the upheld assumption that heterosexuality is the norm into which all must strive to fit, or else suffer exclusion. The Church is notorious in perpetuating a heteronormative view of the world. Homophobia is closely related to heteronormativity, because it speaks to the prejudice behind this assumptive norm of heteronormativity and the exclusion it breeds. As is the case with Race(ism), many of the biblical texts that speak to this topic are better known for their misinterpretations than they are for their source texts. In these dialogues, it is important to be informed on accurate translations and to be mindful of where to draw the line between Scriptural accuracy and agenda-laden tradition.

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