Elreta Dodds’ new book, “The Right to Be Christian in a Gay Rights America” (paperback) provides a biblical and constitutional defense against the persecution of Christians who do not support homosexuality and explains why their non-endorsement is a question of faith and religion, not of homophobia and bigotry. Dodds’ intent is not to castigate gays or inflame emotions, but rather to present a convincing argument as to why many Christians believe they cannot support the gay lifestyle.
There are Christians in America who are being persecuted for refusing to support, approve of, and/or participate in the affirmation of homosexuality. Dodds emphasizes that there is a difference between tolerance and support, but that the line between the two has been blurred causing many Christians to be unjustly accused of intolerance and discrimination.
Dodds not only presents arguments that defend the Christian faith surrounding this issue, but she also discusses recent cases in which Christians have been fired, sued, and even jailed for not compromising their biblical/religious beliefs regarding homosexuality. Cases cited includes those involving cake shop business owner Jack Phillips, previous cake shop business owners Aaron and Melissa Klein, previous Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, and Rowan County Kentucky court clerk Kim Davis, among others.
While the main focus of most books on either side of this issue is whether or not homosexuality is right or wrong from a biblical standpoint, this book focuses primarily on the injustice of persecuting Christians who believe that the Bible says homosexuality is morally wrong and thus don’t condone it. The book supports the position that says it is reasonable, when taking into account the Scriptures that address homosexuality, for Christians to believe that homosexuality is immoral and that it is therefore a violation of their constitutional rights of freedom of religion and freedom of speech if forced to go against their belief or if persecuted for upholding it.
“The Right to Be Christian in a Gay Rights America” is nationally and internationally distributed and is available (in-store and/or via order) at Barnes and Noble stores, wherever books are sold, and at online stores including Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and BooksaMillion.com.
For more information about the book and the author, click onto www.thebibleandgayrights.blogspot.com.
(Source: Christian Newswire)