Friday 23 November 2012

Abomination - You shall not lie with a man

Here is an interview I did on New Zealand breakfast television in October 2012. 

The show is called Good Morning and my interviewer is Rod Cheeseman. I wasn't sure what he was going to ask, but among other great questions he surprised me by asking about one of the sledgehammer scriptures from Leviticus in the Bible.

You shall not lie with a man, as with a woman: it is abomination. 
(Leviticus 18: 22 King James Version) 

But I am very grateful that Rod did bring up this this verse as it gave me an opportunity to talk about it outside the context of my book and to open it up to a wider audience. 

This 'abomination' verse has caused so much trouble for so many people and is the best example I know of how not to use the Bible. I have another post on that more general topic which you can read here

This interview is only abut six minutes and I don't get the opportunity to go into as much detail as I do in the book, but you, your friends or loved ones might find it helpful.

Watch it here and you can re-size it for the whole screen by clicking on the far right icon at the bottom. Please do share it around if you think it might be helpful to someone you know.

Pax et Amor - Stuart

Friday 9 November 2012

Talk Show - Gay Talk Tonight 1 & 2

Recently I was in New Zealand to do some promotional work for Being Gay Being Christian. I did some interviews, some public speaking and had the wonderful opportunity to shoot a documentary on same-sex marriage - more about that in a future post. It was quite an exciting time I can tell you. 

Gay Talk Tonight Host - Andrew Whiteside
While there, I had the happy opportunity of appearing on Gay Talk Tonight, a net-based talk show hosted and produced by media whiz and film-maker Andrew Whiteside. Gay Talk Tonight is a forum where, in a small interview of about twelve minutes or so, guests are interviewed by Andrew on all manner of subjects related to living freely as as a gay person. And so I felt it a huge honour to be asked to appear and to have my story and the story of BGBC alongside such an illustrious lineup of people. Andrew asks all his guests at the end of their interview the same question: what makes a happy life? It was great to be able to offer a few thoughts of my own on this.

Andrew is a such a professional and his interviews are always interesting. You can click on the following title to go to his webpage where you will find many other interesting people in the same short format. I encourage you to have a listen.

Gay Talk Tonight  

Below you can find my own interview. Andrew has generously placed much of our hour together in two parts; something he normally doesn't do, so a real honour. Both are about twelve minutes each. They are here on the BGBC Blog, on the above link of course, and on YouTube as well (under the title of Being Gay Being Christian). If you watch them here, you can watch them as you see them on YouTube and best of all, you can also re-size them to fit the whole screen. I hope you enjoy these interviews, and please, if you know someone who might benefit from watching, do pass this blogpost around.

Part 1

Part 2

Pax et Amor - Stuart