The volume and voice of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) population is increasing. Similarly, so is the outcry from their opponents. Not surprising, is that the crux of the debate is fueled by a preponderance of religious stalwarts. Historically, the church has been the fulcrum of many socio-theological debates and lead the populous in challenging ideologues that conflicted with their perception and interpretation of the tenets of Holy Scripture. Of note, this dogma, pervasive through history, led to the crucifixion of Christ, the persecution of early church fathers, the religious inquisitions, the Salem Witch Trials, and the justification of the American institution of slavery (Daniels, 2016).Order now
So, it would seem that the contemporary church has chosen to oppose this perceived abdominal and detestable practices associated with the lifestyle found within this societal micro-culture.Thus, this essay will focus on delving in to the mystique of the LGBT lifestyle and paradigm. Specifically, this paper will consider; how this group, communicate their identity, public and/or privately; the uniqueness of their art and their communicated image; and what are the mechanics of roles and relationships within their circles of interaction. The LGBT Community External ExpressionNotable in my generation, as signals of emergence, acceptance and establishment of the LGBT culture into the mainstream of our American culture, are two sentinel events. The “Don’t Ask, don’t tell” (DADT, 1993) instituted by President Bill Clinton and became United States federal law signed on November 30, 1993. Fitly, this was a public declaration and social acknowledgement of the LGBT culture, as a legally protected group with the US military.
Se. . communication would be akin to having contact, with one who has a communicable disease. Ultimately, as to whether the culture favors polychronicity over monochronicity, one would tend to think that would be a function of individualism and situation. Much the same way as the current flow and demands of heterosexual American life.ConclusionThus, in view of this discussion, it would appear there is still much to learn about the LGBT culture.
Moreover, as with unfamiliarity, it would seem prudent and advantageous to focus on commonality and the strengths of diversity thus rendering hatred and suspicion moot. After all, if we of the dominant views say we love God and yet hate and despise God other created beings, made also in his image, then of what value is our faith? Hence we, by our rejection of these fellow humans, make ourselves to be liars (1 John 4:20).