NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Does the Bible prohibit homosexuality? The topic was discussed at a book reading in Nashville Wednesday night.
The topic has been questioned and debated numerous times. Local author Jay Michaelson believes it is a myth.
Jay is the author of the book God vs. Gay, the religious case for equality. On Wednesday he spoke to a group at Out Central in Nashville. Jay, who was born in the South, said the bible verses sometimes used against the gay and lesbian community, are ambiguous and it all has to do with how the bible is interpreted.
"A lot of times it really is polarized. God versus Gay - you're either for religion or you're for sexuality. And that's just not the case. You know the majority of our shared religious values - and I consider myself a religious person - support, love, honesty, integrity, justice, compassion. These are the values, not six verses out of 31-thousand in the bible that are really relevant to this issue," said Michaelson
He hopes his book can be used in many future discussions on this topic.
Jay Michaelson will discuss his book on this weekend's edition of Out and About on Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. on NewsChannel 5+.