May 17, 2024

Sunday, June 2: The Biology of Gender

Guest speaker: Richard Thieret, from Athens, OH.

Category: Sunday Services

“Let’s Do It (or maybe not)?”  Many Christian groups use biblical rules regarding gender and sexuality to justify their prejudice toward certain genders, sexual practices, and LGBTQ individuals, whilst simultaneously hoping their god will reward them for their prejudicial piety. Such divisive theology not only divides people but also separates us from the natural world of which we are a part. Absent from this theology of division is the consideration of the biology of gender and sexuality in non-human animals. What do we know about the spectrum of naturally occuring gender and sexual practices in the animal kingdom? How can such knowledge inform those who seek to honor the inherent worth and dignity of every person?