The problem with labels

"The concept "homosexual" really functions as a category of negation, containing all who are not heterosexual. The label tells us virtually nothing about an individual other than the single fact that she or he is not heterosexual. It doesn't make sense to lump diverse individuals together as "homosexuals" and then claim the Bible has a single message of condemnation that covers each of their situations; doing so reduces the complexity of a human life to a single abominable term. By condemining homsexuality with such vehemence, Christians have arguably contributed to the cementing of sexual desire as central to human identity."

Jenell Williams Paris, The End of Sexual Identity, p.70.

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