"In this ground-breaking book the authors show that the prevading sexual ethic is no longer useful. This ethic presumes as ideal, a uniform morality based on a limited understanding of human sexuality. Heterosexism is revealed to be a system of prejudice that both grows out of and supports this ethic. It produces various forms of discrimination, particularly those against gay and lesbian people, that cannot be justified.
The authors investiagte scripture and tradition and explore emerging social scientific data regarding sexual identity, taking seriously the experience of gay and lesbian Christians. Their investigation supports the view that reformation of Chirstian sexual ethics is both necessary and possible. They suggest that offering a pluriform rather than a uniform sexual ethic will result in a more responsible and viable dialogue on the ethical questions that emerge when we move beyond heterosexism..." -- from the back cover