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Church and state/Religious Right, etc.
The Bible Tells Me So: Uses and Abuses of Holy Scripture.

Church and State: Government and Religion in the United States



Gay topics.
Agony in the Garden: The Story of a Gay Minister

The Antigay Agenda: Orthodox Vision and the Christian Right

Beyond Our Ghettos: Gay Theology in Ecological Perspective

Building Bridges: Gay & Lesbian Reality and the Catholic Church

A Catholic Mother Looks at the Gay Child

Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality

The Church and the Homosexual

Coming Out Spiritually

Coming Out to God: Prayers for Lesbians and Gay Men, Their Families and Friends

Coming Out While Staying in: Struggles and Celebrations of Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals in the Church

Coming Out Within: Stages of Spiritual Awakening for Lesbians and Gay Men

Confessions of a Jewish Wagnerite: Being Gay and Jewish in America

Congregations in Conflict: The Battle over Homosexuality

Courage to Love: A Gay Priest Stands Up for His Beliefs

Defying the Darkness: Gay Theology in the Shadows

Discovering Images of God: Narratives of Care Among Lesbians and Gays

Don't Be Afraid Anymore: The Story of Reverend Troy Perry and the Metropolitan Community Churches

Equal Rites: Lesbian and Gay Worship, Ceremonies, and Celebrations

The Essential Gay Mystics (cassette)

The Essential Gay Mystics (hardcover)

Freedom, Glorious Freedom: The Spiritual Journey to the Fullness of Life for Gays, Lesbians, and Everybody Else

From Queer to Eternity: Spirituality in the Lives of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People

The Gay Agenda: Talking Back to Fundamentalists

Gay Priest: An Inner Journey

Gay Theology Without Apology

Holding Me Together (includes “Reactions to Homophobia”)

Homosexuality and Christian Community

Homosexuality and Religion

Homosexuality and World Religions

In the Courts of the Lord: A Gay Priest's Story

The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology

Islamic Homosexualities: Culture, History, and Literature

Just Good Friends: Towards a Lesbian and Gay Theology of Relationships

Know My Name: A Gay Liberation Theology

More Than Welcome

Openly Gay Openly Christian

Perfect Enemies: The Religious Right, the Gay Movement, and the Politics of the 1990s

Prayer Warriors

Reclaiming the Sacred: The Bible in Gay and Lesbian Culture

Reclaiming the Spirit: Gay Men and Lesbians Come to Terms With Religion

Religion Is A Queer Thing

Riding Wild Horses Home: A Conservative Christian Apology

Same- Sex Dynamics Among Nineteenth-Century Americans: A Mormon Example

Sex Longing & Not Belonging: A Gay Muslim's Quest for Love & Meaning

Sex and the Church: Gender, Homosexuality, and the Transformation of Christian Ethics

Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America

Taking a Chance on God: Liberating Theology for Gays, Lesbians, and Their Lovers, Families, and Friends

Twice Blessed: On Being Lesbian, Gay, and Jewish

Uncommon Calling: A Gay Christian's Struggle to Serve the Church

Unrepentant, Self-Affirming, Practicing: Lesbian/Bisexual/Gay People Within Organized Religion

We Were Baptized Too: Claiming God's Grace for Lesbians and Gays

What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality.

Wrestling With the Angel: Faith and Religion in the Lives of Gay Men



Religion and violence.
Abuse and Religion: When Praying Isn't Enough

American Militias: Rebellion, Racism & Religion

Battered Love: Marriage, Sex, and Violence in the Hebrew Prophets

Beyond Violence

The Bible, Violence, and the Sacred: Liberation from the Myth of Sanctioned Violence

Buddhism Betrayed? Religion, Politics, and Violence in Sri Lanka

The Colors of Violence: Cultural Identities, Religion, and Conflict

The Cry of Tamar: Violence Against Women and the Church's Response

The Curse of Cain: The Violent Legacy of Monotheism

Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination

Family Violence: The Compassionate Church Responds

Family Violence and Religion: An Interfaith Resource Guide

Father Greg & the Homeboys

The Girard Reader

God and Violence: The Christian Experience of God in Dialogue With Myths and Other Religions

God's Just Vengeance: Crime, Violence and the Rhetoric of Salvation

The Gospel and the Sacred: Poetics of Violence in Mark

The Harlot by the Side of the Road: Forbidden Tales of the Bible (hardcover)

The Harlot by the Side of the Road: Forbidden Tales of the Bible (paperback)

Jesus and the Spiral of Violence: Popular Jewish Resistance in Roman Palestine

Leveling Crowds: Ethno-Nationalist Conflicts and Collective Violence in South Asia

A Matter of Life and Death: What the Bible Has to Say About Violence in the Pro-Life Movement

The Peace of God: Social Violence and Religious Response in France Around the Year 1000

Prey into Hunter: The Politics of Religious Experience

Reckoning With Aggression: Theology, Violence, and Vitality

Texts of Terror: Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives

War in the Hebrew Bible: A Study in the Ethics of Violence

Youthtalk-Violence





It’s amazing what happens in the name of God!
Dare to read Degranon!
The brilliant scientist Taldra loves her twin gay sons and thinks of them as the hope for Valchondria’s future, but one of them becomes entangled in the cult of Degranon, while the other becomes stranded on the other side of a doorway through time. Can they find their way home and help Taldra save their world?

Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure
By Duane Simolke
Winner, Pride in the Arts Award
On the planet Valchondria, no illness exists, gay marriage is legal, and everyone is a person of color. However, a group called “the Maintainers” carefully monitors everyone’s speech, actions, and weight; the Maintainers also force so-called “colorsighted” people to hide their ability to see in color.

The brilliant scientist Taldra loves her twin gay sons and thinks of them as the hope for Valchondria’s future, but one of them becomes entangled in the cult of Degranon, and the other becomes stranded on the other side of a doorway through time. Can they find their way home and help Taldra save their world?

Though it takes place on other worlds, all the characters in this book are people we might call Native American, African American, Hispanic, Asian, or Middle Eastern. Some of them are also gay. In fact, you could call it a gay science fiction novel, though it can also appeal to a wider scifi audience. For the revised, second edition, I rewrote three of the main characters as gay men, gave a larger role to a lesbian police officer (known as a “Maintainer”), and further explored the “closet” metaphor that appeared in the first edition. Degranon deals with themes of diversity, censorship, and religious violence. It takes place in an alternate dimension, with some of our prejudices and other problems looked at from unusual angles. More importantly for most scifi fans, though, it delivers fast-paced adventure and constant twists.

Find more resources at DuaneSimolke.Com