Kingdom Eunuch, A Dialogue About Sexuality And The Kingdom of God
While views on abortion and gay marriage are virtually always attached to one’s religious belief, these subjects should provoke an open dialogue about sexuality, argues pastor Antoine Roston Sr. in “Kingdom Eunuch, Sexuality in the Kingdom of God” (ISBN 1460951808).
“Kingdom Eunuch” provides a road map to in-depth discussion about sexuality from a clergyman’s point-of-view. His candid thoughts on the often unbalanced, fundamentalist teachings in churches suggest that churchgoers should realize their disdain for homosexuals only challenges the core of Christian principles.
“Churches and religions can no longer ignore this topic nor can they deal with it in such a negative way as they have historically done,” Roston says. “I want to provide readers with facts, assumptions, truth, but most of all, hope.”
Pastor Roston challenges the misinformation religious followers believe about one’s sexuality. He has been trained in behavior change counseling strategies for HIV/STD prevention and abstinence and relationship empowerment. His work focuses on empowering people of various ages and backgrounds with wisdom and insight.
Roston attempts to provide an open, nonjudgmental perspective of homosexuality by gathering insight from several perspectives. He examines how some religious backgrounds have openly welcomed homosexuals, while others have simply rejected them as followers of Jesus Christ.
Unlike many religious organizations, Roston recognizes that religions and individuals should be educated on sexuality from both a scientific and religious perspective. In a society where sexuality is expressed freely and openly but not always welcomed by others, he hopes that this book will not only educate, but comfort those struggling with their sexual orientation and faith.