(Beacon Press; October 2012)
Does the Bible prohibit homosexuality? According to Bible scholar and activist/author Jay Michaelson, it doesn't. God vs. Gay, his well-researched treatise, mixes academic analysis and memoir as it explains that the vast majority of Judeo-Christian religious traditions support the full equality and dignity of LGBT people. The founder of Nehirim, the largest national provider of community programming for LGBT Jews, their partners and allies, Michaelson has written extensively about the intersections of religion, sexuality and law. A practicing Buddhist as well as a long-time student and teacher of Kabbalah, Michaelson has written several books, lived in Jerusalem and completed a 5-month silent meditation retreat. In 2009, he was included on the "Forward 50" list of the 50 most influential American Jews.