Harvard minister, gay African American, LGBT rights advocate
Died Feb. 28, 2011
(Update: click here for my expanded reflection about Gomes on the first anniversary of his death.)
In his 1996 best-seller, “The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart,” he showed how the Bible was misused to defend homophobia, racism, anti-Semitism and sexism.
Click the following links for more about Peter Gomes:
His full obituary in the New York Times:
Peter Gomes video Would Jesus Support Gay Marriage? (also posted below)
May we honor Peter Gomes by living our lives with the same courage, scholarship and tolerance that are his lasting legacy.
Books by Peter Gomes include:
The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart
The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus: What's So Good About the Good News?
Sermons: Biblical Wisdom For Daily Living
The Good Life: Truths that Last in Times of Need
Strength for the Journey: Biblical Wisdom for Daily Living