Sexuality, Certainty and Salvation (Alison, 2010)

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/encounter/james-alison-sexuality-certainty-and-salvation/2961012#transcript

I first fell in love I think when I was nine; it’s a terrifying experience and it was when I first realised I was gay, realised that. Some people realise it way before puberty, and of course at the time, living in an entirely fully evangelical Protestant world, had no real notion; actually one of the very few books we were allowed to read of course, was the bible, so I found myself reading bits of the bible at that age, and realising that it was all to do with love, and having a strong sense, even at that time, that if Christianity is true, then it can’t be true in the way that I was perceiving it, because of the element of love. It was talking about love, and here was this love, so Christianity must be different from what it seemed.

 

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