Readings, signings, and other events vaguely literary for the weekend…

Shifting words

Saturday , September 18, 2009
7:00 PM – Shifting Words: Poetry Reading
Dunshee House
Shift hosts the fourth installment of this spoken word event. Part of National Recovery Month.
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Sunday, September 19, 2009
4:00 PM – Kenneth A. Burr: Coming Out, Coming Home: Making Room for Gay Spirituality in Therapy
Elliott Bay Book Co.
“Gays, Guns, and God” takes on a creepy subtext with this book, which purports to “provide readers a rare opportunity to enlarge their belief systems, and interpretation of Scriptures so they can make room for spirituality that includes homosexuals.” I found this book problematic on many, many levels, not the least being the smarmy “see how enlightened we are? We don’t hate all teh gays… only those that don’t love Jesus!” tone. Excuse me while I gouge out my eyes with a spork.
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