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use an interdisciplinary approach drawing on critical race theory, African American, queer and religious studies. As a religion columnist I try to inform the public of the role religion plays in discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Because homophobia is both a hatred of the ‘other’ and it’s usually acted upon ‘in the name of religion,’ by reporting religion in the news I aim to highlight how religious intolerance and fundamentalism not only shatters the goal of American democracy, but also aids in perpetuating other forms of oppression such as racism, sexism, classism and anti-Semitism.
Rev. Irene Monroe is interviewed by Amanpour & Company, PBS, on LGBTQ Issues in Religious Communities.
How do you get beyond fiery debates and foster dialogue? Reverend Irene Monroe describes herself as a black, lesbian, radical feminist who co-hosts the new podcast “All Rev’d Up,” where she discusses current issues with an evangelical colleague. She sits down with Michel to talk about the need for dialogue between people of different views.