Kicking Back Against Homophobia

“What does it mean to be queer and what does that say about your relationship with God?” An interview with Pamela Lightsey.

Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey serves as vice president for academic and student affairs at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. Her research interests include classical and contemporary just war theory, Womanist theology, Queer theory and theology, and African American religious history and theologies. Lightsey’s publications include her book, Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology (Wipf and Stock, 2015), as well as, “He Is Black and We are Queer” in Albert Cleage Jr. and the Black Madonna and Child (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), “Reconciliation” in Prophetic Evangelicals: Envisioning a Just and Peaceable Kingdom (Eerdmans, 2012), and “If There Should Come a Word” in Black United Methodists Preach! (Abingdon Press, 2012).

Lightsey is an ordained elder in the Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church. She holds a bachelor of science from Columbus State University, a master of divinity from Gammon Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center, and a doctor of philosophy from Garrett-Evangelical.

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