Voice for Equality: Dr. Randall C. Bailey

Dr. Randall C. Bailey, a native of Malden, MA, is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Hebrew Bible at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, GA. Prior to his work at ITC, Dr. Bailey taught at the Atlanta University School of Social Work and served as Assistant Minister at First Congregational Church, UCC in Atlanta. He is an ordained Baptist minister and has served on the faculty of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University in New Orleans. Dr. Bailey has been a Visiting Scholar at many notable seminaries around the world, and is also the author, editor, or co-editor of several books and articles focusing on ideological criticism regarding the intersections of race, gender, class, sex, sexuality, nationality and power in the biblical text. To learn more: [Link]

On February 12, 2009, Dr. Bailey was a guest blogger on Freedom to Marry's website. He talked about three events that changed his view on marriage equality: a family gathering reacting negatively to his late brother's desire to marry his same-sex partner, a religious panel debating excluding lesbians from their movement, and coming up against sharp criticism during a lecture in which he advocated for going beyond oppressive elements in the Christian tradition and in the interpretation of Biblical text.

Freedom to Marry salutes Dr. Randall C. Bailey as a Voice for Equality!
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