Here is a reading of Augustine’s “De Genesi ad Litteram” in the light of the problem of homosexuality in the US. The article is not about homosexuality per se but on an issue that is related to it: the relationship between science and Scriptures.

The author, Dr. Daniel Beck enumerates three Augustinian principles taken from De Genesi ad Litteram on how a Bible-reading Christian should confront issues raised by science. Here are the three principles:

  1. Biblical interpretation according to human passion only harms the faith.
  2. Don’t presume to speak as an authority in everything simply because you read your Bible; and
  3. The truth of Scripture will never contradict right reason; right reason confirms the truth of Scripture