Human Sexuality and Justice Between the Sheets

sexThe first words God addressed to humans—even before forbidding eating fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil—was to engage in sex. Within the creation story, God, after forming humans in God’s own image, told to them to copulate, the only way to “be fruitful and multiply.” Not only were humans commanded to have sex, God declared it “good” (Genesis 1:31); which frankly is an understatement, for sex is really great! It is great because it fosters intimacy within relationships serving as basis for healthy and just communities. Yes, procreation allows humans to participate and continue in God’s creation, for like God, humans have the ability to create new life; still, to believe the sole purpose of sexual intercourse is reproduction is both problematic and damaging.

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