Queers of Color Readings of Buddhist and Abrahamic Scriptures

In “Queerly A Good Friday,” Jeanette Mei Gim Lee writes, “I believe the Bible’s messages to be formative, existential, and inspirational, that is, open to different interpretations and responses,” (81) especially those that support a “liberation theology” for “queer of color” activism. (82) Lee’s idea of queers of color scriptural interpretation is the key to this second essay that is based on this prompt: How do queer 1) Asian Americans, 2)  Chicanos or Blacks and 3) Middle Eastern Americans interpret their Buddhist or Abrahamic scriptures and actions? This essay reflects three Course Objectives:  B. Demonstrate writing intensive composition through a guided process of revision (WI). D. Demonstrate “Control of Syntax and Mechanics” by using graceful language that skillfully communicates   meaning to readers with clarity and fluency, and is virtually error- free (WI).                                                                 J. Demonstrate “Knowledge of Cultural Frameworks” through a “sophisticated understanding of the complexity of another culture in relation to its beliefs and practices” such as the in LGBTQI2 religions of: African Americans, Chicanos, Asian Americans, or Middle Eastern Americans” (HD).
Organization: Near the end of page one, create a thesis at the end of page one that answers the question: How do queer Asian Americans, Chicanos or Blacks, and Middle Eastern Americans interpret their Buddhist or Abrahamic scriptures and actions? Use something like this topic sentence on page two: In ____ (name article) by ____ (name author), the ____ (choose ethnicity) readings of _____ (choose Buddhist or Christian) scriptures is queered. On page three, create a topic sentence like this: The relationship of ____ (choose African American or Chicano) practice is more distanced from Christian scripture in the _______ (name article/book) by ______ (name author). On page four, compose a topic sentence as follows: Finally, ____ (choose Jews or Muslims) offer their readings on _____ (choose trans or gay) scriptures and lives in in the _______ (name article) by ______ (name author). The conclusion topic sentence on the fifth page needs to compare or contrast the queers of color readings from the three previous pages. 

Content: On Page 1, Introduce your three authors’ works in 3-6 sentences and explain the concept of queers of color interpretations of scriptures, including the Buddhist chanting of scriptures if you wish. Include a thesis near the end of page one. One Page 2, analyze Buddhist or Christian Asian American interpretations of scripture/chants. On Page 3, explain the degree to which Christian Chicanos or Blacks privilege spiritual action over interpretations of the Bible. On page 4, analyze how queer Middle Eastern American Jews or Muslims interpret their religious texts. In the Page 5 conclusion, compare or contrast the degree to which your authors rely upon scripture in pages 2-4. Include a works cited section comprised of three entries for three authors on the same page of your conclusion.

Citations: Quote an Asian or Asian American voice on page two, a Chicano or Black voice on page three, and a Jewish or Muslim voice on page four. Directly quote your three authors, putting relevant words in quotation marks rather than just paraphrasing. After explaining the meaning of your quotes, put a page number after your quote, and complete the works cited page after your conclusion.
Writing Style: Clear grammar, varied sentence structure, sophisticated composition, and an educated style mark a successful paper.