Joseph A Marchal, Editor. Bodies on the Verge: Queering Pauline Epistles (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2019)
This essay traces out how a seemingly ancient truth of antihomosexual condemnation came to be implanted in American Bibles and lodged—in particular—in the epistles of the apostle Paul. The Pauline texts of Romans and 1 Corinthians are the most frequently cited proof texts for biblical condemnation of homosexuality. The same-sex meanings of these passages are often not perceived as interpretations; they are imputed to the text and its historical context as the timeless, original meaning. Viewed historically, however, there are many things that are puzzlingly new about this plain biblical speech.
Heather R. White, "How Paul Became the Straight Word: Protestant Biblicism and the Twentieth-Century Invention of Biblical Heteronormativity" p. 289-307 in Ed. Joseph A Marchal, _Bodies on the Verge: Queering Pauline Epistles_ (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2019)