Finding Aid to the Paul Johnson Papers on Christianity and Gays Coll2014.062
Michael C. OliveiraProcessing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
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Los Angeles, California 90007
Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Title: Paul Johnson papers on Christianity and gays
creator: Johnson, Paul R. (Paul Robert)
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2014.062
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear Feet 1 folder
Date (inclusive): 1971-1995
Abstract: Fliers, pamphlets, and press releases on the topic of Christianity and gays, along with limited correspondence from author and Pastor Paul R. Johnson. Johnson was the author of numerous pamphlets and books while serving as a pastor in Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, and Washington, before settling in Southern California.
Language of Material: English
Paul Robert Johnson, author of numerous pamphlets and self-published books, has served as a pastor in churches in Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, and Washington. After relocating to Southern California he served on the Board of Directors of H.E.L.P., Incorporated and as the Information Director at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center. He served as Director of Information at the Orange County Center and was on the staff of Drummer and Vector Magazine. His articles appeared in The Advocate, The Forum, Newswest, The Sun, and other newspapers and magazines. In 1991 Johnson began his service on the board of Evangelists Together. He also served as the chairperson of the Board of Gabians, director of the Fidelity Speakers Program, and debated Greg Branson on the Crawford Christian Radio Network.
Johnson taught classes, authored, and self-published books on the topic of Christianity and gays including The Gay and the Bible, Homosex Pro and Con, Gays and the Bible, Gays and the New Right, New Standard Bible, New Standard Bible, Ancient Answers to Modern Gay Problems, Homosexuality and the Biblical Text, and The Song of Songs.
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Gift of Paul R. Johnson, undated correspondence.
[Box #, Folder#] Paul Johnson Papers on Christianity and Gays, Coll2014-062, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.
Collection processed by Michael C. Oliveira, September 2014.
Fliers, pamphlets, and press releases on the topic of Christianity and gays, along with limited correspondence from author and Pastor Paul R. Johnson.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Homosexuality in the Bible.
Johnson, Paul R. (Paul Robert)
Correspondence, fliers, pamphlets, and press releases undated