Dancing Justice: Just Black HomoSexualities
Chapter 5 takes homosexualities, explicitly quare sexualities, and post-heterosexualities in Afrodiasporic experience as its point of departure. With an emphasis on Black churches as primary sites of moral formation where implicitly and explicitly specified sexual ethics are manifested, this chapter reviews the recent work of the artist Joseph Lamar. Joseph's contemporary vindicationism complements the earlier vindicationist voices of George G. M. James and Aimé Césaire. This chapter gestures toward ways that Black churches' (mis)handling of sexualities, in general, and homosexualities, in particular, create stressful conditions of intrainstitutional politics and continue to compromise the relevance of these churches to broader national and transnational political contexts. Consequently, moral agents emerge individually and collectively who dare to say: I do not just want to participate in the power, I want to transform it. The relationship between classical and quantum mechanics is invoked and evaluated with the new rhythms of dancing justice.