chapter  24
17 Pages

While Love is Unfashionable: Ethical Implications of Black Spirituality and Sexuality

Black spirituality and Black sexuality, properly understood as aspects of the holistic life-style of Afro-American women and men, are a closer fit than hand and glove. Nonetheless, taken together these issues also represent two of the most serious ethical challenges that the contemporary Black church must address. While we may affirm the covenantal poetry above, which is based on an African worldview and value system, we must also acknowledge another Afro-American reality that sorely lacks the spiritual and sexual fidelity expressed in the poem.