What’s This About Gay People Knowing God?
Feeling a bit “left behind”? Worry no more! The Gay Guy Who Knew God is Siya Khumalo, author of You Have To Be Gay To Know God (Kwela Books, 2018).
Siya is a socio-political commentator who speaks and writes on religion, politics and sex. These three topics form what he describes as “the triquetra of power”.
The triquetra is a symbol recently popularised by the TV series Charmed, a show about three sister witches (the “Charmed Ones”) who together possess “the Power of Three” — the greatest force of good magic in history. But there was a time before this when Christians called the triquetra, the Irish trinity knot. It symbolised another power of three: God in Three Persons, the Christian Holy Trinity.
Religion, Politics, Sex: this triad regulates the flow of power in our world. And this power is often used to oppress. The Gay Guy Who Knew God documents the project of unmasking these powers.