Christian Scripture and tradition are not authorities from which I seek approval; rather, they are resources from which I seek guidance and learn lessons as well [as] institutions that I seek to interpret, shape, and change. I am not afraid to look for, face, and criticize those parts of Scripture and tradition that condemn us or treat us badly. I also think it is necessary to look deeply into Scripture and into our past for those affirming words that have been obscured by traditional interpretations. I initiate and develop this discussion on what may be called my own terms, that is, from the point of view of my own experience, interests, needs, and biases. These may not–and probably are not–the same as others’. … The following chapters put forth a particular gay theology–an understanding of my ultimate concern–and make no claim to be the definitive gay theology. My intention is not to speak for others, but to add my voice to others’ and to encourage others to speak.
Information from the introduction, pages 4-5, by author Gary David Comstock, courtesy of Google Books.
The creation of a theology that is from the margins, or as the author suggests, is from the “underside” of Scripture – one that does not seek approval from the very scripture it is based from.