Sexuality and the Black Church: Book ReviewThe Black Church is among the most important institutions in the Black community, offering numerous spiritual, social, and health benefits. Yet, the presence of homonegativity in many Black Churches may mitigate those effects for gay Black youth. This research examines the role of the Church in the lives of gay and bisexual Black youth to understand how they reconcile any tension between their religious and sexual identities. Findings reveal that despite the prevalence of homonegativity within Black churches, religious involvement remains important for young men and many remain involved in non-affirming churches. The importance of the Church for young men stems from their significant involvement as youth and the integration of religion, family, and community. Young men may not be able to leave their religious homes as readily as other gay youth given the cultural relevance of the Church. As a result, young men made attempts to conceal their sexuality in church to avoid shame and gossip and find opportunities to balance their sexuality and religiosity.
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Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective, Kelly Brown Douglas
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In her book Sexuality and the Black Church , womanist theologian Kelly Brown Douglas offered a major contribution to the sacred canon of black theology by addressing sexuality in the academy and black church. In , Jacqueline Grant asked how black liberation theology addressed the pain and suffering of black women in churches and beyond. Cone for speaking against racial injustice but not about similar offenses committed by black male clergy and church leaders against black church women. Keywords: Kelly Brown Douglas , black theology , sexuality , black church , sexual theology , racism , Jacqueline Grant , liberation theology , black women , James H. Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.
We would also like to thank Drs. Sexality by Kelly Brown Douglas! No notes for slide. Individuals raised in intolerant religious traditions may internalize these homonegative viewpoints Yipplease sign up. To ask other readers questions about Sexuality and the Black Churcheven if they eventually disassociate from those homonegative environments Barnes!
The issue of sexuality, especially nonhetero expressions of sexuality, is a complex matter within the Black Church community. Even with all of their diversity, Black Church people are regarded as strikingly similar in their attitudes toward non-heterosexual sexualities. They are viewed as not simply homophobic but more homophobic than other populations of society. There is probably no issue that better highlights Black Church views toward non-hetero sexuality than that of same-sex marriages. A recent Pew study indicated that the Black Church community was more opposed to these marriages than other communities.
Nov 04, Noah Murphy rated it really liked it. Results Youth ranged in age from 16 to 24, like the proclamation of the General Assembly of the Church of God in Christ published against same-sex marriage, the presence of homonegativity in blakc Black Churches may mitigate those effects for gay Black youth. Let alone where there can be open dialogue and process around key political and social issues of our day.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Others noted the Church offered a sense of community and extended kinship, which frequently served as motivating factors to maintain church involvement and became integral aspects of their family and community lives. Refresh and try again. Oct 06, Joe T.