Homosexuality And The Politics Of Truth

Author: Jeffrey Satinover
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441212930
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A Christian psychiatrist examines the latest research, refuting the alleged genetic basis for homosexuality and assessing the social power homosexuals have gained.

Homosexuality And American Psychiatry

Author: Ronald Bayer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691028370
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In 1973, after several years of bitter dispute, the Board of Trustees of the American Psychiatric Association decided to remove homosexuality from its official list of mental diseases. Infuriated by the Board's action, a substantial number of dissident psychiatrists charged the association's leadership with capitulating to the pressures of Gay Liberation groups, and forced the board to submit its decision to a referendum of the full APA membership. Ronald Bayer presents a political analysis of the psychiatric battle involved, from the first confrontations organized by gay demonstrators at psychiatric conventions to the referendum initiated by orthodox psychiatrists. The result is a fascinating view of the individuals who led the debate and the fundamental questions that engaged them: social and cultural values, the definition of disease, and the nature of sexuality. Available for the first time in paperback, the book includes a new afterword by the author.

Public Religion And The Politics Of Homosexuality In Africa

Author: Adriaan van Klinken
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131707341X
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Issues of same-sex relationships and gay and lesbian rights are the subject of public and political controversy in many African societies today. Frequently, these controversies receive widespread attention both locally and globally, such as with the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda. In the international media, these cases tend to be presented as revealing a deeply-rooted homophobia in Africa fuelled by religious and cultural traditions. But so far little energy is expended in understanding these controversies in all their complexity and the critical role religion plays in them. This is the first book with multidisciplinary perspectives on religion and homosexuality in Africa. It presents case studies from across the continent, from Egypt to Zimbabwe and from Senegal to Kenya, and covers religious traditions such as Islam, Christianity and Rastafarianism. The contributors explore the role of religion in the politicisation of homosexuality, investigate local and global mobilisations of power, critically examine dominant religious discourses, and highlight the emergence of counter-discourses. Hence they reveal the crucial yet ambivalent public role of religion in matters of sexuality, social justice and human rights in contemporary Africa.

Homosexuality In Islam

Author: Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 178074028X
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Homosexuality is anathema to Islam – or so the majority of both believers and non-believers suppose. Throughout the Muslim world, it is met with hostility, where state punishments range from hefty fines to the death penalty. Likewise, numerous scholars and commentators maintain that the Qur’an and Hadith rule unambiguously against same-sex relations. This pioneering study argues that there is far more nuance to the matter than most believe. In its narrative of Lot, the Qur’an could be interpreted as condemning lust rather homosexuality. While some Hadith are fiercely critical of homosexuality, some are far more equivocal. One even appears to actively endorse love between men. This is the first book length treatment to offer a detailed analysis of how Islamic scripture, jurisprudence, and Hadith, can not only accommodate a sexually sensitive Islam, but actively endorse it. Scott Kugle is the first Muslim to publish widely on the issue of homosexuality and Islam. An independent research scholar in Islamic studies, he has previously held positions at Duke University, the University of Cape Town, and Swarthmore College.

Loving My Lgbt Neighbor

Author: Glenn T. Stanton
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802491324
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Ever feel like we’re just fumbling through the LGBT conversation, always asking but never really finding answers to questions like: What does it look like to be friends with my lesbian neighbors? How should I love my gay child and his partner? What if I’m invited to a same-sex wedding? What did Jesus say—and not say—about homosexuality? What is the role of the church in the same-sex debate? We don’t have to fumble. While the questions are hard, answers can be had. Just ask Glenn Stanton. Stanton, of Focus on the Family, travels widely meeting with and debating LGBT advocates across the country. In doing so he has had the privilege of becoming friends with a number of them. He says, "We disagree on certain convictions, but we still admire and esteem one another . . . Since when was it decided that people who see the world in polar opposite ways can't be friends?" He shares his personal journey building bridges with the LGBT community and offers candid insights on hard questions. In Loving My (LGBT) Neighbor, Glenn Stanton shows us how to speak the truth in love on this difficult but important issue.

Getting It Straight

Author: Peter Sprigg
Publisher: Family Research
ISBN: 9781558720091
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The evidence indicates that "committed" homosexual relationships are radically different from married couples in several key respects: relationship duration, monogamy vs. promiscuity, relationship commitment, number of children being raised, health risks, rates of intimate partner violence. This book is a compilation of research findings concerning several foundational issues with respect to homosexuality. For decades, the public has not been "getting it straight" from the news media, entertainment media, and academia. Instead, a number of myths have been widely promoted and have taken root in the public mind--myths such as: ten percent of the population is homosexual, people are born homosexual, and homosexuality is harmless. Getting It Straight debunks these myths--primarily by using direct quotations from scholarly articles and publications.

The Truth About Homosexuality

Author: Bruce Smith Jr
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 9781498443166
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Homosexuality is arguably today s most controversial issue. Some people believe the following: God approves of homosexuality, people are born gay, both same-sex parenting and gay marriage are harmless, and anyone who disagrees is homophobic. Others believe the polar opposite. Ironically, while millions of Christians are reversing their position and embracing homosexuality, millions of homosexuals are reversing their position and renouncing it! So who is deceived and who is not? Whose beliefs are factual and whose are fictional? The answers can be found by examining the facts. Unfortunately, in today s progressive culture, facts are overshadowed by political correctness and popular opinion. Homosexuality, however, is not a matter of opinion; it is a matter of life and death. In addition to suffering from bullying and contracting STDs at astonishing rates, gays all over the world are being murdered, committing suicide, and dying from AIDS by the million. Further, if what the Bible says is true, there is eternity to consider. Given this, as Christians we cannot forsake correctness for political correctness. We cannot afford to be naive, confused, or silent on this issue, especially when lives and souls hang in the balance. Knowing and sharing the truth about homosexuality is more important now than ever before. So whether you wrestle with unanswered questions, you have loved ones you long to help, or you personally struggle with homosexuality, this is the book for you. There is help and there is hope in the truth. In The Truth about Homosexuality Bruce Smith Jr. tackles the most controversial themes, distinguishes fact from fiction, and answers critical questions such as: Is homosexuality a sin? Can a homosexual go to heaven? What is the true Christian position on homosexuality? Is it possible to overcome homosexuality? BRUCE SMITH JR., founder of Purity Quest Ministries, is a Christian virgin with a tremendous passion for God, sexual purity, and people of all walks of life. Bruce is an author, speaker, and apologist who is dedicated to studying and defending the Word of God. Bruce is the eldest son of a Bible-teaching pastor. He is a stickler for truth and a proponent of godliness in every area of life."

Can You Be Gay And Christian

Author: Michael L. Brown
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 162136593X
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Offers practical guidance for Christians who have gay friends, family members, or who struggle with their own sexuality.

Messy Grace

Author: Caleb Kaltenbach
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
ISBN: 1601427360
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"A pastor with an unforgettable inside story shows evangelicals how to nurture healthy, respectful, and biblically informed relationships with people in the LGBT community"--