When Christianity and homosexuality collide: understanding the potential intrapersonal conflict

Subhi, Nasrudin and Geelan, David (2012) When Christianity and homosexuality collide: understanding the potential intrapersonal conflict. Journal of Homosexuality, 59 10: 1382-1402. doi:10.1080/00918369.2012.724638


Author Subhi, Nasrudin
Geelan, David
Title When Christianity and homosexuality collide: understanding the potential intrapersonal conflict
Journal name Journal of Homosexuality   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0091-8369
1540-3602
Publication date 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00918369.2012.724638
Volume 59
Issue 10
Start page 1382
End page 1402
Total pages 21
Place of publication Philadelphia, United States
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Reconciling sexual orientation with religious and spiritual beliefs can be challenging for Christian homosexuals, since many Christian churches teach that homosexual behavior is sinful. A qualitative study of 10 male and 10 female Christian homosexuals was conducted via semistructured interviews. This article seeks to explore the potential conflict between Christianity and homosexuality faced by the respondents. Participants' life stories and experiences varied widely. A few respondents were unaffected by the potential conflict between Christianity and homosexuality, however, the majority were affected. Effects included depression, guilt, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and alienation. Implications of the findings for support personnel are included.
Keyword Christianity
Homosexuality
Conflict
Interview
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2013 Collection
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