Author Sumerau, J. Edward
Article Title “Some of Us Are Good, God-Fearing Folks” : Justifying Religious Participation in an LGBT Christian Church
full text http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0891241614559142
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Source Journal of contemporary ethnography. vol. 46, no. 1 (Feb. 2017), p. 3-29
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Journal Title Journal of contemporary ethnography.
Copy vol. 46, no. 1 (Feb. 2017), p. 3-29
ISSN 08912416
Brief substance In this article, I examine how a group of LGBT Christians explained Christianity. Based on more than 36 months of fieldwork in a southeastern LGBT Christian church, I analyze how a group of LGBT Christians, responding to sexual and religious stigma, justified their Christian belief and practice by (1) denying abnormality, (2) appealing to emotions, and (3) claiming self-sacrifice. In conclusion, I draw out implications for understanding how members of subordinate groups justify seemingly normative behaviors, and some consequences these actions have for the reproduction of inequality
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full text http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0891241614559142

 
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