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Title:
Homophobia in the Black church : how faith, politics, and fear divide the Black community
Author:
Stanford, Anthony.
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Publication Information:
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2013]
Physical Description:
xxii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
"This book explains how faith, politics, and fear contribute to the homophobic mindset within the Black Church and the African American community."--Provided by publisher.
Language:
English
Contents:
The faith-based solution -- Sexuality the weapon of choice -- Faith in money -- The Black LGBT struggle -- Same-sex marriage -- Don't ask don't tell -- LGBTs today and tomorrow.
ISBN:
9780313398681
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Book

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Summary

This book explains how faith, politics, and fear contribute to the homophobic mindset within the Black Church and the African American community.

* Draws connections between the fanatical homophobia in contemporary black culture to sexual mores developed as a response to the racial discrimination carried out against blacks since the founding of the nation

* Explains how the creation of the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnership and funds funneled to black churches have encouraged some of the nation's most powerful black religious leaders to dispense hateful rhetoric and malice towards black homosexuals

* Reveals how faith-based funding and the Black Church apply strong pressure on black LGBTs to keep their sexual identity a secret


Author Notes

Anthony Stanford is a freelance writer and columnist in the Chicago, IL area.


Table of Contents

Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xiii
1 The Faith-Based Solutionp. 1
2 Sexuality: The Weapon of Choicep. 29
3 Faith in Moneyp. 53
4 The Black LGBT Strugglep. 77
5 Same-Sex Marriagep. 101
6 Don't Ask, Don't Tellp. 129
7 LGBTs Today and Tomorrowp. 155
Appendixes: Presidential Documentsp. 185
Indexp. 199