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  • Reconciling religion and LGBT rights: Christian universities theological orientations, and LGBT inclusion.
    Coley, Jonathan S. (2017)
    Social Currents 4:1: 87-106.

    Associated Search Terms: Theology; Education; Homosexuality
  • Sexuality and religious commitment revisited: Exploring the religious commitments of sexual minorities, 1991-2014.
    Sherkat, Darren E. (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 756-769.

    Analyzes 1991-2014 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data. Shows rates of sexual minorities turning away from religion; gays & lesbians are not leaving religion at rates moe tan in the past, in contrast to heterosexuals.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Disaffiliation; Homosexuality
  • "It just always seemed like it wasn't a big deal, yet I know for some people they really struggle with it": LGBT religious identities in context.
    Fuist, Todd Nicholas (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 770-786.

    Based on interviews & participant observation in 3 LGBT-identified congregations in the U.S.A. Some interviewees felt a need to reconcile dissonant components of the self-concept, some did not.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Identity; Participant observation; Self concept
  • Religious quest orientation and anti-gay sentimen: Nuancing the relationship between relgiosity and negative attitudes toward homosexuality among young Muslims and Christians in Flanders.
    Droogenbroeck, Filip Van, Bram Spruyt, Jessy Siongers, and Gil Keppens (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 787-799.

    Analyzes 2013 questionnaire data from secondary level students in the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. For both Christian & Muslim students, a "quest" measure (openness to religious rethinking) inversely predicted negative views of homosexuality, while other measures of religiosity positively predicted them.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Quest; Doubt; Belgium, Flanders; Students, secondary
  • Religious forms in secularized society: Three Catholic groups in comparison.
    Turco, Daniela (2016)
    Social Compass 63:4: 513-528.

    With a background of secularization, where ordinary practice is ancillary to extraordinary experiences, Catholic Action, charismatic renewal, and Catholic-affiliated scouting represent different aspects of Catholicism. Only the charismatics resist modernity.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy, Cosenza; Moral; Belief; Abortion; Euthanasia; Scouting; Homosexuality; Catholic Action; Divorce; Catholic, Italy; Pentecostal, Catholic, Italy
  • The space between: Exploring how religious leaders reconcile religion and politics.
    Edwards, Korie L. (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 271-187.

    Based on interviews with African American religious leaders, mostly clergy, in Ohio. They reconciled their support for president Obama & opposition to his acceptance of same-sex marriage through compartmentalization ("sequestration"), issue minimization, & selective denial.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Clergy; Cognitive dissonance; Homosexuality; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Ohio
  • Religion and public opinion toward same-sex relations, marriage, and adoption: Does the type of practice matter?
    Perry, Samuel L., and Andrew L. Whitehead (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 637-651.

    Analyzes 2005 Baylor Religion Survey data (U.S.A.). Attitudes toward homosexual activity is more strongly inversely related to devoutness & theological conservatism than are those toward same-sex marriage & adoption by same-sex couples. Frequency of attendance & biblical literalism re stronger predictors for Evangelicals than for others.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Dimensions of religiosity; Devotionalism; Practice; Literalism; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Belief
  • Evangelical elites' anti-homosexuality narratives as a resistance strategy against attribution effects.
    Thomas, Jeremy N., and Andrew L. Whtehead (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 345-362.

    A content analysis of Christianity Today shows that acceptance of the belief that homosexuality has a physiological origin does not alter the conviction that homosexual acts are sinful.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Evangelical; Content analysis
  • A more perfect union? Christian nationalism and support for same-sex unions.
    Whitehead, Adnrew L., and Samuel L. Perry (2015)
    Sociological Perspectives 58:3: 422-440.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian Identity; Homosexuality; Marriage
  • From sodomy to sympathy LDS elites' discursive construction of homosexuality over time.
    Cragun, Ryan T., J. Edward Sumerau, and Emily Williams (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 291-310.

    Textual analysis of Mormon literature shows a shift from seeing homosexuality as a problematic threat to values to seeing it as a condition calling for sympathy.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon; Homosexuality; Content analysis
  • Religion, religiosity, and the attitudes toward homosexuality: A multilevel analysis of 79 counries.
    Jäckle, Sebastian, and Georg Wenzelburger (2015)
    Journal of Homosexuality 62:2: 207-241.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Levels of inclusiveness
  • Grit, guts and vanilla beans: Godly masculinity in the ex-gay movement.
    Gerber, Lynne (2015)
    Gender & Society 29;1: 26-50.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; Homosexuality
  • Religious experiences of GBTQ Mormon males.
    Bradshaw, William S., John P. Dehlin, Tim B. Heaton, Renee V. Galliher, Ellen Decoo, and Katherine A. Crowell (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 311-329.

    Analyzes online internet survey data from current & former Mormon homosexual men. Compares the religious experience of men along the continuum of sexual orientation as measured by a Kinsey Scale.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet survey; Life course; Mormon; Homosexuality
  • Religion and negative attitudes toward homosexuals: An analysis of urban young people and their attitudes towads homosexuality.
    Roggemans, Lilith, Bram Spruyt, Filip Van Droogenbroeck, and Gil Keppens (2015)
    Young 23:3: 254-276.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian, Belgium; Youth; Belgium, Flanders; Islam, Belgium; Homosexuality
  • My friend is gay, but... The effects of social contact on Christian Evangelicals' beliefs about gays and lesbians.
    Baker, Ashley A., and Sarah R. Brauner-Otto (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:2: 239-268.

    Analyzes 2001-13 telephone interview data from Houston. Evangelicals are more likely to say homosexual behavior is wrong, even if they have one or more gay friends.

    Associated Search Terms: Contact theory; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Homosexuality; United States, Texas, Houston
  • Generational conversion? The role of religiosity int he politics of Evangelicals.
    Pelz, Mikael L., and Corwin E. Smidt (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 380-401.

    Analyzes a 2007 & a 2012 U.S.A. survey. Evangelical identity predicts opposition to abortion & favoring the Republican Party in 3 generations, but less so on a variety of other issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Prayer; Abortion; Literalism; Generations; Homosexuality; United States; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Bible Beliefs, Conservative Religious Identity, and Same-sex Marriage Support: Examining Main and Moderating Effects.
    Perry, Samuel L. (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:4: 792-813.

    Analyzes 2006 U.S.A. interview data. Conservative Christian identity & biblical literalism both independently predict support for gay marriage inversely, controlling for one another & other measures.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Homosexuality; Literalism; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Secular Faith. How Culture has Trumped Religion in American Politics.
    Smith, Mark A. (2015)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Divorce; Slavery; United States; Homosexuality; Politics, U.S.A.; Feminism; Abortion; Historical
  • Individual choices revisisted: Non-heterosexual Christians in Poland.
    Hall, Dorota (2015)
    Social Compass 62:2:212-224.

    Based on participant observation & life history interviews with a group of non-heterosexual Christians in Poland. Members tended to be educated, have religiously diverse backgrounds, to have experienced social mobility, & if from small towns to have experienced geographical mobility--all leading them to challenge tradition within the majority Catholic religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Mobility (geographical); Cultural capital; Poland; Participant observation; Life histories; Homosexuality; Catholic, Poland; Mobility (vertical)
  • Religion and support for adoption by same-sex couples: The relative effects of religious tradition, pratices, and beliefs.
    Whitehead, Andrew L., and Samuel L. Perry (2014)
    Journal of Family Issues 37:6: 789-813 .

    Associated Search Terms: Adoption; Family; Homosexuality
  • "Queerish" celibacy: Reorienting marriage in the ex-gay movement.
    Gerber, Lynne (2014)
    In K. Talvacchia, M. Pettinger, and M. Larrimore (eds.) Queer Christianities. New York: New York University Press, pp. 25-36.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Celibacy; Homosexuality
  • Iglesias y grupos espirituales para la diversidad sexual y de género en México: intersecciones sobre religión y género.
    Bárcenas Barajas, Karina Berenice (2014)
    Revista de Estudios Sociales 49: 33-46.

    Associated Search Terms: Mexico; Homosexuality; Gender
  • Asynchrony in attitudes toward abortion and gay rights: The challenge to values alignment.
    Dillon, Michele (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:1: 1-16.

    Argues that abortion & gay marriage are discrete issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Moral; Abortion
  • Tolerance towards homosexuality in Europe: Population composition, economic affluence, religiosity, same-sex union legislation and HIV rates as explanations for country differences.
    Slenders, Susanne, Inge Sieben, and Ellen Verbakel (2014)
    Inernational Sociology 29:4: 348367.

    Associated Search Terms: Europe; Religiosity; Homosexuality
  • "Why would our heavenly Father do that to anyone?" Oppressive othering through sexual classification schemes in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Sants.
    Sumerau, J. Edward, and Ryan T. Cragun (2014)
    Symbolic Interaction 37:3: 331-352.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Social distance; Mormon
  • Religious tradition, religiosity, or everyday theologies? Unpacking religion's relationship to support for legalizing same-sex marriage among a college student sample.
    Walls, N. Eugene, Michael R. Woodford, and Denise L. Levy (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:2: 219-243.

    Analyzes survey data from introductory sociology students at 6 U.S. colleges & universities. Specified beliefs, more than practice & denomination, predicted support for or rejection of same-sex marriage.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Homosexuality; Students, undergraduate; Belief
  • Politics, religion, attribution theory, and attitudes toward same-sex unions.
    Whitehead, Andrew L. (2014)
    Social Science Quartrly 95:3: 701-718.

    Analyzes 2010 Baylor Religion Survey data. Beliefs about the origin of homosexuality affect acceptance of same-sex unions. Those beliefs are embedded within religious & political ideologies.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Literalism; United States; Attribution theory
  • Assessing the deerminants of the contemporary social attitudes of Roman Catholics in Britain: Abortion and homosexuality.
    Clements, Ben (2014)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 29:3: 491-501.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Homosexuality; Great Britain; Abortion; Catholic, Great Britain
  • Attendance matters: Religion and ethical affirmation of gay and lesbian sexuality.
    Wright, Nathan (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:2: 245-273.

    Analyzes 1974-2000 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data. Weekly attenders are more likely to be isolated from general perspectives such as ethical affirmation of gay & lesbian sexuality.

    Associated Search Terms: Social capital; Homosexuality; Practice; Sexual attitudes; United States
  • Male and female He created them: Gender traditionalism, masculine images of God, and attitudes toward same-sex unions.
    Whitehead, Andrew L. (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:3: 479-496.

    Analyzes 2007 Baylor Religion Survey data; a masculine image of God has an independent effect on opposition to same-sex marriage.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender traditionalism; God, image of; Homosexuality; Marriage; United States
  • Evangelical ambivalence toward gays and lesbians.
    Bean, Lydia, and Brandon C. Martinez (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:3: 395-417.

    Analyzes 2010 Baylor Religion Survey data, Evangelical subsample; 35% had progressive views about homosexuality & tended to attend services less; 24% favored allowing homosexual unions though morally opposed to homosexuality.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; United States; Homosexuality; Ambivalence; Moral
  • Changing American congregations: Findings from the third wave of the National Congregations Study.
    Chaves, Mark, and Shawna L. Anderson (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:4:676-686.

    Describes the 3rd, 2012, wave of the National (U.S.A.) Congregational Study. Notes increased ethnic diversity, eater openness to homosexuals, more informality smaller sizes, & a higher proportion having no denominational affiliation.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Methods; Statistics; Parish; Data sets; Diversity; Congregation size; Denomination (organizational entity); Homosexuality
  • We Shall Not Be Moved: Methodists Debate Race, Gender and Homosexuality.
    Nickell, Jane Ellen (2014)
    Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications.

    Associated Search Terms: Habitus; Conflict; Historical; Race; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Women; Homosexuality
  • Religion, homosexuality, and contested social orders in the Netherlands, the western Balkans, and Sweden.
    Berg, Mariecke van der, David J. Bos, Marco Derks, R. Ruard Ganzevoort, Miloš Jovanovi?, Anne-Marie Korte, and Srdjan Sremac (2014)
    In Gladys Ganiel, Heidemarie Winkel, and Christophe Monnot (eds.) Religion in Times of Crisis. Leiden: Brill, pp. 116-134.

    Religion is the "other" in the Netherlands, LGBT is the "other" in the western Balkans. In Sweden, an Evangelical pastor who tested a hate speech law was supported generally in the exercise of his free speech but much vilified for his views. Stances toward religion & homosexuality serve as national identity markers.

    Associated Search Terms: Nationalism; Serbia; Serbian Orthodox, Serbia; Sweden; Montenegro; Islam, Bosnia; Identity, national; Homosexuality; Croatia; Comparative; Netherlands; Bosnia; Catholic, Croatia
  • Lone Star Muslims. Transnational Lives and the South Asian Experience in Texas.
    Afzal, Ahmed (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Based on field work in a Houston suburb; retailers adde3d Muslim religious goods to their inventories. Ismaili Islam facilitated a work ethic. One chapter deals with the use of Islam & South Asian culture as a resource for gay men.

    Associated Search Terms: Mobility (vertical); Assimilation; Economic; Migrant; Homosexuality; Pakistani Americans; Participant observation; Transnational; United States, Texas, Houston; Urban; Ismaili, U.S.A.; Islam, U.S.A.; Media
  • Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities.
    Sherkat, Darren E. (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Describes U.S.A. religion with General Social Survey data; presents models predicting religious switching & apostasy. Secularization, supply-side rational choice theories, & other grand theories fail to explain changes of religion in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Mobility (vertical); Politics, U.S.A.; Polity; Practice; Sexual activity; Sexual attitudes; Change; Disaffiliation; Homosexuality; Belief; Conversion; Education; Secularization; Rational choice theory; Membership; Identification; Marriage; Migration; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Ethnic; United States
  • Religious organizations and homosexuality: The acceptance of gays and lesbians in American congregations.
    Whitehead, Andrew L. (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:2: 297-317.

    Analyzes 2006-07 National Congregations Study (U.S.A.) data; religious tradition, theology, politics, location, & congregation demographic composition predicts the degree gays & lesbians are included in congregation life.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality
  • Contact with gays and lesbians and same-sex marriage support: The moderating role of socal context.
    Merino, Stephen M. (2013)
    Social Science Research 42:4: 1156-1166.

    Though contact is strongly associated with greater support for same-sex marriage, the effect is attenuated for individuals with a higher proportion of religious conservatives in their core network.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality
  • Multiracial church attendance and support for same-sex romantic and family relationships.
    Perry, Samuel L. (2013)
    Sociological Inquiry 83:2: 259-285.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Family; Homosexuality
  • Are interracial daters more supportive of same-sex unions?
    Perry, Samuel L. (2013)
    Social Science Journal 50:2: 252-256.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Homosexuality; Courtship; Diversity
  • Gender, religiosity, spirituality, and attitudes toward homosexuality.
    Barringer, Mandi Nicole, David A. Gay, and John P. Lynxwiler (2013)
    Sociological Spectrum 33:3: 240-257.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Spirituality; Homosexuality
  • Public deliberation about gay rights in religious contexts: Commitment to deliberative norms and practice in ELCA congregations.
    Djupe, Paul A., and Laura Olson (2013)
    Journal of Public Deliberation 9:1: Article 1 (online)

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Homosexuality; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Gendered organizations and inequality regimes: Gender, homosexuality, and inequality within religious congregations.
    Whitehead, Andrew L. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:3: 476-493.

    Analyzes 2006-07 National Congregations Study data (U.S.A.); congregations' stances allowing female pastors predicts their acceptance of homosexual leaders.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Gender; Gender role; Homosexuality; Stratification
  • Religion, Politics, and Polarization. How Religiopolitical Conflict Is Changing Congress and American Democracy.
    D'Antonio, William V., Steven A. Tuch, and Josiah R. Baker (2013)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowland & Littlefield.

    Analyzes the extent to which U.S. Congressional votes on various issues, especially abortion and same sex marriage, were influenced by religious identity of the legislators.

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Homosexuality; Moral; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Sexual prejudice among Christian college students, denominational teachings, and personal religious beliefs.
    Woodford, Michael R., Denise Levy, and N. Eugene Walls (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:1: 105-130.

    Analyzes 2009 survey data from students at a large Midwest U.S. university; doctrinal stance by one's denomination & agreement with that were important predictors of disapproval of homosexuality.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Syncretism; Doctrine; Prejudice, anti-homosexual; Homosexuality; Belief; Students, graduate
  • Are Muslims a distinctive minority? An empirical analysis of rleigiosity, social attitudes, and Islam.
    Lewis, Valerie A., and Ridhi Kashyap (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:3: 617-626.

    Analyzes 2009 British interview data. Muslims are more religious than Christians & "nones." They are also more traditional on moral issues, reflecting their greater religiosity & their lower socio-economic status.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Practice; Moral; Marriage/divorce; Abortion; Belief; Gender role; Homosexuality; Islam, Great Britain
  • Pentecostal affiliation.
    Garneau, Christopher R.H., and Philip Schwadel (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:2: 339-353.

    Analyzes 2007 U.S.A. telephone interview data; Pentecostals compared to other Evangelicals are less education, more likely to be biblical literalists, more likely to believe in miracles, more likely to want anti-abortion laws, more likely to oppose homosexuality & evolution, & more likely to have voted for George W. Bush in 2004.

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Politics, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Miracle; Literalism; Homosexuality; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.
  • Uncertainty in clergy's perspectives on homosexuality: A research note.
    Cadge, Wendy, Jennifer Girouard, Laura R. Olson, and Madison Lylerohr (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:3: 371-387.

    Interview data from 40 clergy n a Southeast U.S.A. metropolitan area show uncertainty on their part about homosexuality.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Homosexuality
  • O paradoxo dos prazeres: trabalho, homossexualidade e estilos de ser homen no candomblé queto fluminense.
    Rios, Luis Felipe (2012)
    Etnográfica 16:1: 53-74.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Candomble
  • Homosexuality, religion, and science; Moral authority and the persistence of negative attitudes.
    Whitehead, Andrew L., and Joseph O. Baker (2012)
    Sociological Inquriy 84:2: 487-509.

    Associated Search Terms: Authority; Moral; Homosexuality
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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