We bow our heads—again—and pray. After the Las Vegas massacre and the scores sadly like it, without exception, love took over, soaring to new heights in greater abundance. The care, the concern, volunteerism, self-sacrifice, and outpouring of support from strangers worldwide overwhelms these senseless crimes. For a few days, we are one.
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all about me: Pray the Gay Away?
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There are some schools of thought within Christianity that say you can. Many British readers might assume this is just something happening on the fringes of extreme American culture. A representative from The Independent attended the event and wrote a useful summary of the day. A huge number of medical bodies in both the US and UK have raised their voices against gay conversion therapy, highlighting the damage it can cause and the lack of any credible scientific or medical proof to back it up. President Obama recently condemned the practice in the strongest tones.
Request Exam or Desk Copy. While some areas of the Unites States have made tremendous progress in securing rights for gay people, Bible Belt states lag behind. Not only do most Bible Belt gays lack domestic partner benefits, lesbians and gay men can still be fired from some places of employment in many regions of the Bible Belt for being a homosexual. In Pray the Gay Away, Bernadette Barton argues that conventions of small town life, rules which govern Southern manners, and the power wielded by Christian institutions serve as a foundation for both passive and active homophobia in the Bible Belt. She explores how conservative Christian ideology reproduces homophobic attitudes and shares how Bible Belt gays negotiate these attitudes in their daily lives.