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Race, religion, and homosexuality: Black Protestants and homosexual acceptance.

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dc.contributor.advisor Park, Jerry Z.
dc.contributor.author Lewis-Williams, Jeniece T.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Sociology. en
dc.date.copyright 2006-08-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/4843
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the relationship between race, religion, and acceptance of homosexuality. Many question the disapproval of African Americans in the homosexual fight for gay rights, especially considering their activity in the civil rights movement (Douglas and Hopson, 2001). Here I look at the empirical relationship between race and religion, and how that relationship influences support of homosexuality. It is hypothesized Black Protestants will be less likely than all other religious groups to approve of homosexuality, and that this effect will be even greater for more religious African Americans. Using 2004 General Social Survey data, I find that Black Protestants do have a strong level of disapproval of homosexuality and that there is an interaction between more religious Black Protestants and their disapproval of homosexuality. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. en
dc.subject African Americans -- Religion. en
dc.subject Gays -- Religious life --- United States. en
dc.title Race, religion, and homosexuality: Black Protestants and homosexual acceptance. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.A. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Sociology. en


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