Coming Out While Staying in

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Coming Out While Staying in: Struggles and Celebrations of Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals in the Church (1996)

Author(s): Leanne McCall Tigert

Format: Paperback

ISBN-13: 9780829811506

Amazon UK: Coming Out While Staying in

Language: English

Standpoint: 1 Fully inclusive and affirming

Genre(s): Memoir/autobiography and Spirituality

Topic(s): Accepting one's sexuality, Coming out, Discrimination against and hostility towards LGBT+ people, Healing/growing into wholeness, Journeys towards acceptance, Liberation Theology, Pastoral issues, Spirituality, and Studies in Religion

Especially suitable for: Those struggling to accept their sexuality or gender identity

Tigert takes seriously the homophobia evident within the church today, and provides a voice of hope for those who experience oppression as gay, lesbian, and bisexual Christians. Through candid stories of her own and others’ struggles with the doctrines of mainline denominations and their stance on the issue of sexuality, the author hopes to open the door to change, healing, and liberation for homosexuals and bisexuals, as well as heterosexuals. Study questions are provided to stimulate individual reflection and group discussion.

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