Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective (1999)
Author(s): Kelly Brown Douglas
Amazon UK: Sexuality and the Black Church
Standpoint: 1 Fully inclusive and affirming
Genre(s): Academic writing and Theology
Topic(s): Discrimination against and hostility towards LGBT+ people, Feminism/Womanism, and Gender identity
Especially suitable for: Academics, Americans, and African-Americans
This book tackles the “taboo” subject of sexuality that has long been avoided by the Black church and community. Douglas argues that this view of Black sexuality has interfered with constructive responses to the AIDS crisis and teenage pregnancies, fostered intolerance of sexual diversity, frustrated healthy male/female relationship, and rendered black and womanist theologians silent on sexual issues.
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