Listening to Gay Prayers: An Analysis of Prayers from an LGBTQ Church

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Young, William D.
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2020
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Some researchers suggest that conflict is inherent in identity integration within LGBTQ individuals who are also religious. If so, this likely would be evident in the private religious activity of such individuals, such as prayer. The content of prayers submitted in a church with a predominately LGBTQ congregation are compared to prayers from a different church previously studied by ap Siôn (2007). Few significant differences were evident between the two samples and most of them could be explained by factors unrelated to sexuality. Also considered are specifically “gay issues” prevalent in the corpus of prayers. The results suggest that the notion that conflict infects the lives and psyches of LGBTQ people of faith may be overblown.|Keywords: prayer research, identity integration, religious expression, gay studies
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Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University
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1522-5658
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