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“I disown you. You are dead to me!”: Christian Fundamentalism, Homophobia and Family Life

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What is it like to grow up gay in a homophobic family? Part of a larger qualitative study exploring gay people’s experiences with fundamentalist Christianity in the Bible Belt, this paper describes some of the consequences of homophobia in families. I argue that the rejection, abuse, violence and ostracism gay youth experience from family members is best understood within a framework of child maltreatment. This abuse occurs not simply because individual families are dysfunctional and violent, but because cultural institutions – like schools and churches – support the abuse of gay youth for being gay. Parents who disown their children, and family members who ostracize gay relatives, mimic behaviors modeled in churches, schools, and the military. Thus, while an institutional official like a public school teacher, nurse or Bible study leader would not condone ostracizing, disowning, threatening, withholding love, exorcising, yelling at, hitting, and/or attacking a heterosexual child for being straight, they may turn a blind eye to, or actively participate in doing so, with a gay youth. Not only then do local officials and local institutions fail to protect gay children and adolescents from child maltreatment, in their worst manifestations, they teach homophobic families how to abuse their gay children.

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Barton, Bernadette. "“I disown you. You are dead to me!”: Christian Fundamentalism, Homophobia and Family Life" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Aug 08, 2009 <Not Available>. 2014-11-29 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p306915_index.html>

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Barton, B. , 2009-08-08 "“I disown you. You are dead to me!”: Christian Fundamentalism, Homophobia and Family Life" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Online <PDF>. 2014-11-29 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p306915_index.html

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Abstract: What is it like to grow up gay in a homophobic family? Part of a larger qualitative study exploring gay people’s experiences with fundamentalist Christianity in the Bible Belt, this paper describes some of the consequences of homophobia in families. I argue that the rejection, abuse, violence and ostracism gay youth experience from family members is best understood within a framework of child maltreatment. This abuse occurs not simply because individual families are dysfunctional and violent, but because cultural institutions – like schools and churches – support the abuse of gay youth for being gay. Parents who disown their children, and family members who ostracize gay relatives, mimic behaviors modeled in churches, schools, and the military. Thus, while an institutional official like a public school teacher, nurse or Bible study leader would not condone ostracizing, disowning, threatening, withholding love, exorcising, yelling at, hitting, and/or attacking a heterosexual child for being straight, they may turn a blind eye to, or actively participate in doing so, with a gay youth. Not only then do local officials and local institutions fail to protect gay children and adolescents from child maltreatment, in their worst manifestations, they teach homophobic families how to abuse their gay children.


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