Journey of the Sacred Leader : A Qualitative Inquiry Examining the Coming Out Process in the Organizational Culture of a Religious Setting for Gay, Male, Protestant Clergy
For decades the argument has been whether to ordain homosexuals or not.
It is too late! Career Development is not respective of personal development. Some clergy conceal their sexual identities and yet others only deal with sexuality after taking the sacred office of priesthood.
No matter at what point the individual clergy person comes out, the question becomes how does the organizational culture of the church affect this individual.
This ground breaking research into the concealed side of religious culture provides an empirical insight to what is happening in churches today. As religious leaders, clergy, and laity, it is imperative that we understand what is occurring in our ecumenical communities.
If religious principles guide us to do what is right, then Dr. Hibbs reveals the impact of the actions we have taken. This study reveals the impact of the church on gay clergy.
A must read for anyone who is faced with the issue of homosexuality and the church. Whether you are gay or simply a member of the church, it is important to know the truth. After all, the truth will set us free.
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June 01, 2006
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