I Am Not My Sexuality

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I Am Not My Sexuality:
Annotated Bibliography and Outline
Unit 5
Course 5334

Annotated Bibliography
Aldrich, R. (2004). Homosexuality and the city: an historical overview. Urban Studies, 41(9), 1719-1737.
Aldrich gives a historical overview of the history of homosexuality. He goes back to the Roman times and discusses Sodom and Gomorrah and continues to the present day. He makes mention of how homosexuals left various cities to escape the traditional life constraints and went to other cities to begin transforming the city into much construction of the gay and lesbian culture.
Bonilla, L & Porter, J (1990). A comparison of latino, black, and non-hispanic white attitudes toward homosexuality. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral
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Education and Urban Society, 32(3), 324-348.
This article addresses the way people view homosexuality. It mentions how society has had to “add on” identities in order to satisfy the different labels that have been added to acknowledge the unique features of those within the realm of homosexuality. It expresses the many different ways people define homosexuality before stating the author’s stance on the issue. The author goes more in depth when she mentions the Civil Rights movement and how we had to give people equal opportunities based on race. She ties that into treating homosexuals as equals because regardless of their sexual orientation, they, too, are humans.
Siker, J. S. (1994). How to decide?: Homosexual Christians, the Bible, and gentile inclusion. Theology Today, 51, 219-234.
The article mentions how some people that discriminate on homosexuality are mostly loving the sinner but hating the sin. The author gives both points of view on how people on opposing sides may view this controversial issue. He mentions examples from the Bible and interprets it in different ways stating that people generally interpret the Bible based on the beliefs that they already have. His stance seems to be that God created all people therefore; people should recognize the God given legitimacy of the homosexual orientation. He compares homosexuality to alcoholism, mentioning that no sin is greater than another. If we can accept recovering
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