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It’s Just Crap: Bisexual Christians in the USA Discuss Church Life

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This chapter continues from Chapter 7 by documenting findings from qualitative interviews with participants from the USA on the subject of church life. To what extent do bisexual people of faith generally feel included and upheld by their chosen denominations in the USA and do these findings confirm or contradict denominational literature covered under Chapter 3? Both positive and negative experiences are charted, revealing differences within, as well as between, denominations. As with the UK cohort, negative comments vastly outweigh positive ones, with bisexual erasure and biphobia—as well as general erotophobia in the Church—featuring heavily.

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Shepherd, C.A. (2019). It’s Just Crap: Bisexual Christians in the USA Discuss Church Life. In: Bisexuality and the Western Christian Church. Palgrave Studies in Lived Religion and Societal Challenges. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94679-5_8

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