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Does Jesus really love me?: a gay Christian's pilgrimage in search of God in America

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In this timely work-part memoir, part investigative analysis-a prize-winning writer explores the explosive and confusing intersection of faith, politics, and sexuality in Christian America. When Jeff Chu came out to his parents as a gay man, his devout Christian mother cried. And cried. Every time she looked at him. For months. As a journalist and a believer, Chu knew that he had to get to the heart of a question that had been haunting him for years: Does Jesus really love me? The quest to find an answer propels Chu on a remarkable cross-country journey to discover the God 'forbidden to him' because of his sexuality. Surveying the breadth of the political and theological spectrum, from the most conservative viewpoints to the most liberal, he tries to distill what the diverse followers of Christ believe about homosexuality and to understand how these people who purportedly follow the same God and the same Scriptures have come to hold such a wide range of opinions. Why does Pastor A believe that God hates me, especially because of my gayness? Why does Person B believe that God loves me, gayness and all? From Brooklyn to Nashville to California, from Westboro Baptist Church and their god hates fags protest signs to the pioneering Episcopal bishop Mary Glasspool, who proclaims a message of liberation and divine love, Chu captures spiritual snapshots of Christian America at a remarkable moment, when tensions between both sides in the culture wars have rarely been higher. Both funny and heartbreaking, perplexing and wise, Does Jesus Really Love Me? is an intellectual, emotional, and spiritual pilgrimage that reveals a portrait of a faith and a nation at odds.
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subject_facetChristian gays -- United States
Christianity -- United States
Chu, Jeff
Electronic books
Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Homosexuality -- United States
title_displayDoes Jesus really love me? : a gay Christian's pilgrimage in search of God in America
title_fullDoes Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America
Does Jesus really love me? : a gay Christian's pilgrimage in search of God in America / Jeff Chu
Does Jesus really love me? : a gay Christian's pilgrimage in search of God in America [electronic resource] / Jeff Chu
title_shortDoes Jesus really love me?
title_suba gay Christian's pilgrimage in search of God in America
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Christianity
Chu, Jeff
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Gay/Lesbian
Homosexuality
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Religion & Spirituality
Religious aspects
Sociology