Tough Love: Sexuality, Compassion, and the Christian Right (SUNY series in Queer Politics and Cultures)

Tough Love: Sexuality, Compassion, and the Christian Right (SUNY series in Queer Politics and Cultures)


Exposes how ex-gay and post-abortion ministries function on a shared method of suggestion and analyzes their social implications.

A staple of the tradition wars, the fight among Christian conservatives and progressives over sexuality and reproductive rights maintains. targeting ex-gay ministries geared to supporting same-sex attracted humans withstand their sexuality and postabortion ministries devoted to major ladies who've had an abortion to repent that call, Cynthia Burack argues that either are influenced and characterised by way of a pressure of compassion that's specific to Christian conservatism instead of a bias and hatred towards sexual minorities and sexually energetic ladies. This compassion reproduces the sexual ideology of the Christian correct and absolves Christian conservatives from accountability for stigma and other kinds of damage to postabortive and same-sex attracted humans. utilizing the democratic conception of Hannah Arendt, the preferred fiction of Ayn Rand, and the psychoanalytic considered Melanie Klein, Burack stories the social and political results of Christian conservative compassion.

“…[a] tightly woven research … Reasoned and measured, this quantity succeeds in its wide-ranging explication of its topic.” — CHOICE

Cynthia Burack is Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality experiences at Ohio country collage. She is the coeditor (with Jyl J. Josephson) of Fundamental modifications: Feminists speak again to Social Conservatives,, and the writer of numerous books, together with Healing Identities: Black Feminist notion and the Politics of Groups and Sin, intercourse, and Democracy: Antigay Rhetoric and the Christian Right, additionally released through SUNY Press.

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