Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Donald Quentin Hicks
African American Church, Homosexuality, Church Response to Homosexuality
Christianity | Religion
Jackson, Robert Jr, "The African American Church Response to Homosexuality and the Reasons There Is No Response" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2196.
Although the Bible records over eight passages which directly condemns homosexuality, many African-American churches are silent on this controversial issue. The purpose of this thesis is to present information that suggests that the African-American church compromises on this Biblical principle, by embracing homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle, both outside and within the church. The church leadership has chosen to either overlook or accept this lifestyle. Based on statistical surveys and interviews, this project will offer practical and Biblical solutions and advice to all churches and ethnic groups, assisting them in dealing with the issue of homosexuality and gay marriage. The focus would also minister to those individuals and families of those who are “enslaved” by this non-Biblical lifestyle.