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Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)



Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Scott H. Beck

Committee Members

Jerry Leger, Martha Copp


This thesis deals with being gay and Christian in the United States, the history of the beginnings of the Gay Rights Movement, and the past thirty years since the Gay Rights Movement. In order to gain a better understanding of the subject, twelve Christian denominations were investigated to analyze their positions on homosexuality, gays in the church, same-sex marriages, and their willingness to allow gays to be ordained as Priests, Ministers, or to hold offices in the church.

Document Type

Thesis - restricted


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