Kathleen M. Sands, "God Forbid: Religion and Sex in American Public Life (Religion in America)"
ISBN: 0195121627 | edition 2000 | PDF | 280 pages | 16 mb
This volume corrects that distortion in American public discourse. Its thirteen previously unpublished articles introduce scholarly perspectives on issues including the family, gay rights, abortion, welfare policy, prostitution, and assisted reproduction. They richly display the complexities and conflicts that exist not only between but within America's various religious traditions–for example, the pro-choice strain within Christian history, the support of many religious denominations for gay rights, and the criticism of patriarchal family structures within religious communities past and present.