The construction of homosexuality in Christian tradition and its influence on the meaning of AIDS: A psychological study.

Bruce L. Mills
This thesis addresses two fundamental questions: What is the meaning given to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)? Where does the meaning of AIDS come from? In a psychological investigation it appears that the most predominant meaning given to AIDS is homophobic meaning, expressing a profound fear and dread of homosexuality. Homophobia can be traced to two main historical sources. Both of these sources are located within Christian tradition: the Sodom story (Genesis XIX), and discourse...
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