Faculty Mentor(s)

Advisor: Dr. David Van Heemst

Reader: Dr. Mark Frisius

Project Type

EdD Colloquium - MidAmerica

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Faith Integration

Presentation Type

Other

Abstract

This research addressed the current opinions held by the LGBTQ community toward Evangelical Protestant churches. As a Pastor of a church that is concerned about this subject, the researcher developed and implemented a survey instrument that attempted to discover the over-all opinions, differences among sexual orientations in opinions, factors that encouraged and discouraged LGBTQ individuals’ involvement within Evangelical Protestant churches, and various levels of involvement by the participants in Evangelical Protestant churches. The researcher used the services of Survey Gizmo to distribute the survey tool amongst those self-identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning to complete the survey instrument. The survey instrument consisted of three sections, with each section having a different set of questions to specifically target the four research questions proposed in the research project. The results indicated that the overall opinion of the LGBTQ community is negative towards Evangelical Protestant churches and that there are no differences among sexual orientations regarding their opinions.

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Discovering the current opinions of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and questioning individuals towards the evangelical protestant churches

MidAmerica

This research addressed the current opinions held by the LGBTQ community toward Evangelical Protestant churches. As a Pastor of a church that is concerned about this subject, the researcher developed and implemented a survey instrument that attempted to discover the over-all opinions, differences among sexual orientations in opinions, factors that encouraged and discouraged LGBTQ individuals’ involvement within Evangelical Protestant churches, and various levels of involvement by the participants in Evangelical Protestant churches. The researcher used the services of Survey Gizmo to distribute the survey tool amongst those self-identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning to complete the survey instrument. The survey instrument consisted of three sections, with each section having a different set of questions to specifically target the four research questions proposed in the research project. The results indicated that the overall opinion of the LGBTQ community is negative towards Evangelical Protestant churches and that there are no differences among sexual orientations regarding their opinions.