Caught at a divide between fundamentalist Judeo-Christian rhetoric and secular queer discourse, queer Christians face difficult obstacles in enacting/ embodying their identity. Bohache (2003) claims that a queer Christology, or developing a queer view of Christianity, is a potentially beneficial way to reconcile this identity gap. To explore this claim, I demonstrate a need to also examine the way in which a queer Christian body enacts a queer and Christian identity by juxtaposing my own narrative as a queer Christian in a religious setting against queer theory. Using Pelias’ (1999) guidelines for poetic essay, I weave queer theory throughout my own story as a means to explore how a queering of Christianity can be performed or questioned. Though many may be uncomfortable with a dialogue that leaves nothing but questions, I find that those questions are what keep us revisiting these identity intersections that are constantly in flux and encourages continuing conversations.
Ivey, Christina L.
"Que(er/ry)ing Christianity: Questions, Answers, and More Questions,"
Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research:
Vol. 13, Article 5.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/kaleidoscope/vol13/iss1/5