Hopkins, D. N. (2008). Toward a positive black male heterosexuality. Anglican Theological Review, 90(3), 575-581.
Gender construction remains a socialization process influenced by child-rearing and parenting models, peer pressure and positive examples, movies and other media, educational institutions and training organizations, and biblical interpretation and faith communities. Other factors of influence are schools, sports, visual and audio entertainment, sex roles, jobs and professions, churches and other faith institutions, news media, languages, myths, rituals, laws, and race. To forge a decent future affirming difference within the building of God’s unity, we require a new socialization process.n Just as God has created the human family inclusive of lesbian and gay sisters and brothers, the black family is called by God to be the inclusive imago Dei.
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