Queer Jesus, straight angels: Complicating 'sexuality' and 'religion' in the International Raelian Movement

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/609871
Title:
Queer Jesus, straight angels: Complicating 'sexuality' and 'religion' in the International Raelian Movement
Authors:
Gregg, Stephen
Abstract:
This article highlights the central role of sexuality and the body within the International Raëlian Movement. The world's largest UFO-inspired New Religious Movement, the Raëlian Movement rejects theism and understands higher spiritual awareness to be dependent upon individual and communal sexual identity. Through a process called Sensual Meditation, Raëlians believe that harmony and peace may be facilitated, a view which also underpins their increasing profile of social campaigns and public protests centred upon rights for diverse adult sexualities. It will be argued, however, that Raëlian views of sexuality, although internally viewed as radical and subversive, are in fact predominantly heteronormative.
Citation:
Queer Jesus, straight angels: Complicating 'sexuality' and 'religion' in the International Raelian Movement 2014, 17 (5-6):565 Sexualities
Publisher:
Sage
Journal:
Sexualities, September 2014 vol. 17 no. 5-6 565-582
Issue Date:
15-Aug-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/609871
DOI:
10.1177/1363460714526129
Additional Links:
http://sex.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/1363460714526129
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1363-4607; 1461-7382
Appears in Collections:
FOSS

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGregg, Stephenen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-19T13:26:01Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-19T13:26:01Zen
dc.date.issued2014-08-15en
dc.identifier.citationQueer Jesus, straight angels: Complicating 'sexuality' and 'religion' in the International Raelian Movement 2014, 17 (5-6):565 Sexualitiesen
dc.identifier.issn1363-4607en
dc.identifier.issn1461-7382en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1363460714526129en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/609871en
dc.description.abstractThis article highlights the central role of sexuality and the body within the International Raëlian Movement. The world's largest UFO-inspired New Religious Movement, the Raëlian Movement rejects theism and understands higher spiritual awareness to be dependent upon individual and communal sexual identity. Through a process called Sensual Meditation, Raëlians believe that harmony and peace may be facilitated, a view which also underpins their increasing profile of social campaigns and public protests centred upon rights for diverse adult sexualities. It will be argued, however, that Raëlian views of sexuality, although internally viewed as radical and subversive, are in fact predominantly heteronormative.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.relation.urlhttp://sex.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/1363460714526129en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Sexualitiesen
dc.subjectInternational Raelian Movementen
dc.subjectNew Religious Movementsen
dc.subjectPope Aliceen
dc.subjectQueer Jesusen
dc.titleQueer Jesus, straight angels: Complicating 'sexuality' and 'religion' in the International Raelian Movementen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSexualities, September 2014 vol. 17 no. 5-6 565-582en
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