Queer theologies from queer lives
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This chapter considers queer theologies that emerge from queer lives; that’s to say, those who identify as LGBTQ+. The chapter provides an overview of the positional statements from two major denominations, Roman Catholicism and the Anglican Communion, in order to examine the complex relationship between the churches and LGBTQ+ people. A survey of the academic literature relating to queer theologies from life stories denotes the importance of queer theologies emerging from queer lives that speak back to traditional theology. Engaging with the body of literature relating to religion and LGBTQ+ sexualities in the academic area of sociology of religion, the chapter then offers insights into the genuine life experiences of LGBTQ+ Christians, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex voices. Attention is also given to the following ‘queer’ theologies: asexuality, celibacy, ‘straight’ queers, kinky Christians, and the order of queer nuns known as the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.