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Excerpt: "Homosexuality is becoming a topic of conversation which is no longer taboo. This is partially due to the prominence which the Gay Liberation Movement tends to receive from the media. Society is struggling with whether or not homosexuals should be considered a minority group which should receive protection and benefits similar to the ethnic minorities. Like the society in which they function, churches and religious leaders are attempting to come to a better understanding of the homosexual community. As a result both society and churches have re-considered their stances on homosexuality. Some churches have re-worded their doctrinal stances on homosexuality in an attempt to clearly state their position."
Smith, Imo, "An Overview of Homosexuality" (1981). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 262.