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Same-Sex Marriage, Korean Christians, and the Challenge of Democratic Engagement

Title
Same-Sex Marriage, Korean Christians, and the Challenge of Democratic Engagement
Author
Joseph E. Yi
Keywords
Proposition 8; Same sex marriage; Korean; Asian; Christian; Evangelical; Immigration; Generation
Issue Date
2014-07
Publisher
Springer
Citation
Society, 2014, 51(4), P.415-422
Abstract
The contest over gay rights (e.g., same-sex marriage) dramatizes the clash between increasingly nonwhite ("majority-world"), religious conservatives and mostly white, progressives. It renews longstanding debate about the compatibility of religious conservatism and liberal, pluralistic democracy. A study of one influential group, Korean Christians, shows that the younger, western-educated generation generally combines religious conservatism and political liberalism; they are much more likely to espouse liberal-democratic principles and to participate in the larger, plural society than the older, immigrant generation. However, the polarizing politics of gay rights partly reverses the generational pattern: the historically insular, first generation participate more in mainstream politics, while some western-educated, second-generation Korean Christians become intolerant and isolated from elite-educated circles. Ideological minorities self-segregate themselves in the face of hostile, energized majorities, whether progressives in Korean Christian circles or conservatives in secular, educated ones. Public deliberation on same-sex marriage depends on whether it becomes viewed like the clear-cut issue of interracial marriage or the more ambiguous one of abortion.
URI
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12115-014-9802-1
ISSN
0147-2011; 1936-4725
DOI
10.1007/s12115-014-9802-1
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