‘Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin’: Homosexuality and Masculinity Politics Among Pentecostal-Charismatics—A Case of the Mighty Men’s Conference (MMC)

  • Kennedy OwinoEmail author
Part of the Christianity and Renewal - Interdisciplinary Studies book series (CHARIS)


This chapter discusses a case study of the Mighty Men’s Conference (MMC) as a contemporary Pentecostal-Charismatic men’s movement in South Africa. It examines faith discourses of Angus Buchan as the leader of the MMC with selected responses from interviews with men who attend the MMC. The intention in this case is to demonstrate that the ideals of ‘godly manhood’ are developed within the discourse of male sexuality and tenets of Evangelical Biblicism, conversionism and activism. The key argument in this chapter is that the Evangelical quadrilateral priorities inform discourses on sexuality among Pentecostal-Charismatics, contributing to notions of ‘sin’ and the ‘sinner’ with reference to homosexual men as a violation of the envisioned ‘ideal Christian masculinity.’

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of KwaZulu-NatalPietermaritzburgSouth Africa

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