A recently released study in the Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry Journal, or SHERM Journal, found that 1 in 3 Americans suffer some form of trauma related to religion at some point in their life. It also found that members of the LGBTQ+ community suffer some of the worst lasting trauma. The findings have led to debate among psychiatrists about whether it should be officially classified as a mental disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Spencer Macnaughton saw the study and spoke to dozens of LGBTQ+ people about their experiences and trauma from religion. He joins Jane Clayson to share the stories.
This segment aired on February 9, 2024.