“Free Choice” Model of Homosexuality: The belief that gay and lesbian individuals consciously choose their homosexuality and practice a lifestyle conducive to that choice rather than the belief of biological and psychosocial influences in the development of sexual orientation.
Gay: A male of homosexual orientation.
Heterosexual: An individual who has a strong physical and psychological attraction to members of the opposite sex.
Homophobia: An irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals (Merriam- Webster, 2004). In this study, gauged through the Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men (ATLG) Scale.
Homosexual: An individual who has a strong physical and psychological attraction to members of the same sex.
Lesbian: A female of homosexual orientation.
Religious Association: The classification of one’s religion, religious ideology and frequency of religious service attendance.