Starting from public statements of certain persons who emerge as religious leaders in Brazil, this project aims to analyze the production of controversy titled "gay cure". In other words, our analysis turns to the discursive practices and positions of a network of heterogeneous actors (religious, politicians, scientists, activists), which now unite in contention for an object that is common to them: sexuality. The question of this research concerns the relationship, mediated sexuality and morals, between religious agencies and public space. It evokes therefore the construction of sexual morals from the publicity of religious agents of debates in public space. Specifically, our gaze turns to the civil bodies modes of production through the communities of government in terms of practices and identities that gravitate around homosexuality. In this sense, we start from the hypothesis that the discursive practices of religious actors that make up the production of sex morals and integrate ways to speak and understand sexuality pervade by a (re) configuration of discursive flows which these subjects. This (re) setting is the discursive use of grammars across combine religious categories (homosexuality as sin), political (what practices should or should not be recognized by the state) and scientific (homosexuality as a psychological disorder) and constitute an analytical perspective , performative utterances of a new form of pastoral power.
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