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Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America

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Until Christmans Eve 1991, Mel White was regarded by the leaders of the religious right as one of their most talented and productive supporters. He penned the speeches of Ollie North. He was a ghostwriter for Jerry Falwell, worked with Jim Bakker, flew in Pat Robertson's private jet, walked sandy beaches with Billy Graham. What these men didn't know was that Mel White—evangelical minister, committed Christian, family man—was gay.

In this remarkable book, Mel White details his twenty-five years of being counseled, exorcised, electric-shocked, prayed for, and nearly driven to suicide because his church said homosexuality was wrong. But his salvation—to be openly gay and Christian—is more than a unique coming-out story. It is a chilling exposé that goes right into the secret meetings and hidden agendas of the religious right. Told by an eyewitness and sure to anger those Mel White once knew best, Stranger at the Gate is a warning about where the politics of hate may lead America … a brave book by a good man whose words can make us richer in spirit and much wiser too.

Synopsis:

White examines his own life as a devout Christian, husband, father, and preacher, and details the extreme and painful measures he took to deny his natural sexual desires. He provides a shocking firsthand account of the methods and tactics the religious right uses to wage a campaign of fear and hatred against homosexuals. National ad/media.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [318]-319).

About the Author

Mel White is a writer, filmmaker, and former ghostwriter of books, authobiographies, and speeches for Billy Graham, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Jim Bakker, and Oliver North. He is the author of such inspirational bestsellers as In the Presence of Mine Enemies and Tested by Fire. Presently, Dr. White serves as the National Minister of Justice for the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches from his position as Dean of Dallas's Cathedral of Hope (M.C.C.), the largest gay and lesbian church in the world. He and his partner, Gary Nixon, live in Dallas, Texas.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Chapter One: In the Beginning - The Ghost of Silence

Chapter Two: Adolescence - The Ghost of Fear

Chapter Three: High School - The Ghost of Loneliness

Chapter Four: College - The Ghost of False Hope

Chapter Five: 1962-64, Learning to Tell the Truth

Chapter Six: 1964-70, Learning About Friendship

Chapter Seven: 1970-80, Taking the First Steps Toward Integrity

Chapter Eight: 1980-81, Facing Reality

Chapter Nine: 1981, Surviving Infatuation and Isolation

Chapter Ten: 1982-83, "It's Going to Be All Right, Dad!"

Chapter Eleven: 1984-90, Giving Up the Ghost!

Chapter Twelve: 1990-91, One Last Year of Silence

Chapter Thirteen: 1991-93, A Ghost No More!

Chapter Fourteen: 1993-94, Time for Doing Justice!

Appendix: Six Letters to the Religious Right

Author's Notes, References, and Resources

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452273818
Author:
White, Mel
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Conservatism
Subject:
Evangelicalism
Subject:
Clergy
Subject:
Specific Groups - Male Gay Studies
Subject:
United States Moral conditions.
Subject:
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Evangelicalism -- United States.
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
87-10
Publication Date:
19950431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.04x6.02x.81 in. .88 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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