"Choking on Silence is a powerful, powerful expose' written by a man
who served our country for over twenty years, served his church for
more years than that, and who by virtue of these two institutions was
repeatedly forced to live an inauthentic life that often broke his heart
and threatened to break his spirit. That his spirit did not break, that
he somehow managed to find his way to a place where he could love and
embrace the man that he is, is testimony to his personal strength. He
certainly did it without the support or help of two prominent
institutions in our society: the military and the church.
Paul Tripp's story is clearly a must read for any young man
struggling with his identity as a homosexual, but it is so much than a
coming of acceptance book. This is a book that we all need to read, to
either inform or remind us of our responsibility to humanity...for it
isn't enough to just believe that gay/lesbianism is not a choice; it is
not enough to accept gay/lesbian individuals into our own personal
worlds; we need to do more than that. We need to speak up and take a
stand against religious and military discrimination (against any
institutionalized discrimination) that denies men and women their
fundamental right as a human being: the right to live their life
authentically and honestly.
This is certainly a good book--it is well written and engages the reader, but perhaps equally significant--it is an important
book that should be read by members of every church, every military
organization, every educator and every parent. Paul Tripp's story ends
well; not every person's does, and until the day when every gay/lesbian
man or woman in this country can love and marry whom they choose and
still serve this country or sit in the pews of every church in America,
it is a book that must continue to be read.
So, buy your copy and then buy one for someone else and tell them to
do the same. It's worth the time it takes to read it in gold." From the author Debra Sanders, Author of the bestselling memoir, A Matter of Panache: A career in public education, A traumatic brain injury, A memoir of surviving both
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Published September 20, 2012
by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
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