Stranger at the Gate by Mel White
To Be Gay and Christian in America

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A controversial expose+a7 by a former speechwriter for leaders of the religious right, who recently announced that he is gay, shows how the religious right fans hate and homophobia to achieve its political ends. 75,000 first printing. Tour.

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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.
Published April 1, 1995 by Plume. 347 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian, Self Help, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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White, an evangelical minister and former ghostwriter for Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and other prominent leaders of the religious right, here describes his half-century-long struggle to accept himself as a gay Christian.

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White, a former ghostwriter for such prominent Christian conservatives as Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and Oliver North, details in this melodramatic, sentimental but absorbing autobiography his own troubling, yet ultimately empowering acknowledgement of his homosexuality.

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