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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Support Mel White's New Book: "Religion Gone Bad"


I had Mel White, author of "Religion Gone Bad," on yesterday's radio show. An evangelical Christian, he worked for Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and a number of powerful fundamentalists working behind the scenes. He came out a number of years ago and decided to take on the Christian right. He and his partner live across the street from Falwell's mega-church and often attend Sunday services. Unfortunately, the traditional media is ignoring him. The SF Chronicle is the only major paper to interview him so far.

From his website:
For thirty-five years, The Rev. Dr. Mel White struggled to "overcome" his homosexual orientation through prayer, fasting, various aversive therapies, exorcism, and even electric shock. A victim of misinformation and biblical misuse, Mel thought his same-sex orientation was a sickness and a sin. During those "closet years" Mel served the Christian church as a prize-winning television producer and filmmaker, a best-selling author, a pastor, seminary professor, and ghost writer to religious leaders including Billy Graham, Pat Robertson, and Jerry Falwell.
He also runs Soulforce, an organization of young gay activists who are currently taking on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" by trying to enlist in the military.

The interview can be heard here.

His book is a must read!

1 Comments:

At 9/23/2006 6:40 PM, Blogger Jack Boo said...

"Unfortunately, the traditional media is ignoring him."

Right.

Let's play count the google hits.

"in defense of the religious right" "patrick hynes"

vs.

"Religion Gone Bad"
"Mel White"

 

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