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Stranger At the Gate

Stranger At the Gate

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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.

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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 Gateis 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.



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About "Stranger At the Gate"

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.
- Publisher

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 Gateis 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.


- Publisher

Meet the Author

Mel White

Contributing editor for "National Geographic Traveler" and "Living Bird" magazines, author Mel White specializes in nature and travel writing. In addition to winning the 2002 Lowell Thomas Award for best environmental journalism article, he authored the "National Geographic Guide to Birdwatching Sites" and "A Birder's Guide to Arkansas, "among other titles. <BR>

Table Of Contents

  • :stranger At The Gate 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

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 140015
  • Product Code 0452273811
  • EAN 9780452273818
  • UPC 091857016009
  • Pages 368
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Plume Books
  • Publication Date Apr 1995
  • Sales Rank #23584
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.394kg

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