|Book Release at Soulforce
Publication Date Report:
Soulforce at Focus On The Family.
17th -July 22 I combined my publication release with Soulforce's
action at Focus on the Family- one of the best
decisions I've made in a long time. Standing hand in hand with 500 others who gathered to
end spiritual violence made me glad I authored Straight Into Gay
I could have started writing a whole new book
during the week with Soulforce. So many stories of beautiful families, including
two dads and triplets. So many stories of painful journeys on the road to
acceptance. Stories too, where even decades have not healed
the wounds between parent and child. My daily reports from Soulforce
share some of these stories: Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Friday. Saturday.
As much as
I'd like to start writing another book, the job at hand is using
Straight Into Gay America as best I can to help end
spiritual violence and gain equal rights.
I'm honored by the response of readers who tell me they cry when
they read about this journey of a straight pastor giving public voice to LGBT
justice. If you too find value in this project, then I ask your help
in using Straight Into Gay America to promote
LGBT equality. I filled this book with my encounters of everyday LGBT and
straight people. I bared my own soul, including my struggles with church,
and differences with my dad. If you're like me and believe in the power of
stories, then help me share this story far and wide. I've made it
- Conversation Starters:
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- The Book:
Read it and share
it. Soulforce Founder Mel White says this book "will bring our churches and
our nation another step closer to the day of equal rights." PFLAG director
Jody Huckaby calls this book "nothing less than a sacred journey." Make
Straight Into Gay America a part of your life and a
part of your conversations for LGBT equality. Order
Straight Into Gay America.
Two Women and a Poodlewere
at the Soulforce action. They're inspiring the LGBT community with
their year-long tour to advocate for equality and create authentic
connections. At the top of their website is a Helen Keller
I am only one: But still I am one. I cannot do
everything. But still I can do something. I will not refuse to do
the something I can do.
At Soulforce in Colorado Springs, I give thanks
for a week spent with hundreds of people who are choosing to live out Helen
Keller's courage to do what each of us can do. Releasing
Straight Into Gay America during this Soulforce action
is one of the best decisions I've made in a long time. Thanks to
July 25, 2006
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