Stranger at the Gate


Series Number: 533
Genre: Gay Reference
Condition: New
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Subtitle: To Be Gay and Christian in America
Author: White, Mel
Binding: Softback
Cover Price: 15.00
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Publisher: Plume
Copyright Year: 1995
Publication Year: 1995
ISBN#: 0-452-27381-1
LCCN#: 94038810
Pages: 352
Address: New York
Dewey Decimal: 261.8/35766/092 B
LoC Classification: BX9896.Z8 W45 1995


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 Gate is 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.