Stranger at the Gate

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Stranger at the Gate by Mel White
Paperback $18.00

Apr 01, 1995 | 368 Pages

  • Paperback $18.00

    Apr 01, 1995 | 368 Pages

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“An engrossing journey to unite sexuality with faith. Fascinating … harrowing … a remarkable and important story”
Dallas Morning News

“A courageous and important book … a clarion call for justice and freedom.”
—Malcolm Boyd, Episcopal priest, author of Take Off the Mask

“[Mel White is] perhaps the finest writer I know … a man of integrity and fairness.”
—Jerry Falwell, to Daniel Cattau of the Dallas Morning News

“Compelling …eloquent and compassionate … We learn as much about growing up in the Christian right as we do about gay life in Mel White’s heartfelt and revealing memoir.”
San Francisco

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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