Pray the gay away : the extraordinary lives of Bible belt gays /
- Publication info:
- New York : New York University Press, c2012.
On the Shelf
- Pray the gay away : the extraordinary lives of Bible belt gays / Bernadette Barton.
- Main Author:
- Barton, Bernadette.
New York : New York University Press, 2012
- Physical Description:
xi, 273 p. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Table of Contents
- Introduction : "in the eyes of the Lord"
- Welcome to the Bible belt
- "My parents disowned me" : family rejection
- "God would tell on me" : losing their religion
- "They don't know who I am" : the toxic closet
- "Going straight" : the ex-gay movement
- "Prepare to believe" : the creation museum
- "The opposite of faith is fear" : destruction and transformation
- "God can love all of me" : living the life
- What the future holds
- About the author.