Christian Science: Its Encounter with Lesbian Gay America

2nd edition (originally published 2004)
by Bruce Stores
published by ARPress
February 27, 2024   610 pages   ISBN#9798893566680

Author Bruce Stores has shed light on a hitherto unknown chapter in the annals of Christian Science. Here is the story of lesbian/gay believers. Herein is their pursuit for respect and dignity in the Church of Christ, Scientist. The narrative traces stormy encounters from the days of near-total rejection up to the friendlier atmosphere in the 21st century. Some events in this real-life story are shameful while others are praiseworthy. This book relates perseverance, hope, and especially healing. Anyone who values the triumph of right over wrong, and truth over error, will find this narrative both compelling and highly informative. Despite the title, this book has little to do with religion per se. Its purpose is to chronicle a segment of the ages-old conflict between freedom of conscience and ecclesiastical authoritarianism. The pursuit of freedom in one religious denomination is set against the backdrop of the wider LGBT movements for full equality including civil rights and marriage.

This new edition includes four new chapters, nine new appendices, and an index. It has been revised and updated throughout.


Benji Cole from CBS Radio interview Stores about this book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45YPKvQf6qk


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