Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America - Chapter Six, 1964-1970, Learning About Friendship Summary & Analysis

Mel White
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Chapter Six, 1964-1970, Learning About Friendship Summary and Analysis

Several brief stories occupy Chapter Six, such as White's experience watching director Cacoyannis's movie, Zorba the Greek, and loving it. He also mentions that he wrote Jerry Falwell's autobiography and that before he met Falwell, he knew him as one of the biggest opponents of the Civil Rights Act. But Falwell's mind was changed when a black man who shined his shoes asked if he could join his church. White then rhetorically asks if he can join Falwell's church as well as an open homosexual. Falwell also thought that Christians should not be political but focus on winning souls (he believed that at the time, that is).

White began to pursue prayer and therapeutic treatment for his homosexuality. He doesn't blame his doctor, Dr. Parker, for trying to cure him. Ignorance...

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