Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America - Chapter Seven, 1970-80, Taking the First Steps Toward Integrity Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Seven, 1970-80, Taking the First Steps Toward Integrity Summary and Analysis

Throughout the Seventies, White's film-making and writing talents took off. His first film was made about a Christian survivor of imprisonment during Vietnam named Howard Rutledge, who said his faith got him through. The film and book was called In the Presence of Mine Enemies and tens of thousands of copies of the film and book were sold. The book was on the best-seller lists. White directed the documentary and wrote the book because he felt just as socially trapped as Rutledge did in prison.

In 1973, White was working triple time and helped to organize one of the first major successful religious fund-raising telethons. He was called to become the Senior Pastor of Evangelical Covenant Church in Pasadena. Lyla led worship and directed special programs...

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