Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America - Chapter Eleven, 1984-90, Giving Up the Ghost Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Eleven, 1984-90, Giving Up the Ghost Summary and Analysis

Eventually White decided that only he could know what was best for him and that he could not stay innocent any longer, but had to move on with his life. In August 1984, White and Lyla began their separation and in March 1985 proceeded towards divorce. The kids hated it; their image of having a perfect Christian family was destroyed. In many ways, they ceased being a regular family and White went out of his way to try to be a good father, clearly overcompensating.

At the same time, White started working with Jerry Falwell on his book If I should Die Before I Wake! The two men liked each other enormously. White reports that Falwell was not always political; only with the advent of Roe v. Wade did Falwell become...

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