Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America Setting & Symbolism

Mel White
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Santa Cruz, California

White's hometown.

Warner Pacific College

The college White and Lyla attended.

University of Southern California

White pursued his Ph.D. in communications at USC.

Fuller Theological Seminary

When White left USC, he decided to get his seminary degree at Fuller.

Laguna Beach, California

A gay-friendly city where White lived with his partner Gary.

Bible Passages Condemning Homosexuality

White talks extensively about the Biblical passages used by the Religious Right to condemn homosexuality and argues that these leaders substantially misrepresent the passages.

Homosexual Orientation

White argues that when he was growing up, people only believed in homosexual preferences and choices, not that people were hardwired from birth to be gay or not, or so White insists.

The Ex-Gay Movement

A largely Christian movement of homosexuals who claim to no longer be gay. White tried to be a member of this movement but failed and argues that...

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