Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America Topics for Discussion

Mel White
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White claims that he does not blame his childhood community for their attitudes about homosexuality. Do you think he is right not to do so?

Explain some of the ways in which White tried to eliminate his homosexuality; why does White think they failed? Why do you think they failed?

Discuss some of White's films. How were they connected to his internal spiritual struggles?

Why does White excuse himself for having homosexual affairs on his wife Lyla? Do you think he excuses himself? Do you think his rationalizations are justified?

How did White come to work with major figures in the Religious Right? Who were some of the major figures? Why did White stop working with them?

Explain the sense of spiritual relief that White experienced when he was open about his homosexuality. How did White feel after engaging in homosexual sex acts with...

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