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    Christian Science: Its Encounter With Lesbian/Gay America…2nd Edition


    Author Bruce Stores has shed light on a hitherto unknown chapter in the annals of Christian Science. Here is the story of lesbian/gay believers. Herein is their pursuit for respect and dignity in the Church of Christ, Scientist. Th e narrative traces stormy encounters from the days of near-total rejection up to the friendlier atmosphere in the 21st century. Some events in this real-life story are shameful while others are praiseworthy.

    This book relates perseverance, hope, and especially healing.

    Anyone who values the triumph of right over wrong, and truth over error, will fi nd this narrative both compelling and highly informative. Despite the title, this book has little to do with religion per se. Its purpose is to chronicle a segment of the ages-old confl ict between freedom of conscience and ecclesiastical authoritarianism. Th e pursuit of freedom in one religious denomination is set against the backdrop of the wider LGBT movements for full equality including civil rights and marriage.

    This new edition includes four new chapters, nine new appendices, and an index. It has been revised and updated throughout.