Everyone Should Have a Gay Son

A Pastor’s Journey

by Rev. Dr. Jeri E. Williams With Rose DeLone, Editor Rev. Patricia Pitzer



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/27/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781665701952
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781665701945
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781665701969

About the Book

Since Rev. Dr. Jeri E. Williams is an American Baptist pastor, people assume having a gay son must be devastating and contradictory to her beliefs. In some extremes, people even recommended conversion therapy or disowning her own son. But, in reality, having a gay son has driven her to be even stronger in standing up to the bullies and to demonstrate she would do anything for him, just as she would for any of her children.
In an effort to stop the hurt and help people love one another, no matter who we are or whom we love, she presents an insightful exploration of how one small church has made an overwhelmingly large difference in the lives of many of God’s children who have been ostracized by the church-at-large. Everyone Should Have a Gay Son shares Williams’ story, a story that’s been guided by the Holy Spirit, in hopes that you’ll find your own pathway on the road to acceptance.
Everyone Should Have a Gay Son reveals a pastor’s journey beyond the church’s exclusion of the LGBTQ+ community to a stance of inclusion – from growing up thinking homosexuality is a sin to an absolute belief that it is not.

About the Author

Rev. Dr. Jeri E. Williams has been an American Baptist pastor for more than thirty years. She has been an ally and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community for twenty of those years, leading her congregation in the fight for love and justice.
“I have come to the conclusions presented in this book, not out of ignorance, but out of knowledge and intense examination of the Holy Scriptures. Through prayer and Bible study, my heart and mind have opened to new conclusions.” – Rev. Dr. Jeri Williams