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We just got our Fall packets of promo materials at the store today, and it had a postcard for this book.... based onthe people involved in putting it together, it looks to be an amazing book...
A mental health crisis faces American teens right now--and it is one we can solve. Hundreds of thousands of gay teens face traumatic depression, fear, rejection, persecution, and isolation--usually alone. Studies show they are 190 percent more likely to used drugs or alcohol and four times more likely to attempt suicide. Homophobia and discrimination are at the heart of their pain. Love, support, and acceptance--all within our power to give--can save them.
This book is for: clergy, parents, educators, and politicians who cause harm with their words and actions; parents of gay teens; teens navigating this difficult time; and fair-minded people who want to help end the harm. Here are revealing stories by forty diverse Americans, some well known and some not, plus insights from straight clergy and parents explaining their support of gay people as whole human beings guaranteed equal rights by our Constitution.
Forward by Martina Navratilova... Includes stories by Nate Berkus, Bishop Gene Robinson, John Amaechi
The promo materials, mention that copies of the books will be hand delivered to every member of Congress too...
Thanks, Sam. I hadn't seen anything on this yet. Although, this kinda gets me:
This book is for: clergy, parents, educators, and politicians who cause harm with their words and actions;
Somehow, I don't think those people are going to be won over with one book. There is an abundance of info out there that they have most likely already ignored.
There is a somewhat similar book that is several years old. Its title is Prayers For Bobby. It tells the story of Marry Griffith comming to terms with the suicide of her gay son, Bobby. Prior to his suicide, she was a devout Christian who believed that homosexuality was a sin. She is now a strong supporter of gay rights.
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