The memoir tells the story of a young gay man coming to terms with his sexual orientation and his love for Jesus. It is also a love story that spans 40 years. Growing up in the small Southern town of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, I had a lot of things going against my being accepted by the "in" crowd around the neighborhood or at school.
An anti-gay preacher has been arrested after confessing to his congregation that he had a sexual relationship with a young boy. John Thomas Martin, lead pastor at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Florence, Alabama, broke down in the pulpit while telling stunned churchgoers about his "affair" with an underage male. He admitted to abusing the boy on multiple occasions, both at his home and on trips.
My four-and-a-half-year-old son has been saying that he loves a boy at nursery, and that when he grows up, he's going to marry him. His best friend is a girl, who he spends a lot of time dressing up with. He heard my husband and I talking about a gay friend and asked what gay meant, so I told him.
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Skip to Content Skip to Menu. Written by a variety of popular fiction authors, including Francesca Lia Block. Two El Paso, Texas teens, sensitive boys who don't feel like they fit in among the Mexican men they see around them, form a special friendship over the course of one year.
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John Martin, the lead pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church, confessed to four counts of sexual abuse on June He was arrested on felony sex abuse charges Monday, after members of his church reported him to authorities, AL. Martin abused at least one underage boy several times, at his home and on a road trip, and he also sent the boy explicit text messages, court records reveal. Angie Hamilton, an assistant district attorney in Lauderdale County, said more victims could be involved.
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