Christian Author Matthew Paul Turner Comes out as Gay and Divorces; Taunton Couple Attacked After Hanging Gay Pride Flag; Ryan Field Books

Christian Author Matthew Paul Turner Comes Out as Gay and Divorces

The other day Tony and I had a meeting with someone who’s openly gay and he kept mentioning his ex-wife and his kids. Of course we didn’t say anything, but later in the car we just looked at each other and wondered. How could this guy not know he was gay? How could he marry a woman and have kids? How could the ex-wife not know he’s gay? And yet these things continue to happen all the time, because if Tony and I didn’t know this guy was openly gay we would have just assumed he was. You just know. I knew I was gay at 3 years old. I can spot other gay people immediately. Apparently, that’s not the case for everyone and I have seen this many times before.

“(A)s someone who spent 30+ years in fundamentalist/evangelical churches, exploring God through conservative theologies, I’ve lived many days overwhelmed by fear, shame, and self-hatred,” Turner wrote in a Facebook post. “But for the first time in my life, despite the sadness and grief I’m feeling right now, I can say with confidence that I’m ready to embrace freedom, hope, and God as a gay man.”

You can read the entire article, here. 

Taunton Couple Attacked After Hanging Gay Pride Flag

It’s a shame to see that these stories are still happening.

Tom says he had just hung up the Pride flag when a man driving by stopped his car, got out and attacked him.

Here’s a link with all the details, plus a good video. They look like the nicest guys, and thankfully a lot of people have come to their defense. And this is near Boston. I know the area because we come close to it on the drive to the Cape and P’town. I never felt unsafe there. Evidently, it can happen anywhere. 



“A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed, and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he’ll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no nonsense man, who’s husband died last year. I enjoyed this story.”

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about “Altered Parts”
“Best Gay Novel In Years. This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina.”

Altered Parts

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

While the book is easily readable, it also addresses emotions stereotypes and relationships. I would have preferred it be 3 times as long and tragically most guys don’t find happy endings as depicted.. but in a short book, it provides food for thought, clarity and insight.. far more and better expressed than 99% of gay fiction . I don’t think it could have been done better.

Kendle's Fire by Ryan Field

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