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God Told Me To Hate You

God Told Me To Hate You

An Evangelical Minister's Escape From the Clerical Closet

by Tom Muzzio

Rev. Tom Muzzio served as an ordained evangelical minister. But he had a secret. He was gay.

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

This book is a memoir, an expose, and a journey … but an indictment as well.

Read an Excerpt From

Read an Excerpt From "God Told Me to Hate You"

"Catholics talk to God, but God talks to Protestants. In no place is this more obvious than Pentecostal churches, where even the most unsophisticated can get a "word of knowledge" directly from the mouth of the Almighty himself."

Territorial Enterprise Institute

Territorial Enterprise Institute

Tom Muzzio is editor and publisher of the "Territorial Enterprise," a prominent newspaper of the 1860s, dedicated to preserving the historical and literary legacy of the Comstock and the Eastern and Central Sierra Nevada.

Escaping Christianity: A Patheos Q&A with Tom Muzzio

Escaping Christianity: A Patheos Q&A with Tom Muzzio

"My mission now is to undo what I did years ago and to convince as many people as possible to abandon Fundamentalism."

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

A Familiar Story

A Familiar Story

Callie Wright

Muzzio’s look at religion is quite a cynical one, and I don’t necessarily blame him, given the experiences he’s had.

A Sociopolitical Critique

A Sociopolitical Critique

Natasha Parker

Tom Muzzio describes a faith transition that was incredibly painful, fraught with personal contradiction, disillusionment, and potential consequences.

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