Timothy Kurek’s The Cross in the Closet

A couple of years ago when my straight fundamentalist friend Timothy Kurek told me his idea of going undercover as a gay person, I was genuinely worried. I expressed my concern. Even though it was an interesting idea, similar to Black Like Me, I thought it was a very high risk venture.

But he did it. He “came out” and was gay for a year. Following this he came out again as straight. Then he wrote a book.

The book is his story. Since it is National Coming Out Day in the USA today, I thought I would promote his book.

I haven’t finished it yet. But it is engaging. I’m going to finish it because I’m caught in the story. I just wanted to recommend it to you. He deals with everything, including the feelings of betrayal, lying, sexuality, friendship, theology… you name it.

You can order it HERE.

Here’s an endorsement quote from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu:

“Tim’s personal journey and awakening is evidence of the path being taken increasingly today by Christianity and other religions everywhere. This manifestation of respect or God’s great diversity allows us to better see the world through the eyes of Christ. The Cross in the Closet is a gift to us all.”

Check it out! Thanks Tim.

About David Hayward

David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religion… specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.

  • https://www.facebook.com/jean.hoehn/info?collection_token=1524166867%3A2327158227%3A35 Phatchick

    This book is incredible, there was so much that made me cry both in sorrow and in joy. This is one book the everyone who has a gay friend or family member should read.

  • http://lotharlorraine.wordpress.com/ Lothar Lorraine

    If someone is wondering how loving conservative Evangelicals can be, I advice them to go to one of their forums and pretend being a Gay Christian having accepted that God made him that way.

    As I wrote a theological argument for gay marriage https://lotharlorraine.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/on-the-sinfulness-of-homsexuality-von-der-sundigkeit-der-homosexualitat-deutschunten/
    I received some comments which…well weren’t really driven by love.

    But everyone can check this by him or herself!

  • MrPuzzleBox

    Many of our members know exactly what these dynamics are like. G00GLE g0ys to find out about a global group of very conservative guys who just happen to love other guys/too. g0ys is spelled w. a zer0.