Anti-Gay Christian ‘Writer’ Leaves 5-Star Review Of His Hateful Book

Lance Wells, the anti-gay Christian musician who claims being a member of the LGBT Community is “a form of rape,” just left himself a glowing review on Amazon.

I asked Wells for a review copy of his book, but he rejected my offer because he thought I’d be biased given my atheism (and propensity for thinking). Without a copy of his book, I tracked down and reviewed some of the writings within it that he had published elsewhere.

The partial interview that resulted was picked up by a few LGBT news outlets, and Wells found himself with almost 30 negative reviews on Amazon. He decided to fix that, with a review of his own (an undoubtable violation of the site’s terms and services).

Wells wrote that The Truth Comes Out: Laying Waste to the Lies of the “LGBT Community” is a “good book… based on a better one.”

I won’t say I’m “proud” of my book (for obvious reasons), but I will say that I worked very hard to get it right, and I believe in it. I also believe in the Lord Jesus Christ who inspired it, and whose Gospel is contained within the text.

Wells leaves his hateful book a glowing review.

Wells leaves his hateful book a glowing review.

That’s right: Wells believes his book is good, and inspired by Jesus Christ, who never mentioned homosexuality once. Wells, however, seems quite preoccupied with same-sex acts. So much so that he has purchased anti-gay ads in his local paper and, now, self-published a book all about it (and then gave it his own positive review).

Personally, I like some of the other reviews left for Wells’ book:

This guy flyered our neighborhood trying to promote this crap “Christian” book. It never ceases to amaze me that the most judgmental and intolerant people are the ones who self-identify so strongly as Christian, despite the fact this behavior is the antithesis of true Christian teachings. There is a reason “local bookstores won’t carry it” and “the Boise Weekly refused to sell advertising for it” (quoted from the trash flyer): this book is clearly just hateful, uneducated, anti-science, and downright ridiculous garbage (“Is Obama the Antichrist?” Come on, man, is this even supposed to be for grown-ups to read?). It’s a pity Amazon won’t allow me to give negative-stars.

Another favorite:

While protected by the first amendment as free speech, this book tiptoes up to the door of hate speech and proceed to kick it down. I am grateful that authors who publish books like this are free to do so, because it reveals their ignorant pseudo-academic, perverted worldview as what it truly is: hateful, discriminatory and sad. Lance Wells wrote a hateful book from a place of ignorance. It might be lovely to purchase if you’re looking to fund ignorance, but other than that, nah. Keep looking and purchase another book.

There are a lot of great reviews, so check them out or leave your own here.

 

About David G. McAfee

David G. McAfee is a Religious Studies graduate, journalist, and author of Atheist Answers: Rational Responses to Religious Questions, The Book of Gods, The Belief Book, Mom, Dad, I’m an Atheist: The Guide to Coming Out as a Non-believer, and Disproving Christianity and other Secular Writings. He is also the founder of The Party of Reason and Progress and a frequent contributor to American Atheist Magazine. McAfee, who writes about science, skepticism, and faith, attended University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated with bachelor’s degrees in English and Religious Studies with an emphasis on Christianity and Mediterranean religions.