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Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth: How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion
     

Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth: How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion

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by Scott Terry
 

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Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth: How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion offers an illuminating glimpse into a child’s sequestered world of abuse, homophobia, and religious extremism. Scott Terry’s memoir is a compelling, poignant and occasionally humorous look into the Jehovah’s Witness faith—a religion that refers to itself as The Truth

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Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth: How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion offers an illuminating glimpse into a child’s sequestered world of abuse, homophobia, and religious extremism. Scott Terry’s memoir is a compelling, poignant and occasionally humorous look into the Jehovah’s Witness faith—a religion that refers to itself as The Truth—and a brave account of Terry's successful escape from a troubled past.

At the age of ten, Terry had embraced the Witnesses’ prediction that the world will come to an end in 1975 and was preparing for Armageddon. As an adolescent, he prayed for God to strip away his growing attraction to other young men. But by adulthood, Terry found himself no longer believing in the promised apocalypse. Through a series of adventures and misadventures, he left the Witness religion behind and became a cowboy, riding bulls in the rodeo. He overcame the hurdles of parental abuse, religious extremism, and homophobia and learned that Truth is a concept of honesty rather than false righteousness, a means to live a life openly, for Terry as a gay man.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045004190
Publisher:
Lethe Press, Inc.
Publication date:
09/21/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

A freelance writer, Terry has written warm and fuzzy gardening stories for the San Francisco Chronicle Home & Garden section. In Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth, he has produced a gritty and poignant autobiography of an innocent boy escaping an abusive and fanatical childhood. Scott Terry was raised as a devout Jehovah’s Witness. He spent his childhood praying for Armageddon to come and asking God to heal him of his homosexual thoughts. By adulthood, he had escaped the Witness religion and no longer believed in an upcoming apocalypse. Indeed, as a gay man, he had become a real cowboy and was riding bulls in the rodeo. He then attended college to develop into the successful man he is now. Scott Terry is an urban farmer, a watercolorist, an installation artist and a successful businessman. He lives in Northern California.

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Cowboys, Armageddon, and the Truth: How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Without going into the details of his story, what really impressed me was the childlike honesty with which Terry expressed himself. How much he took for granted that the way he was treated was not unusual. It just struck me that he could endure all that and not end up vindictive in his portrayal of "Fluffy", the classic wicked stepmother. His descriptions transcend sexual orientation or religion to paint a portrait of, not just survival, but he ability to thrive in spite of what happens to us. Truly and inspiring read for everyone!