Robin Reardon's second novel, Thinking Straight, is about a gay teen whose parents send him to a summer camp designed to straighten him out. The story is positive and inclusive, respecting religious belief while taking a step toward creating a safe place for people of different sexual orientations and identities within the religion called Christianity.
The Case for Acceptance presents the rationale behind Thinking Straight. It demonstrates a process by which assumptions about sexual orientation can be examined in light of science and reason, and it presents a strategic approach to scripture that leaves it in tact while bringing it into contemporary life.
Although some references are included, the tone of this work is not academic, and the writing style is conversational and accessible. The open letter's intent is to engender understanding and acceptance.
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About the Author
Robin Reardon is an inveterate observer of human nature, and her primary writing goal is to create stories about all kinds of people, some of whom happen to be gay or transgender—people whose destinies are not determined solely by their sexual orientation. Her secondary writing goal is to introduce readers to concepts or information they might not know very much about. On her website, robinreardon.com, see the left margin for links to descriptions of individual novels where you will find a “Digging Deeper” section that links to background information and research done for the novel. Interests outside of writing include singing, nature photography, and the study of comparative religions. Robin writes in a butter yellow study with a view of the Boston, Massachusetts skyline. Her motto: The only thing wrong with being gay is how some people treat you when they find out.