A look inside the high suicide rate of gay Mormons
and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
A Journalistic Memoir by Roman Feeser
"A debt is owed to Roman Feeser for his deeply felt and accurate new book, A STRANGER AT THE TABLE: Why God Hates Gay Mormons. Feeser takes readers with him on his own personal journey of discovery and ultimately he gives testimony to the LDS Church’s culpability in the self-murders of some of its own children. Feeser’s book is an important one for an American culture that is deeply divided over issues of faith, choice, and selfhood and also for the LDS community, for whom the debt of religious intolerance and a misconception of the true nature of God’s love will surely someday come due."
- Will Scheffer, Co-Creator BIG LOVE
My book is a journalistic memoir of the year that I spent living in Salt Lake City, Utah, discovering Mormon culture from the inside through the eyes of gay Mormons. It relates their experience within their churches and families and their attempts––usually unsuccessful––to reconcile their sexual identities with the stringent moral requirements of the Mormon Church, while living under the threat of excommunication and possibly even shunning by their families and community. Many have chosen suicide rather than shunning and personal shame. - Roman Feeser
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