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.
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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.