"You're the only gay person I know who doesn't smoke".
It was Christmastime, and she was calmly sorting laundry when Beverly Cole overheard her seventeen-year-old son's friend say the words that turned her life upside down.
In this moving, personal story Cole describes her spiritual pilgrimage from dismay to denial to understanding to acceptance. Sharing the fruits of much research -- and even more prayer -- she offers sociological and scriptural bases for rejecting hate and accepting homosexuals as worthy humans whom God loves. (pb)