Chi Rho Press eNewsletter
Vol. II, No. 11
May 19, 2001
�Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal.
My strength lies solely in my tenacity.� Louis Pasteur
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1. Dr. Truluck in New Orleans
2. 'Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse'
3. Chi Rho Press is On the Road!
4. Adam's Last Word: Writing Weekend
1. Dr. Truluck in New Orleans
Dr. Rembert S. Truluck will meet the Rev. Mel White and
other Soulforce activists in New Orleans to oppose the
Southern Baptist Convention's historically unfriendly
message to Christian sexual minorities in early June.
Dr. Truluck is the author of �Steps to Recovery from
Bible Abuse,� published by Chi Rho Press. Dr. Truluck
writes in his email newsletter announcing his trip,
�You and I and Soulforce . . . are part of our mission
from God to bring truth, hope, freedom, and self-
acceptance to all of our LGBT sisters and brothers
throughout the world. There is no turning back. We have
to take our stand.'
Dr. Truluck will begin his ministry activities in New
Orleans Friday, June 8, at the Faubourg Marigny bookstore
where he will sign copies of his book. Employees at
Faubourg have already received a positive response from
customers eager for an opportunity to learn more about Dr.
Truluck's ministry. This signing is one of many Dr.
Truluck has held across the country to share his
interpretation of Christian scriptures, a studied and
Dr. Truluck's Internet ministry, http://www.truluck.com,
has received more than 12 million visitors since 1997.
Also while in New Orleans, Dr. Truluck will lead a workshop
about spiritual healing after Reverend White preaches on
Sunday, June 10, at the Metropolitan Community Church in
Ambush, the New Orleans gay and lesbian newspaper, will
also be featuring Dr. Truluck in an article about him and
his book. Visit http://www.truluck.com
or read Ambush
for more details about Dr. Truluck's New Orleans visit.
Dr. Truluck's visit to New Orleans will be the first
time the author has officially teamed up with Rev.
White's Soulforce, Inc., an organization dedicated to
spiritual justice for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and
transgendered (LGBT) people. The Laguna Beach, CA
organization bases its activities on the teachings of
Mahatma Ghandi and Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest non-Catholic
religious body in the United States with membership of
about 16 million people. Every year representatives of
Southern Baptist Churches meet to in to decide on policies
of the church. Southern Baptists have taken anti-gay
positions for many years and continue their policies of
�[The Southern Baptists] believe sincerely that [LGBT
people] are both sick and sinful; that the so called
�gay agenda� threatens the American family; that our call
for the rights/rites of marriage will undermine that
�sacred institution;� that we should not be allowed to
adopt or foster parent, to teach or coach children, to
serve in the military, let alone be ordained for Christian
ministry,� according to a recent Soulforce communication.
The organization discusses specifics of its planned
demonstration, scheduled for June 11-13, in a May 7 news
release available on the Soulforce web site,
Chi Rho Press, Inc., an LGBT publishing house founded in
1990 and located in Maryland, is affiliated with the
Mid-Atlantic District of Metropolitan Community Churches.
The Press published Dr. Truluck's book in January 2000,
and as of March 2001, the book is already in its second
printing and is our fastest-selling title.
2. 'Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse'
The second printing of one of our most exciting,
important, and unique books is now available! We
urge Southern Baptists especially to buy and read
this important book.
'Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse' has only been
improved with the second printing! The cover is now
laminated and much more durable. The back cover
features a bar code for easier handling by bookstores.
This printing also includes the Library of Congress
Cataloging-in-Publication information. And lastly,
the author has written a short update that readers
Sales of 'Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse' continue
to be very strong. Ads for Dr. Truluck's book have
appeared in the Advocate, The Other Side, Open Hands,
and Ambush and the Times Picayune in New Orleans.
'Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse' continues to be
our fastest-selling title. It is still available for
only $24.95, or $18.75 each for six or more copies,
plus shipping and handling.
3. Chi Rho Press is on the Road!
This spring and summer we are taking Chi Rho Press on
the road! Editor/Office Manager Kevin Stone Fries
coined the phrase "Traveling Bookstore" and Adam DeBaugh�s
visit to MCC Winston Salem was a wonderful time. What a
great choir they have! And what an enthusiastic bunch of
book lovers were there to great Adam and Chi Rho Press.
Many thanks to Pastor Ken Hull II and all the good people
at MCC Winston-Salem.
We are continuing to gear up for some more travel. We are
available usually two weekends a month to travel in the
nearby Mid-Atlantic region (since we drive to these
'gigs'). Please write if you are interested in hosting
the Chi Rho Press Traveling Bookstore at your local church
or organization we are not limited to MCCs by any means!
June 10 we are going to MCC Baltimore and their parish
extension in Columbia, MD. The Rev. David Smith is our
host. MCC Baltimore meets at 10 am at the Waxter
Center, 1000 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD.
MCC Columbia meets at 6:30 pm at the Oakland Mills
Interfaith Center, 'the end of Thunderhill Road,'
Columbia, MD. http://www.mccbaltimore.org/
June 23 and 24 we are visiting MCC Rehoboth, DE, opening
up our Traveling Bookstore after the Sunday service, at 9
and 10:30 am at their new location at 21 Midway Center,
Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, DE.
July 21 and 22 we are going to New Life MCC in Norfolk,
VA. The Rev. Marty Luna and the Rev. Maria Wolfe are
our hosts. The church meets at 10:30 am at 4035 East
Ocean View Ave., Norfolk, VA.
Let us know if you would like to have Chi Rho Press'
traveling bookstore come to your church or organization!
4. Adam's Last Word
Spring is here in the Washington area, though this week
has brought its share of rain.
My writing weekend in Winston-Salem, NC, was a wonderful
four days. I am proud to say that I was very productive!
And the stay at the Augustus T. Zeveley Inn in Old Salem
was truly wonderful, thanks to their capable staff.
It�s a busy time here at Chi Rho Press. March and April
were high sales months on the Web page shopping cart, for
which we are grateful. The Traveling Bookstores are a
wonderful opportunity to travel, meet lots of our
supporters, and of course, sell books!
We hope this spring is a time of refreshment and renewal
for you all!
We are glad you are partners in ministry with us here at
Chi Rho Press. We are eager for your comments, your
suggestions, your assistance with selling our books,
and your own purchases! And of course, we covet your
prayers for this ministry.
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