CHI RHO CONNECTION
The eNewsletter of Chi Rho Press,
Your LGBT Christian Publishing House
Vol. VII, No. 2
4 February 2006
1. A Prayer Honoring the Life of Coretta Scott King,
by the Rev. Elder Darlene Garner (MCC)
2. The Passing of Betty Berzon
3. Two Lenten Studies
4. May We Suggest "Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse"?
5. "Christian with a Twist"
6. Sanctoral Cycle
7. Adam's Last Word
This issue's Quote:
"My husband, Martin Luther King Jr., understood that
all forms of discrimination and persecution were unjust
and unacceptable for a great democracy. He believed
that none of us could be free until all of us were free,
that a person of conscience had no alternative but to
defend the human rights of all people.... The civil
rights movement that I believe in thrives on unity and
inclusion, not division and exclusion. All of us who
oppose discrimination and support equal rights should
stand together to resist every attempt to restrict civil
rights in this country."
Coretta Scott King, Feb. 29, 2000
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1. A Prayer honoring the Life of Coretta Scott King,
by the Rev. Elder Darlene Garner (MCC)
Coretta Scott King: 1927 2006
God of our weary years:
The sun has set for another drum major for justice.
So today we join our hearts with those of people
around the world who grieve the passing of Coretta
We thank You for her uplifting ministry and courageous
life. In a world too often filled with hatred and rancor
of every sort, she was steadfast to the end in her faith
that Your justice could roll down like water, and
righteousness like a mighty stream.
God of our silent tears:
You have brought us, Your people, this far on the way.
Yet together we acknowledge: We are still traveling the
road that leads to justice. The struggle is notyet over.
The destination is not yet reached. Ours is a journey
that has just begun.
Now that the voice of Coretta Scott King is silent, we
pray that You will cause to rise up within each one of
us a new voice that will sustain us on this journey.
As Coretta walked with Martin, so allow us to journey
together in our pursuit of justice.
Give us, we pray, the courage to work hand-in-hand for
Give us, we pray, the compassion of a heart-to-heart
connection in the struggle for human rights for all
Even more, O God,
We pray that we, like Coretta, will be:
Wise enough ... to seek justice that is not just for us.
Strong enough ... to lift others up as we rise.
Humble enough ... to seek right relationship with one
another. And with ourselves. And with You.
So walk with us, Jesus.
And let us walk on till victory is won.
2. The Passing of Betty Berzon
Chi Rho Press also mourns the passing of Betty Berzon,
1928-2006, which we learned about from the Lambda
Literary Foundation. Here is what they wrote:
"Pioneer gay rights activist, psychotherapist, and
writer, Betty Berzon died peacefully in her sleep on
January 24, 2006. She was 78. Her tireless activism
shaped the launch of numerous significant organizations
that continue to impact and promote the well-being of
the lesbian and gay community. She was architect and
founder of Southern California Women for Understanding,
as well as co-founder of the California Gay Academic
"She was a founding board chair of Gay and Lesbian
Adolescent Social Services and board member of
numerous gay and lesbian advocacy organizations,
including the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center,
where she developed a gay and lesbian peer counselor
training program; Whitman-Radclyffe Foundation where
she created the personal growth program that resulted
in the book, "Positively Gay" (1979); National Gay
Rights Advocates, the first public interest law firm
to focus on gay rights, and the Community Guild, a
groundbreaking effort to assist low-income gay and
lesbian seniors. She was also producer of Gaythink,
the first national conference to bring together gay
and lesbian faculty and students.
"In 1971, during a UCLA conference called "The
Homosexual in America," Berzon became the first
psychotherapist in the country to publicly declare
herself as a gay mental health professional. Today,
Division 44 of the American Psychological Association
has more than 1,500 members.
"An expert in small group process, Berzon worked with
renowned researcher Evelyn Hooker to develop a series
of encounter groups for gays and lesbians, called the
Quest for Love. Later, she developed a series for Bell
and Howell called The Encountertapes, a growth program
for leaderless groups, which led to her first edited
book, "Encounter Groups: First Facts."
"Berzon practiced psychotherapy with groups and couples
for the last twenty-five years of her life, during which
time she also wrote four more books, including the
perennial best-selling "Permanent Partners: Building
Gay and Lesbian Relationships that Last "(1988); "The
Intimacy Dance: A Guide to Long-Term Success in Gay and
Lesbian Relationships" (1996); "Setting Them Straight:
You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in
Your Life" (1996); and "Surviving Madness: A Therapist's
Own Story," which won the Lambda Literary Award for best
autobiography in 2003.
"Berzon is survived by her life partner of thirty-three
years, Teresa DeCrescenzo, and is also survived by her
sister, Dr. Stephanie Miller of Lancaster Ohio; step-
mother, Trude Berzon of Des Moines Iowa and North Palm
Beach, Florida; stepsister Barbara Kaplan of North Palm
Beach, Florida; cousins Sidney, Shirley, Jerry, Sandy,
Mary, Dan, and Abbe Wool; and eight nieces and nephews.
"Funeral services and interment (were) held at Pierce
Brothers Westwood Memorial Park
on Friday, January 27.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Omni Hotel,
251 South Olive Street, on Sunday, February 26, at
"Teresa DeCrescenzo has requested that in lieu of flowers
or other tributes, donations be made in Betty's honor to
the following organizations:
"Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services
650 North Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA, 90069
"Lambda Literary Foundation
P.O. Box 1957
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY, 10113
Chi Rho Press founder and director Adam DeBaugh worked
closely with Betty on the book "Positively Gay," and he
wrote the chapter on individual lobbying of our
representatives in government. "Positively Gay"
continues to be available at Chi Rho Press for $14.85
each ($12.70 each for six or more copies) plus shipping
and handling, at
Adam says, "Betty Berzon was a pioneer in so many areas
and a true saint in the LGBT community. I will miss her
terribly and mourn her loss. Luckily we still have the
groundbreaking book that she assembled almost 30 years
ago, and Positively Gay remains among the many lasting
tributes to this remarkable woman. I am proud to have
been associated with Betty."
3. Two Lenten Studies
Lent begins on Wednesday, March 1, just a month away, and
Chi Rho Press is very proud of our two books of Lenten
devotions. Here is a description of each one.
"'You Need Only To Be Still:' Using the Hebrew Scriptures
to Journey Through Lent," by Randy Jedele. Spiral bound,
5½" x 8½", 100 pages. A book of daily devotions for Lent,
in which author Randy Jedele takes us on a journey through
the Old Testament. A lay Christian Education minister in
the United Church of Christ in Iowa, Randy Jedele has drawn
on his strong Protestant and Congregationalist background
to enliven the Hebrew Testament for us in new ways in these
Lenten devotions. View it on our Web site at this link:
In "You Need Only to be Still," each of the 40 days of
Lent, starting with Ash Wednesday, features a Hebrew
Testament passage, followed by two questions for your
consideration to bring the passage into our own lives.
Then Randy provides his own "Thoughts for Meditating,"
a few paragraphs reflecting on the ancient Bible story
in which he offers some background information where it
is needed and his own thoughts on the two questions.
On the right hand page for each day in Lent there is
space for the reader to write his or her own "Personal
Reflections," an opportunity for the reader to respond
and record thoughts and feelings. Each day concludes
with a prayer, a personal moment between the reader
and God. For each Friday, Randy has chosen a passage
from the Psalms.
The six Sundays of Lent in "You Need Only to be Still"
have a very different format with two blank pages for
each Sunday, one for "Reflections from the Past Week"
and one for "Opportunities to Seek in the New Week."
Randy writes, "I have chosen the Sunday format for a
couple of reasons. First of all, I have chosen not
to have a Scripture passage for Sundays because I did
not want to interfere with the scripture passages
used in the regular lectionary for the day. Secondly,
it is my practice to do just as I have suggested on
Sundays. I spend my devotional time on Sundays to
reflect on the events of my past week and contemplate
on opportunities that may lie before me in the new week.
I think it is important for us to remind ourselves of
the lessons we have learned, the joys we have known,
and the pains that have pierced our hearts. It is
also good for us to make plans for the days that come
before us. Reflecting is truly a time of quiet
meditation and being still before God."
The title, "You Need Only to be Still," comes from
Exodus 14:13-14, "Moses answered the people, 'Do not
be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance
the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see
today you will never see again. The Lord will fight
for you; you need only to be still.'" Randy Jedele
writes, in the Introduction, "Too often we Christians
ignore the Hebrew Scriptures and build our relationships
with God on the New Testament. However, as I have
journeyed through the Hebrew Scriptures through the
years, I have always marked passages that spoke to me.
It has not surprised me to discover a wealth of
spiritual wisdom throughout the Hebrew Scriptures.
It is my hope and prayer that those who use this
devotional as they journey through Lent will also
discover the richness of the God of the Hebrew
Scriptures. Truly, there is much to be learned as
we discover the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
the God of Hannah, Ruth, and Esther, a God who was
a powerful source in the lives of those who learned
to seek the presence of the living God and to live
in the stillness of God's grace."
"Over and over, God calls us to be still, so that God
can minister to our hearts and prepare us to journey
each day as a new day. . . . I have envisioned that
[this devotional] will mostly be a personally journey,
a quiet time each day when the readers will, on their
own, seek the stillness of God. . . . As you read,
meditate, and pray through this devotional, may God
bless and enrich your life. It is my prayer that
each of you will find God in the stillness of your
busy lives and that God will provide you with wisdom,
fill you with peace, and shower you with love."
We know you will be blessed by this book of devotions
for Lent. You may order it on our Web site at this link:
$10.95 each, six or more copies for $8.95 each, plus
shipping and handling.
Our first book of Lenten Meditations was "For
Another Flock," written from a Gay Roman
Catholic point of view. "For Another Flock: Rainbow
Meditations and Study Guide for Lent," by Jeffrey Lea.
($10.95 each, $8.95 each for six or more copies, plus
shipping and handling.) View it on our Web site at:
Written out of the deep faith and learning of a
gay practicing Roman Catholic and from a Catholic
perspective, "For Another Flock" includes daily
meditations for all the days of Lent and Holy Week,
beginning with Ash Wednesday (which this year is Feb.
9), and ending with Easter Sunday. Scripture readings
are provided for every day in Lent and Holy Week
followed by a reflection from a uniquely gay and
Catholic point of view and a prayer.
Following the daily meditations is a seven-week Lenten
Bible Study Guide. Jeff Lea's introduction explores Lent
as a penitential season, discussing penance and repentance.
Each weekly Bible Study starts with a Gospel reading.
There is a Lenten theme for each of the seven sessions.
Week One is "An Ash Wednesday Ritual and Discussion of
the Nature of Penance." Week Two is "The Nature of
Temptation." Week Three is "The Meaning of Sin in our
Lives." Week Four is "Faithfulness and Homosexuality."
Week Five is "The Joy of Being Gay." Week Six is "The
Meaning of Judgement." And the concluding session is
"The Last Supper and the Mandatum" (New Commandment).
Seven Appendices conclude the book: Solemnities and
Feasts in Lent, Lectionary Cycle Calendar, The Books
of the Old Testament of the Various Biblical Traditions,
Small Group Study Guidelines, an Ash Wednesday Liturgy,
a Maundy Thursday Liturgy, and a Bibliography.
Jeff Lea writes, "Far too many gay women and men continue
to view the primary Christian scripture, the Holy Bible,
as a document hostile to people whose expression of
intimate love is homosexual. Nothing can be further
from the truth. While the Bible does condemn the
ritualistic abuse of human sexuality it does not ever
express a view of same-sex love as an abomination. In
fact it affirms it in the love story of Jonathan and
"The Bible's primary message is Love. To love God,
ourselves, and each other as God has loved us. The
Bible is not a handbook on how to hate sin. It is a
transcript of the ongoing love story between God and
the people of God.
"Lent is the primary renewing and penitential season
of the Church year. It is the time of personal
examination and purification before we enter into the
Paschal mystery on Easter Sunday. We are at the door
to salvation during this time. Gay people are also at
that door and we too have an experience of conversion
and faith. These meditations present the point of view
of a gay male Christian exploring the liminal experience
of coming out gay, coming out Christian, and discovering
affirmation in the Bible. The book provides both a
daily meditation on the scriptural readings for Lent,
and a seven-week group study that explores penance from
a positive gay perspective."
"For Another Flock: Rainbow Meditations and Study Guide
for Lent" is spiral bound, 5 ½" x 8 ½", 104 pages, and
sells for $10.95 each, $8.95 each for six or more copies,
plus shipping and handling.
4. Have you Read "Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse"?
"Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse" by Dr. Rembert
Truluck is remarkable for many reasons. From a
publishing standpoint, it is our largest book to
date with over 550 pages. And it is the fastest
selling and most popular book Chi Rho Press has ever
The reasons for the popularity of "Steps" are clear.
Dr. Truluck speaks the language of ordinary people of
faith, his book is written in plain language that all
can understand, and concentrates on the basics, God's
creation, love, and redemption of ALL humanity.
He has identified an important and lethal trend in the
religious community, the tendency to be legalistic and
judgmental and to use the faith and the Bible as a weapon
to hurt people rather than a source of healing and love.
Truluck concentrates on the Good News of the Bible, Good
News that is for everyone, not just heterosexual white men.
Too often LGBT commentators concentrate on defending their
position that the Bible doesn't really say anything bad
about homosexuality. This is true, and Dr. Truluck does
devote four chapters to the pitifully few verses that have
been used to condemn LGBT people. He effectively counters
those who insist that the Bible condemns Gay people.
But most of "Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse" doesn't
dwell on a rebuttal to those who use the Bible to attack
LGBT people, but rather concentrates on those many
passages of the Holy Scripture which speak words of
love, understanding, tolerance, and joy for God's
lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and
those who love them. Dr. Truluck proves that the Bible
is our friend!
Lastly, Dr. Truluck offers a 12 Step program to counteract
a history of Bible abuse in effective and joyful ways.
The 12 Steps, plus a concluding thirteenth step, lead
people through the pain inflicted on us by misunderstanding
of the Bible and legalistic, judgmental religion, and on
into the peace of God's love and acceptance. "Steps to
Recovery from Bible Abuse" leads people from hate to love,
from fear to confidence, and from pain to joy. It is a
We invite you to take this journey with us! Buy "Steps
to Recovery from Bible Abuse" on the Chi Rho Press Web
using your credit card on our secure shopping cart.
5. "Christian with a Twist"
Here is a selection from our second major book of
reflections, "Christian with a Twist: Reflections
on Scripture that are a bit more inclusive, a bit
more relevant, and with a bit of a bite," by the
late William Gaston.
"Christian with a Twist" is available for $19.95 each,
$14.95 each for six or more copies, plus shipping and
handling. You can read more about it and order it at
As the subtitle suggests, Bill's writing has a bit
of a bite, and we believe you will enjoy his sharp,
but loving take on Scripture, life, and faith.
Here is a selection entitled "Self Presentation" from
the Epiphany section of "Christian with a Twist."
Please read Mark 1:4, 9-11
I once heard a preacher begin a sermon on this passage
by suggesting that we would wonder why Jesus would have
to be baptized since he was without sin. This made me
think so much about having never wondered such a thing
that I pretty much missed the rest of the sermon.
If I had been there with John at the Jordan River in
those days I may have been surprised at seeing Jesus
arrive. I may have been awestruck at his presence, but
I do not think I would have been surprised to see him
get in line for baptism. Likewise, if Jesus were to
worship with us, I would fully expect to see him go up
and take communion.
Our own experience has a lot to do with how we relate
Jesus to our own lives. All of us have heard that
baptism is to wash away our sins, but how much washing
we think we need depends on how we view ourselves.
That, in turn, depends on the signals we have gotten
To me it seems that the word sin is far overused. I
am sure I have sinned, but I do not think of myself
as a sinner. Others do, I suppose, but not the people
who loved me in my formative years. I cannot believe
that God thinks of us as sinners either. I just cannot
think that God says, "Well, I had better check on how
the sinners are doing."
I know I am neglecting the concept of original sin from
which some think even a newborn baby must be cleansed.
I remember hearing older women in church and family
asking in hushed tones when someone died, "Was he
saved?" and seeing the sigh of relief when the answer
For me baptism was presenting myself to God in front
of a faith community who shared the commitment I was
making. It was not a turning away from a sinful past
life, but rather a milestone in a life that I had come
to appreciate more fully as God-given and God-guided.
Sin was simply not on my mind. I was looking toward
the future and I think God was, too.
That Jesus presented himself before God as he began a
ministry that would change the world seems the most
natural of acts to me. Jesus had nothing to turn away
from, but certainly much to move toward. That God's
voice was heard proclaiming, "You are my Son, the
Beloved; with you I am well pleased," may have been
miraculous, but it was as naturally motivated as our
applause after one of our own comes up and is baptized.
6. Sanctoral Cycle
As a regular feature in the Chi Rho Connection, we
are offering up traditional saints listed in the 2006
Liturgical Calendar and Lectionary from today until
our next scheduled electronic newsletter.
Tues., Jan. 31, St. John Bosco (Patron saint: boys,
editors). Love the children: We are called by Christ
to love and care for children, not just our own, but
others' as well. Love may call for strictness towards
them, but that strictness must always be kind and never
rough. "Anything that a child regards as a punishment
may be used as such. A word of praise to one who
deserves it, a word of rebuke to one who has forgotten
himself, may often be a real reward or a real punishment,"
St. John Bosco.
Wed., Feb. 1, St. Ignatius of Antioch. Being one with
Christ: St. Ignatius exhorted others and now us to
develop a union with Christ. "I write to you while
I am still alive, but longing for death. My Love has
been crucified, and there is no desire of earthly
things in me," St. Ignatius.
Diversity Date: February is African-American History
Thurs., Feb. 2, St. Francis Solano (Christ's Presentation
at the Temple). Making peace: The first degree of
virtue is to keep at peace with God; the second to
keep peace with our neighbors; the third and most
perfect is to make peace between those who are
enemies and to do this for the sake of Christ, who
is our peace. "When one's ways are pleasing to the
Lord, one makes even enemies live at peace with one"
Fri., Feb. 3, St. Blaise (Patron saint: throat ailments).
Healing: St. Blaise was a physician in Armenia before
receiving his vocation. During his lifetime in the
fourth century, the persecution of Christians was again
undertaken. Blaise received a vision from God to escape
into the hills. He was later found in a cave surrounded
by sick animals he was tending. While awaiting his
execution, he miraculously healed a young boy who was
choking on a fish bone. St. Blaise is one of the
Catholic Church's 14 "auxiliary saints" or holy helpers,
who provide cures for various illnesses.
Sat., Feb. 4, St. Joan of Valois. Praying three times
daily: The sound of the bell calling St. Joan to prayer
three times a day gave her hope amidst her sorrows and
unhappiness. "As nothing was made without the Word, so
nothing was remade without Mary, the mother of the Word,"
Sun., Feb. 5, St. Paul Miki. Be thankful for grace: If
you are to keep the grace of God, you must be grateful
when it is given and patient when it is taken away.
You must pray that it may be given back to you and be
careful and humble so that it is not lost again.
Mon., Feb. 6, St. Titus. Sympathy for all: Christians
bring others to the faith by their willingness to be
sympathetic to all and by sharing their love of Christ
with them. Titus was firm, respectful of others, and
a patient man. He was also quick to detect and bring
out in others all that was good in them. "Rejoice
with those who persecute you; mourn with those who
mourn. Live in harmony with one another" (Romans
Tues., Feb. 7, St. Romuald. Making good out of bad:
Romuald's life teaches us that if we follow the
impulses of the Holy Spirit, we will only find good,
even in the most unpleasant of circum-stances. Our
own sins, the sins of others, their ill will against
us, or our own mistakes and misfortunes, are equally
capable of leading us to God's mercy, love, and
Wed., Feb. 8, St. Jerome Emiliani (Patron saint: orphans).
Love of Christ's little ones: St. Jerome's special love
was for deserted and orphaned children. Let us learn
from him to exert ourselves on their behalf. "The
fatherless child is snatched from the breast, the
infant of the poor is seized for a debt, lacking
clothes they go naked, they carry sheaves, but still
go hungry" (Job 24:9-10).
Thurs., Feb. 9, St. John of Matha. Mercy: John was
consecrated to God's service at his birth. Through
several visions, he was told that he must devote
himself to the redemption of captives and later
founded the Order of the Holy Trinity. "Be merciful,
even as your Creator is merciful" (Luke 6:36).
Fri., Feb. 10, St. Scholastica (Patron saint: bad
weather). Family: Very little is known about
Scholastica apart from the fact that she was the
sister of the great patriarch of monks, St. Benedict.
She loved her brother dearly and would travel great
distances every year to spend time with him and talk
about God's graces and mercy. Our relations with
our families must be of love for and in God.
Sat., Feb. 11, St. Benedict of Aniane. Lukewarm
fervor: Monastic discipline decayed because of
undue severity, indulgence by superiors, and greed.
St. Benedict's restoration of monastic life proved
that none is safe from loss of fervor but that it
can be regained by being faithful to grace. "Let
us cast off this fatal lukewarmness which provokes
God to reject us," St. Bernard.
Sun., Feb. 12, St. Alexis Falconieri. Devotion to
the Blessed Virgin: St. Alexis devoted his life to
the founding of the Servants of Mary. The Servites
work to spread the devotion to Mary's sorrows: the
great grief she suffered at the sight of her son's
crucifixion. "Then Simeon blessed them and said to
Mary, 'this child is destined to cause the falling
and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that
will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of
many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will
pierce your own soul too'" (Luke 2:34).
Mon., Feb. 13, St. Catherine dei Ricci. Pray for
the dead: St. Catherine offered many prayers, fasts,
and penances for a certain man whom she believed was
in purgatory. Because of her love for all humanity
she prayed to be allowed to suffer for all punishment
that he had incurred. Her prayer was granted and for
forty days she underwent great suffering. "Help the
souls in purgatory by your prayers, deliver them by
your good works," St. Albert the Great.
Tues., Feb. 14, Bd. John Baptist of Almodovar.
Stability: We need to beware of change for the
sake of change as an illusion of a more perfect
service to God. When we make capricious changes,
we distrust God's providence and gratify our self-
needs. "Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters,
stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give
yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because
you know that your labor in the Lord is not in
vain" (1 Corinthians 15:58).
Wed., Feb. 15, St. Raymond of Penyfort. Captives:
Pray for protection from fearful servitude, which
is worse than slavery that even one sinful habit
tends to form. "An uncurbed will led to lust, and
lust served became habit, and habit not resisted
became necessity. By which links joined together
(whence I called it a chain) a hard bondage held me
enthralled," St. Augustine. "They promise them
freedom, while they themselves are slaves of
depravity for one is a slave to whatever has
mastered one" (2 Peter 2:19).
Thurs., Feb. 16, St. Gilbert of Sempringham. Having
a good conscience: St. Gilbert teaches us that we
need to care very little about the judgments of
others if our consciences are at rest and pure in
the sight of God. "Now this is our boast: our
conscience testifies that we have conducted
ourselves in the world, and especially in our
relations with you, in the holiness and sincerity
that are from God" (2 Corinthians 1:12).
Fri., Feb. 17, St. Anastasius the Persian. Sign of
the cross: Christ left the cross as the symbol of
his religion. He seals our foreheads, our lips, and
our hearts with this triumphant sign; with it we
begin and end our days. "May I never boast except
in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which
the world has been crucified to me, and I to the
world" (Galatians 6:14).
Sat., Feb. 18, St. Flavian of Constantinople. Reverence
for those in authority: "And David's line will continue
forever and his throne endure before me like the sun; it
will be established forever like the moon, the faithful
witness in the sky" (Psalm 89:36-37).
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7. Adam's Last Word
The 2005-2006 Liturgical Calendar and Lectionary, Year B
is now on the Chi Rho Press Web site. You may view it and
order it at this link:
The 2005-2006 Liturgical Calendar and Lectionary sells
for 11.95 each, $9.50 each for six or more copies, plus
shipping and handling.
We mourn the loss of Betty Berzon (please see story number
2), who was a good friend and a role model. The book she
assembled and edited, "Positively Gay," in which I had a
small part to play, writing one of the chapters, is still
in the Chi Rho Press catalog. If you do not yet own this
book, I encourage you to buy it today.
There are some wonderful tapes and CDs of good
Christian music available at www.ChiRhoPress.com.
Please check out the Chi Rho Cards! Our line of
greeting cards, by the talented New York artist Timothy
Leetch, are now available. See the descriptions of the
cards on our Web site at:
Order some cards today!
Gracia y paz,
R. Adam DeBaugh, Director, Adam@...
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Our telephone and fax number is 301/926-1208.
Customers outside the U.S. and especially our Canadian
friends can order using credit cards on our Web page.
Some of our books are also available through our Canadian
distributor, MAP Enterprises, Mary Ann Pearson, at her
Web page, http://www.christiangays.com
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