Everything posted by revelation
Wow. Where to begin on this one? As a Christian, I've struggled with the whole issue of gay marriage. Initially, I was against it, but I came around to tacitly support it for a couple reasons. Firstly, marriage is a civil right. And since marriage is a matter of the state, everyone should be entitled to it. It's important to remember that church and state are separate. This being the case, a church doesn't have to marry anyone. Secondly, as I understand the Bible, the problem isn't with gay marriage or even homosexuality in itself. The problem is with homosexual sex, which the Bible describes as damnable (1 Cor. 6:9,10 AMP). For political expediency alone, I think President Obama made the right decision coming out in support of gay marriage. He's not perfect, but he's got my support in November.
I guess I should preface this by saying I'm new to AALBC--and this story. But I was really struck by the description of Purvis Skinner (great name, BTW). It was powerful and gave me great insight into the character. I also felt like I knew Carole Everly and Philip Atkins. The only thing that distracted me was the series of question marks (???).
Tito Johnson’s Diary is the multicultural coming-of-age story of a precocious fifteen-year-old who finds himself adrift in a world he’s struggling to figure out. Tongue-in-cheek in tone, the novel is set in 1995’s rural Michigan where Theodore “Tito” Johnson grapples with issues from his older brother’s homosexuality to his own racial prejudice to his parents’ divorce. Personally, I like this novel because it’s one of African American empowerment. Even though Tito is poor, black and from a broken home you understand that he’s clearly a smart kid who’s in control of his destiny. He’s in no way a victim. I also appreciate the novel because it manages to address heavy subject matter is a light and funny way. Tito Johnson’s Diary is available through Amazon.com and other online retailers. http://www.amazon.co...n/dp/1470162393