Church Revokes Man’s Membership Over His Sexual Orientation

Dylan_SettlesAnd here I was, thinking that my almost-finished novel—THE CLIMB, about a young man (Skyler) shunned by his church and family—wouldn’t resonate that much anymore today—and then this happens: A young man, Dylan Settles 18, receives a letter from his church that excommunicates him because he’s gay.

Dylan, for you and all the other kids out there, I’ll be finishing my novel very soon. Things were like this in 1992, and now, almost 25 years later, things haven’t changed. This has to stop!