AUTHOR MEETS CRITICS: A PANEL ON HOMOSEXUAL SAINTS: THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST EXPERIENCE, EDITED BY WILLIAM D. RUSSELL The status of homosexuals is a major issue in the Community of Christ, with strong polar opinions among its members. The two major issues are ordination and whether committed couples should be allowed to marry with the blessing of the church. John Whitmer Books will soon issue this book, a collection of twenty-six stories by gays, lesbians, and family and friends of GLBT persons. The editor supplies a forty-page historical account of how the church has handled the issue since it first surfaced in an official way in 1954, as well as a concluding essay. Four official documents are included as appendices.
JOHN HAMER, HUGO OLAIZ, and GARY M. WATTS