Mar 19, 2018 · Peculiar People: Mormons and Same-Sex Orientation breaks the long silence of gay Mormons and sheds light upon their experiences. Through this series of first-person accounts, gay and lesbian Mormons speak of the deepest spiritual struggle, the pain of accommodation to church law, and the denial of the self.4.5/5(10).
Ron Schow, Wayne Schow and Marybeth Raynes, eds. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1991. Reviewed by Hugo Salinas. Peculiar People is the first book entirely dedicated to describing the gay/lesbian Mormon experience. It includes a number of essays that approach the subject from a variety of perspectives. The first part of the book (“Personal Perspectives”) presents [ ].
Peculiar People is very empowering to those who struggle with sexual orientation, self-acceptance and self-esteem issues in the Church. It shares, through powerful, personal accounts, the struggles, strength and hope of those who have lived through the challenges brought forth in such conflict.4.5/5(10).