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Scott M Terry

Bio:In 2007, Scott Terry sent an excerpt from his yet-to-be published book, Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth, to the San Francisco Chronicle. An hour later, he received a freelance contract and a request for more, leading to many stories for the paper and launching his writing career. Scott Terry was raised as a cowboy in a devout Jehovah's Witness family.  He spent his childhood praying for Armageddon to come, but by adulthood he was riding bulls in the rodeo and had abandoned all faith in religion.  In his book, Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth, Terry has produced a gritty and poignant autobiography and an illuminating glimpse into a child’s sequestered world of abuse, homophobia, and religious extremism.  It's a compelling and humorous look into the Jehovah’s Witness faith—a religion that refers to itself as The Truth—and a brave account of Terry's successful escape from a troubled past.   Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth was named one of the Top 20 Must Read Books of 2013 by Advocate Magazine. It was nominated for the Over The Rainbow List by the American Library Association and was named one of the best LGBT releases of 2012 by Out In Print and Band of Thebes. It was a finalist in the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Scott writes for the Huffington Post and other media outlets.  For more information on Scott Terry's work, visit his web page. For information on events or upcoming book signings, visit his Facebook. Cowboys, Armageddon, and the TruthCowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth: How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion offers an illuminating glimpse into a child's sequestered world of abuse, homophobia, and religious extremism. Scott Terry's memoir is a compelling, poignant and occasionally humorous look into the Jehovah's Witness faith -- a religion that refers to itself as The Truth -- and a brave account of Terry's successful escape from a troubled past.At the age of ten, Terry had embraced the Witnesses' prediction that the world would come to an end in 1975 and was preparing for Armageddon. As an adolescent, he prayed for God to strip away his growing attraction to other young men. But, by adulthood, Terry found himself no longer believing in the promised apocalypse. Through a series of adventures and misadventures, he left the Witness religion behind and became a cowboy, riding bulls in the rodeo. He overcame the hurdles of parental abuse, religious extremism, and homophobia, and learned that Truth is a concept of honesty rather than false righteousness, a means to live a life openly, for Terry as a gay man.

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Sunday, October 6
 

4:00pm PDT