Jeff Chu: "Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America"

Westboro Baptist Church member Rachel Phelps pickets in the Bronx, protesting the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York.  - (Photo by Dana Halferty)

Westboro Baptist Church member Rachel Phelps pickets in the Bronx, protesting the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York.

(Photo by Dana Halferty)

Jeff Chu: "Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America"

A journalist’s yearlong pilgrimage across the country to explore what it means to be gay and Christian in America.

As the push for marriage equality makes strides across the U.S., Christian congregations reacted in different ways. In a new book, a gay Christian journalist tells of his yearlong pilgrimage exploring the intersection of faith and homosexuality. Traveling to 28 states, journalist Jeff Chu tries to understand a religion that preaches love for all but in his view sometimes practices intolerance. And he reveals his own personal journey to find community and acceptance.

Guests

Jeff Chu

journalist and editor at Fast Company magazine.

Slideshow: Westboro Baptist Church

Photos of Westboro Baptist Church members in Topeka, Kansas, and New York City taken during author Jeff Chu's visit in summer 2011. All photos credit Dana Halferty.

Read An Excerpt

From the book "Does Jesus Really Love Me?" by Jeff Chu. Copyright © 2013 by Jeff Chu. Reprinted courtesy of Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

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