This week marks the one-year anniversary of the release of God Hates: Westboro Baptist Church, American Nationalism, and the Religious Right--a good reminder of the many people who have supported my work for many, many years.
If you haven’t read God Hates, Amazon is selling the hardcover for just $18.15 right now. (Thank you, KU Press, for keeping this book affordable!) If you’ve read it and want to share your thoughts, please consider writing a review at GoodReads, Amazon, or elsewhere to help other folks decide if it’s a good fit for them. These public shows of support for the project are especially important to me because (it might not surprise some of you), some responses to the book have come from people who haven’t read it and assume that the book is written in support of the message of Westboro; these non-readers often praise the book (because they share WBC’s thinking about sexuality) or attack it (and me) because they oppose the anti-LGBT message they assume it preaches. Higher-quality reviews from real readers are a good way to combat those kinds of uninformed responses.
And if you are reading God Hates in a small group or classroom and like to visit about the book, please let me know. I’m happy to help develop reading guides and assignments or to visit with classes or reading clubs about it.
Above, the cover of God Hates.