A minister on why he takes his cues from the late Mississippi Rev. Will D. Campbell, who believed all of us were bastards, but that God loved us anyway.
What he learned as a child in Mississippi left him unable to come out to his family—or even to himself—until he was thirty-one years old.
By John W. Bateman /
Long ago, a pair of larger-than-life families—two couples with seven kids between them—rang in the new year together every year. Some bonds never break.