The Moat Around ZionThe Moat Around Zion
Johnny Townsend
A moat can work to keep bad guys out of one's sanctuary, but it can also act like a prison, trapping good people inside, and the stench from its fetid waters can often prove unbearable. In these tales of the trapped faithful, a woman is shunned when a hacker fakes her apostasy from the Mormon Church. A young missionary can't get permission to see a ...
Number of pages: 354 | Publication Date: 2018-06-05 | ISBN-13: 9781632638427

Who Invited You to the Orgy?Who Invited You to the Orgy?
Johnny Townsend
Johnny Townsend, author of award-winning literary fiction, whose op-eds have appeared in major newspapers across the country, gives us his most eclectic collection yet. Stories of trans and gay Mormons balancing their spiritual and temporal lives. Essays on gun reform, universal healthcare, climate change, and the separation of church and state. Co ...
Number of pages: 270 | Publication Date: 2019-06-05 | ISBN-13: 9781644388044

Let the Faggots BurnLet the Faggots Burn
Johnny Townsend
On Gay Pride Day in 1973, an arsonist set the entrance to a French Quarter gay bar on fire. In the terrible inferno that followed, 32 people lost their lives, including a third of the local congregation of the Metropolitan Community Church, their pastor burning to death halfway out a second-story window as he tried to claw his way to freedom. A mot ...
Number of pages: 342 | Publication Date: 2011-08-15 | ISBN-13: 9781614344537

Sex on the  SabbathSex on the Sabbath
Johnny Townsend
A missionary in Italy tries to rescue a woman enslaved in trafficking. A Salt Lake bishop is murdered in his office. A Mormon advice columnist gets into trouble with the Church. Parents arrange to kidnap their missionary son and force him into deprogramming. A disabled woman questions her Patriarchal Blessing's admonition to remain celibate her ent ...
Number of pages: 210 | Publication Date: 2016-04-01 | ISBN-13: 9781634913003

The Last Days LingerThe Last Days Linger
Johnny Townsend
The scriptures tell us that in the Last Days, wickedness will increase upon the Earth. When the Mormon Church sees a rise in the number of gay members, they believe the end is upon them. But while “wickedness never was happiness,” it begins to appear that wickedness can sometimes be divine. At least, the stories here suggest that religious pros ...
Number of pages: 242 | Publication Date: 2017-09-01 | ISBN-13: 9781634926300

Missionaries Make the Best CompanionsMissionaries Make the Best Companions
Johnny Townsend
In this collection of Mormon short stories, a sister missionary fulfills her community service requirement by babysitting for a prostitute. Two elders break their mission rules by venturing into the forbidden French Quarter. A schizophrenic woman tries to do her part spreading the gospel. Two bored missionaries decide to make a little extra money m ...
Number of pages: 220 | Publication Date: 2015-08-01 | ISBN-13: 9781634905923

The Abominable GaymanThe Abominable Gayman
Johnny Townsend
A gay Mormon missionary in Italy struggles to become straight as he faces an earthquake, organized crime, a serious bus accident, and horrendous mission leaders. Then one day, he meets another missionary who loves him, and his world changes forever. ...
Number of pages: 420 | Publication Date: 2010-02-08 | ISBN-13: 9781609101183

Dragons of the Book of MormonDragons of the Book of Mormon
Johnny Townsend
In this collection of Mormon short stories, we see a supporter of Prop 8 forced to attend his boss's gay wedding. A devout Latter-day Saint struggling to pay his bills wonders if he should keep paying tithing, even after being excommunicated. A reporter seeks the identity of Salt Lake's new superhero--a masked man wearing temple clothes who mysteri ...
Number of pages: 246 | Publication Date: 2013-10-15 | ISBN-13: 9781626466784

Mormon MadnessMormon Madness
Johnny Townsend
Mental illness can strike the faithful as easily as anyone else. But often religious doctrine and practice exacerbate rather than alleviate these problems. From schizophrenia to obsessive-compulsive disorder, from persecution complex to sexual dysfunction, autism to dissociative identity disorder, Mormons must cope with their mental as well as thei ...
Number of pages: 284 | Publication Date: 2018-06-25 | ISBN-13: 9781632638892

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