The Mormon Inquisition by Johnny TownsendThe Mormon Inquisition by Johnny Townsend

The Mormon Inquisition

byJohnny Townsend

Paperback | October 1, 2016

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Decades after the Fall, archeologists excavating ruins discover an abandoned vault deep in a mountainside. The vault has been seriously compromised, but a few documents have been found printed on actual paper, an astonishing recovery after worldwide climate disaster has all but wiped out forests. The researchers carefully peruse the documents, a series of stories about everyday Mormons, to learn about the glories of the past. But, the disturbing discoveries they make leave them on the verge of forbidding further exploration altogether...

Title:The Mormon InquisitionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.57 inPublished:October 1, IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1634917642

ISBN - 13:9781634917643

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Table of Contents

The Paper SheetsDeseret Finishing SchoolNext to MurderNon-Prophet OrganizationsCelestial Nudist ColoniesCounterfeit Wedding PhotosFaking ItNon Sequiturs in SequenceCoordinates to KolobStrength Is Not Your Forte The Day Jesus Came BackSex with BugsThe Hunger StrikeThe Unholy of HoliesDaring To Be MiserableMormonophobiaConclusionsAbout the AuthorBooks by Johnny Townsend

Editorial Reviews

"The struggles and solutions of the individuals [in Latter-Gay Saints] will resonate across faith traditions and help readers better understand the cost of excluding gay members from full religious participation."- Publishers WeeklyTownsend's stories are "a gay Portnoy's Complaint of Mormonism. Salacious, sweet, sad, insightful, insulting, religiously ethnic, quirky-faithful, and funny." - D. Michael Quinn, author of The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of PowerJohnny Townsend is "an important voice in the Mormon community." - Stephen Carter, editor of Sunstone magazine"Johnny Townsend's short stories cannot be pigeon-holed. His keen observations on the human condition come in many shapes and sizes...reflecting on both his Jewish and Mormon backgrounds as well as life in the vast and varied American gay community. He dares to think and write about people and incidents that frighten away more timid artists. His perspective is sometimes startling, sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant, but always compassionate."- Gerald S. Argetsinger, Artistic Director of the Hill Cumorah Pageant (1990-96)Johnny Townsend has written at least ten books of Mormon stories. So far, I've read only two (Mormon Fairy Tales and The Circumcision of God), but I'm planning to read the rest-and you should too, if you'd like a fun and interesting new perspective on Mormons in life and imagination!"- C. L. Hanson, Main Street Plaza