"The beauty of this book is that Lee wants to challenge all kinds of Christians on the ways we don’t get it. It’s not enough for liberals to sit comfortably in their own little swimming pools and say, “Come on over, jump in! The water’s fine.”
And it’s not enough for the evangelicals to throw up their hands and say to their gay members, “Love the sinner, hate the sin. And if you don’t like it, go somewhere else.”
It’s not enough for openly gay Christians to rejoice in their relationships and see everyone else as repressed. And it’s not enough for celibate gay Christians to see themselves as more pure.
These self-righteous polarities are not working for us, in the church or outside it. Hence, Lee’s conciliatory and generous tone."
Lillian Daniels reviewing Torn by Justin Lee