Saturday, October 19, 2019

'Cotto/Gottfried': From Pentecostal pastor to LGBT activist: Anthony Venn-Brown on 'A Life of Unlearning'

What it is like to set out on a certain -- very certain -- path, just to find that it not only leads in the wrong direction in terms of what you believe, but who you are? This was the quagmire facing Anthony Venn-Brown, a former Pentecostal minister whose homosexuality forced him to live a lie; a situation rectified by years of later finding his own truth and helping others do the same. Venn-Brown's memoir, 'A Life of Unlearning,' relates his story in a way that speaks not only to his past, but our world's present and future. Venn-Brown joins us on this episode of 'Cotto/Gottfried' to discuss his writings, work, philosophy, and much more.

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