Cowboys, Armageddon, and the Truth: How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion
by Scott Terry
Lethe Press. 289 pages, $18.
SCOTT TERRY’S Cowboys, Armageddon, and the Truth provides ample testimony to the resiliency of the human spirit. Terry’s prose is eloquently direct, and he’s balanced even when describing the appalling abuse that he endured growing up. Terry offers vivid descriptions of his impoverished life in Oklahoma, California, Wyoming, and Utah; his love-hate relationship with the Jehovah’s Witnesses; his coming out as gay; and his experiences as a rodeo cowboy. Psychologists will be fascinated by Terry’s portrait of a seldom discussed human specimen: the sadistic female child abuser.