“Homosexuality is a sin in the eyes of the lord.”
Not only is that the slogan on one of our favorite Sunday Funday T-shirts, it’s also one of the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
And it’s the motivation for murder in The Blood Doctrine, a new courtroom thriller that explores many of the secret rituals and beliefs of the Mormon church. When a missionary murders a gay man in the name of faith, a detective sets out on a journey of discovery that leads him to many an unexpected place.
Suspenseful, informative and more relevant than ever in the era of Prop 8, it’s a unique novel that’s hard to put down. Written by the father and son team of Ryan and Ross Poore, Dad brings in his research experience to provide the facts and historical evidence to support the often nail-biting fiction created by his son.
What’s sad and shocking is that many of the rituals exposed within this fictional context actually still take place.
Talk about scary.