has a dream—to follow in the footsteps of his brothers and make the
VHS football team. But, for Elijah it’s an uphill battle. Unlike his
tall, muscular brothers, Elijah is small and weak, but he pushes on,
determined to realize his dream.
Elijah’s faith is a source of comfort and strength, but when his new
pastor begins to preach out against gays, Elijah feels increasingly
unwelcome. While his church seems increasingly un-Christian, Elijah
is exposed to the gay boys of Verona—boys who care about each other
and reach out to those in need. Why are those who are called
abominations acting more Christian than the Christians? When Elijah
admits to himself that he is gay his faith is weakened. His belief
is further shaken when he becomes sick. Is it a punishment from God?
How could God create him gay and then punish him for it?
As Elijah’s troubles and doubts increase, a very special boy comes
into his life and helps him find his way. Elijah learns that much of
what he has been taught in church is wrong, but that he shouldn’t
turn his back on his beliefs. He learns that sometimes, those who
present themselves as moral leaders are anything but. They are the
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