Religious Liberty - On Trial

 

This book challenges the notion of Religious Liberty, on both a legal and theological basis.

After hiding for years, Ted is encouraged by a new girlfriend to come years of fear and PTSD and come out of the closet (drawer?)  as a transgender woman.  She is quickly accepted by her friends and is enjoying her newfound freedom.

A young Air Force cadet named Tom finds out that Tina is not the beautiful girl she seems to be, and attempts to make a sucker bet.  Later, as he shares the story with his friends, it is discovered that Tom has made "Skirt Bets" with a cadets that have resulted in date-rapes.  When the girls try to teach him a lesson, Tom decides to have his revenge on Tina.

When Tom is confronted with criminal assault charges and irrefutable evidence and testimony of accomplaces, Tom's lawyer decides to defend Tom's actions on the basis of "Religious Liberty".  The defense calls several notable ministers as witnesses, but Tina and the Prosecutor have a number of interesting surprises.

Most of the witness testimony comes from actual preaching of real ministers, including the famous ones named as witnesses.