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Does Jesus Really Love Me?

Friday, Doug’s guest is journalist Jeff Chu, author of the book “Does Jesus Really Love Me?” Chu calls himself a gay Christian. He was raised deeply Baptist and it was the commandment, “Thou shalt not lie,” that encouraged him to come out of the closet. Chu wanted to understand the complicated relationship between faith and sexuality, so he spent a year interviewing more than 300 people around the US – straight, gay and in-between. He joins us to explain why he says we’re a country that wants to love, but is conflicted about how to do so. (Rebroadcast)

Jeff Chu has written and edited for Time, Conde Nast Portfolio and Fast CompanyDoes Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America is his first book.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.