WELCOME BACK DR. JOE WENKE
DR. JOE WENKE
DR. JOE WENKE is an outspoken and articulate LGBTQ rights activist, social critic and observational satirist. He is the founder and publisher of Trans Über, a publishing company with a focus on promoting LGBTQ rights, free thought and equality for all people. In addition to PAPAL BULL: An Ex-Catholic Calls Out the Catholic Church, Wenke is the author of YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING! A Radical Satire of the Bible, THE TALK SHOW, a novel, and MAILER’S AMERICA. He also partners with Gisele Xtravaganza in Gisele New World, which produces events for the ballroom community. Wenke received a B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame, an M.A. in English from Penn State and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Connecticut. He is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Recovering Catholics, rejoice! Dr. Joe Wenke, who brought you the acerbically hilarious examination of the Bible, YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING! A Radical Satire of the Bible, draws upon his deep knowledge of the Catholic faith along with memories of his Catholic boyhood to produce PAPAL BULL: An Ex-Catholic Calls Out the Catholic Church (TransÜber; October 15, 2013; $9.99). The title, an unintentionally ironic term for a formal pronouncement by a pope, sets the tone for this scathing examination of the beliefs, practices and history of the
Catholic Church. Wenke leaves no holy Roman stone unturned in this satirical investigation of religious hypocrisy that manages to be simultaneously jaw dropping and hysterically funny.
“There are a whole lot of recovering Catholics walking around in a perpetual state of cosmic rehab. Those of us who are members of this club know that the Catholic Church can truly get to your brain, to the way you look at everything, the way you think and feel about yourself and the world,” says Wenke who shares his baby boomer journey from little angel ready for his first Holy Communion to critical thinker able to look at the church with an eye for the absurd.
In addition to the humor, Wenke, an expert on the use of language and an activist on issues of gender identity and sexual orientation, exposes how the Church has denigrated women and vilified members of the LGBTQ community. Finally he allows no absolution whatsoever for the Church’s most shameful sin—the sexual abuse of children and adolescents by Catholic priests, which for decades was systematically covered up and in essence condoned by the leadership of the Catholic Church.
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Trans Uber LLC
Publication Date: October 15, 2013
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