Extract from “The Promise Of Silence”... I was catholic, Irish and homosexual. I learnt about the compassion and forgiveness of god, but nourished to believe in the sin of homosexuality. Certain values in the sermons undoubtedly made me into a compassionate man, but it was the catholic brutality against homosexuals that made me become a strong man. Religion was a prevailing part of my youth. I had an ornate shrine of holy relics in my bedroom containing two prayer books, a rosary bead from Lourdes, hundreds of miraculous medals and a million statues of the saints. I feared the wrath of god against me and prayed with despair in my eyes not to be homosexual. I kissed those inanimate holy objects with reverence and my tears implored the almighty god to purify me. I did not want to be a homosexual sinner, but my prayers were silenced by god. It was certain that my pious mother had eternal salvation in the kingdom of heaven, but it seemed that god had always wanted to condemn me to suffer in the burning fires of hell... “The Promise Of Silence” is an emotional voyage into the battle for my homosexual freedom. I resurrect my sufferance in the belief that flowers can now blossom from my tears and that strength and hope for others can rise from the ashes of brutality that destroyed me. Believe in “The Promise of Silence and wave your rainbow coloured flags with me. The “Promise Of Silence” is out of the dark dusty closet, read other extracts on my Instagram and buy it on amazon.co.uk or amazon.com today.