John R Selig

Writer. Photographer. Podcaster. Outspoken.

Episode 15 – Part 3 of 3 of Skip Allen Continues His Family’s Crisis as Covered by The New York Times, Dateline NBC & ABC’s 20/20; Skip, Who Is Gay, Is the Son of Former President of the Southern Baptist Convention.

John Selig Outspoken – Episode 15 (MP3, 68MB, 60min)
Skip Allen

Episode 15 – This is part 3 of 3 parts – Skip Allen continues his family’s harrowing story. Skip, who is the gay, is the son of the former President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Skip’s dad was the personal pastor to President Jimmy Carter, before, during and after President Carter was in the White House. This story was covered by the “New York Times,” “Dateline NBC” and ABC’s “20/20.” Our 3 hour interview is broken into 3 episodes. I first heard this story at a Dallas PFLAG meeting in 1997. There wasn’t a dry eye in the audience and the story has haunted me ever since. I am being somewhat vague in expressing details so as not to spoil the story. My commentary is called, “The AIDS Crisis Isn’t Over!”

Be Sure to listen to Part 1 (Episode 13) and Part 2 (Episode 14) before listening to this episode!