I left the evangelical church when I came out as a lesbian. Then I found faith again in the place I least expected.
She was a rising star of the religious right, with fervent followers across the nation. When she filed for divorce, it all came crashing down.
Once a year, residents of this mountainous island gather at two churches on opposite ends of town and launch 100,000 handmade rockets — directly at each other.
Ralphael Plescia turned an unused building into a quirky, cultural goldmine. But what will become of it all when he’s gone?
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