After coming out in 1997, Mr. Parelli switched career paths, going from a minister at Hickory Street Baptist Church in Scranton to a student at Queens College in New York. He also found the man he would eventually marry, Jose.
But he never put down the Bible.
Instead, he bought dozens of books that offer insight on how the Bible portrays homosexuality. He studied the material and presented the alternate interpretation/belief to anyone who would listen.