I have written a 300-page book about black religious humor. I created two fictitious characters I called Reverend Cheese Head Brown and Deacon Jones. It’s a fictitious church in a make-believe Arkansas town named Turkey Scratch Arkansas. In the end, you will split your sides laughing, but to understand where I am coming from, you have to understand my background and the time and place that I was raised. I am going to help you, but first, I have to hurt you before I can heal you. Your first reaction will be to throw this book away and to curse me out, but that’s the pain we all must endure to pass the denial stage.