That’s also when he decided to start the coming out process by telling his family. “I thought the whole world was going to be against me.
I couldn’t live with the lie anymore so I decided to tell my family and that was it.” His family, which includes his mother of Lewes, Del., father of Georgetown, Del., a sister, half brother and half sister, proved supportive and accepting.
An all-star first baseman, he quickly progressed through the system, playing stints in Aberdeen, Frederick and Salisbury, all within the Orioles operation.
And through three years of minor league ball, Townsend played from the closet, keeping his sexual orientation a secret from teammates, coaches — and the female fans who followed the team and offered phone numbers to players.
The total cost of the program, including the questionnaire (which can be completed online by those with computer access), is $245. Daybreak offers a one-day marriage enrichment workshop for individual churches.
The interactive workshop highlights couples' relationship strengths and areas of growth.
Participating couples then attend a group couples seminar, typically held over two sessions, one week night and one weekend half-day.