Gay Panic in the Ozarks

Gay Panic in the Ozarks

Ed Bethune

10.13.2014

Ed Bethune

Edwin Ruthvin "Ed" Bethune, Jr. is a lawyer and lobbyist in Washington, D.C., who was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Arkansas from 1979-1985. His last campaign was an unsuccessful challenge in 1984 to the second-term reelection of Democratic U.S. Senator David Pryor.

Ed Bethune is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Arkansas. In his new novel, “Gay Panic in the Ozarks,” the story follows the character of Aubrey Hatfield and the citizens of Campbell County as they get a second chance to grapple with man’s greatest vice - the refusal to see wrong happening and not do something about it. The life journey of protagonist Aubrey Hatfield contrasts the culture of the turbulent sixties with today’s culture, and ponders how we should adapt to or resist the ever-changing notions of right and wrong. “Gay Panic in the Ozarks” is a novel that examines love, hate, morality, honor, and duty.