The Abominable Gayman What is a gay Mormon missionary doing in Italy? He is trying to save his soul as well as the souls of others. In these tales chronicling the two-year mission of Robert Anderson, we see a young man tormented by his inability to be the man the Church says he should be. In addition to his personal hell, Anderson faces a major earthquake, organized crime, a serious bus accident, and much more. He copes with horrendous leaders and his own suicidal tendencies. But one day, he meets another missionary who loves him, and his world changes forever.