After surviving a childhood of secrets, shame, and lies, truth is very important to Micah Meredith. “Be truthful and honest, for the truth will indeed set you free,” says the easy-going, confident young man with a warm smile. He speaks from experience. Meredith’s father, a charismatic pastor, hid his homosexuality from his son and congregation but later came out and left Meredith’s mother for another man. Lydia Meredith chronicled that experience in her book, The Gay Preacher’s Wife.