Alright so this is a story about a boy in a who grew up in a place that invest all of their time in religion and etc. Another boy comes that makes him question everything he's ever believed in. He helps him figure a lot of things about himself-even if it gets them hurt in process.
The way it works in this neighborhood is to follow the bible otherwise you're not going to be very safe there. There will be people there willing to run you out of town, hurt you, and maybe even kill you if it gets that "out of hand". There's no such thing as acceptance in this town, there's no 'other' ways, all there is to believe or leave.