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I cried at church today
At church today we had a sermon I had been looking forward too about King David's love life. It was a great sermon centered on the scene in the Bible where Saul loses it with Jonathan over his covenant with David. After the sermon we have a prayer where people in the congregation state their concerns and blessings at a microphone. This older lesbian took the microphone and started telling the story of a 20 year old cousin. The cousin had reached out to her because she wanted advice on living her life openly. She then told her parents she was gay and was rejected, just as the older woman had decades ago, and took an overdose of pills and is now in a coma. The lady who told the story is banned from seeing the younger woman. What I had hoped would be a coming out story turned into a horribly sad story of attempted suicide brought on by religiously inspired hatred. So I cried at church today.
I also thought of this thread I posted last night.
In the thread I posit the notion that Ambassador Stevens might be gay and all hell broke loose. I was accused of defaming him with gayness compared to alcoholism and cheating on women. Now in the case Stevens we have an unmarried male who has not been associated with any woman romantically. If he were gay he would have not been harming any woman via lying or living a sham marriage. He wouldn't have been having affairs behind people's back. In short he would have been a pretty typical gay male living his life. Yet merely stating that this hero might be gay was considered defamation like calling him a two timer.
If a liberal website considers gayness akin to drunkeness or being a sleezy operator why wouldn't we expect conservative pentacostals to reject their children?
So yes I cried at church today.
Vinnie From Indy (8,225 posts)
2. What motivated you to offer that Stevens might be gay?
Do you run everyone through your gay/not gay matrix and offer your verdict to the public?