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Coming out… Again

July 30, 2011

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I guess every gay knows that coming out is a process, or an endlessly repeated event. For a former ex-gay, informing friends and family of the new development is like coming out again. I’ve only done this second coming out with a few friends so far. I spent most of this weekend with my closest […]

Withstanding the naysayers

July 27, 2011

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I’m reading an encouraging book on spiritual self-defense for GLBT Christians. I think it’s the type of philosophy that could probably apply in different religions as well, and to other minorities within the Christian faith. “Bulletproof Faith: a spiritual survival guide for gay and lesbian Christians,” encourages us to not return fire with fire, (substitute […]

Google +

July 18, 2011

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Off topic post…. I got Google Plus!! If you want an invitation, leave your gmail here for me, or send it anonymously (it that is possible?). Here’s my profile link:¬†https://plus.google.com/111579495305006343375 I’m not sure if it will work if you don’t have Google + Basically, Google Plus is like Skype, Facebook, messenger, and Flickr combined. Plus […]

Getting married soon? NO, dang it- you won’t let me!!

July 17, 2011

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So my little sister is getting married soon. I asked her if I got married if she’d come to my wedding and she said, “I don’t know.” One of my close friends said something similar and asked, “Does going to the wedding mean you support it?” Do people ask these questions before going to a […]

Prayers for Bobby

July 12, 2011

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I watched this movie for the first time a couple months ago, but I re-watched it tonight. It still brought tears to my eyes. It’s a beautiful biographies of two special people- Bobby, a young gay who wanted to be straight for his family, but eventually committed suicide. And Mary Griffith, his non-accepting, religious mother […]

Things that give me hope (and probably you too)

July 9, 2011

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This is in the style of my previous post, but positive. 1. Gay marriage is legal in New York!! Our most recent victory in equal rights for gays. I was raised believing that it was wrong, but a Christian friend of mine convinced me it was my Constitutional right. Ironic, no? A Christian convincing a […]

Things that really annoy me (and probably you too)

July 7, 2011

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1. When someone claims that their beliefs are “what the Bible says” as if they did no interpretation. To read is to interpret, and what is implied in the statement is that whoever doesn’t believe the same is simply twisting the meaning to suit them. The truth is that we all come to the Bible […]