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What is morality without honesty?

January 14, 2013

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One step in my journey from conservative Republican Christian to an openly gay member of the Christian Left, was the disregard many of my former associates have for truth. It is apparent in the hatred of science and reason, which have been friends of the church -although the church has not always returned the friendship. […]

I don’t quite shun you…

August 24, 2012

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My cousins told me that because of my views on homosexuality and evolution, she has to break fellowship with me. “I’m not shunning you,” she said, “I will still say hi, we just can’t have that friendship and camaraderie that we had.” I went to Mennonite camp with my parents, siblings, their spouses, some of my mom’s […]

LGBTs and Christians: bridging the chasm

June 29, 2012

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A friend of mine posted a link to this blogpost by a straight Christian ally. He writes to affirming Christians, non-affirming Christians, and to us. To my LGBT friends: If you used to be a Christian and aren’t now because of the way you’ve been treated in the church or your Christian home, I understand […]

Sorry about your struggles with sodomy…

June 23, 2012

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I finally got a response to my coming out letter. My uncle wrote me: “I’m sorry to hear about your big struggle with sodomy.” He continued with some definitions of sodomy (including bestiality too) and a short history of sodomy laws (and was so woeful that these are no longer enforced). He was apalled that […]

2,000 views

May 14, 2012

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It may not seem like much to the real bloggers out there, but I’m excited to have reached 2,000 views to my anonymous little blog within a year of its creation on July 3, 2011. I’ve only published forty blogs and four pages in that time. I hope to do better this coming year, and […]

A letter from Focus on the Family

May 12, 2012

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I recently opened my email to find a surprising letter form Focus on the Family. I used to really appreciate their radio station when I wanted to be ex-gay, and I still love “Adventures in Odyssey,” their radio drama, but I have not emailed them, or signed up for anything recently so I was surprised […]

Coming out to Conservative Mennonite relatives

May 6, 2012

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The coming out journey continues… I can’t believe it’s been a whole month since my last post! Last time I was talking about how I came out to my dad’s family. I finally printed out a letter that I was going to send to my mom’s family, but realized it needed a few touch-ups. My […]