Browsing All posts tagged under »Coming Out«

Aftermath of Coming Out in a Mennonite world

November 27, 2012

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Most people ignored the bright rainbow banner and the note. Of my old church, only the pastor said anything, adn he just said that he’d like to hear my story. My parents are pretending they haven’t seen or something- I haven’t broached the topic with them, although my sister did. My relatives back home haven’t […]

I made a coming out cake.

September 30, 2012

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Is that too tacky? Even if you think it is, it’s still delicious. My housemate and I had a lot of fun mixing the food coloring into the cake mix, and trying to figure out how to get it into jars. I decided to change my Facebook “interested in” on October 11, on National Coming […]

Quick Update

September 23, 2012

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You know those posts where people apologize for not posting. My sister will be rolling her eyes right about now. I haven’t had the energy, the story, and the internet all at the same time for quite a while. I’ve been working nearly every day, and trying to get to bed earlier, despite my night […]

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┬ácamaraderie┬áthat we had.” I went to Mennonite camp with my parents, siblings, their spouses, some of my mom’s […]

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 […]

Beliefs that conspire against relationship

May 31, 2012

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This week I was informed that my commune was going to be discussing homosexuality at our weekly meeting. My dear friend and housemate, who is a gay Christian also, had recently written a coming out letter which he emailed to me, our house leader, as well as a lot of his spiritual community. The house […]

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 […]