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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 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 […]

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 on Easter

April 9, 2012

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This post is primarily a story, but since it is Easter… This is kind of a new way to think of coming out. Not coming out of the closet, but hatching “out” of the egg. Since it is Easter, and the egg is a symbol for birth. As a gay Christian, Easter is a symbol […]

When did you decide to be a hetero?

March 14, 2012

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Well I’ve had a post-worthy week. My sister and brother-in-law dropped by for a few days of their spring break, en route to a wedding. My sister dropped a bombshell on me when she revealed that she is now affirming me. It has been really hard for me to contemplate the split that is coming […]

A break in the silence

February 6, 2012

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Hey blog buddies. I haven’t found the inspiration/desire/time to write for a while. I had actually written part of a post the day after Christmas, but I was having fun with my family and I forgot about it. My Christmas break was quite interesting. I picked up my sister at her college and we drove […]