Browsing All posts tagged under »Gay Christian«

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dead silence

May 24, 2012

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No one has bothered to write or call me about the letters I sent out. I suppose I should be thankful, but as a person who wants to change how the Church communicates to the LGBT community, I need to have some sort of dialog with the church members. I think I mentioned that my […]

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 […]