Browsing All posts tagged under »Gay Mennonite«

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 vote cast in vain

February 20, 2012

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I cast my absentee ballot for the primaries today. Well technically I filled in the blank and put it in the envelope, I’m not sure it counts as “cast” til it makes it back to Michigan. And I voted for… Ron Paul. Anyone not familiar with my particular brand of Christianity should know that Mennonites […]