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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 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 […]

Being proud at Columbus Pride

June 17, 2012

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I had the privilege of attending Columbus Pride Festival this year (my second PrideFest). I even had a friend go with me this time, which makes it a hundred times more fun. Just as we found each other on High Street, one of his friends from school spotted him. We stood with her for most of the […]

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 […]