Another LGBT teen suicide.

Posted: January 16, 2012 in Uncategorized
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I seem to be writing a lot of complainy kind of activist blog entries at the moment. Sorry about that but I just hate this. I hate this with a vengeance. Young people with their whole lives ahead of them pushed into a corner by the bigoted attitudes of cowards.

Gay rights are important because, in fact, they are human rights, the right to live your life as the person you are. Gay pride is not really about prancing around in leather under ware, but continuing the memory of the stonewall riots. If you know someone who is LGBT and you see them being bullied please do something about it, please don’t leave them standing alone.

I wish when I was young, I had someone to talk to, someone who understood, when I became a Christian, I wish I could have found someone who would have told me the truth, that I could not change what I am and I should not try and be straight. I attempted suicide 7 times, I so desperately wanted to be straight, I got married to try and change, to rid myself of these “sinful feelings”. But the magic formulas of evangelicalism did not work for me. I was not “healed”, instead I found that I had to start from the place of being honest with God about who I am.

Now, I’m in a good place and I want to share that. My ex-wife and children leave this week, they are moving into a new house locally, I’ll see the kids a lot. We have been waiting for this to happen for a long time, all of us are well prepared.

I will be alone, well, apart from the cat. But there is a bunch of people that not only are real friends, but have shown what true Christianity is about. St John’s church. I found a place where I could know Christ and where, although they know I’m gay, they still accept me, even this week I’ve been invited for a meal with a wonderful couple in the church. The vicar and his wife have no idea how much their kindness means to me after some pretty terrible things from other people who called themselves Christians. I actually feel like, for the first time, I am becoming a whole person. Before God. I’m actually able to live my life as myself.

If you are an LGBT person and you need to talk, you need a hug, even if it’s virtual, please get in touch. If you know someone LGBT who is living a difficult life, maybe at your school they are bullied, watch over them, just as Jesus watches over you. I long for the day, when an LGBT person will naturally turn to the church for help, instead of automatically rejecting Christ. I’m sure a lot of LGBT people would not be atheists if they knew how much Jesus actually loves rejected people, after all, he was the chief of the rejected.





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