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Offline the_squid

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« Reply #120 on: May 07, 2021, 11:13:55 pm »
Does the Pride flag condone gay sex and gay marriage?  Maybe it does I dunno.

I think they’re intertwined.

But Christians claiming they only “hate the sin” is a convenient apologetic to be a bigot.

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« Reply #121 on: May 08, 2021, 04:36:35 am »
I think they’re intertwined.

But Christians claiming they only “hate the sin” is a convenient apologetic to be a bigot.

It feels like you want to dismiss an important milestone in tolerance and inclusion.

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« Reply #122 on: May 08, 2021, 10:49:01 am »
It feels like you want to dismiss an important milestone in tolerance and inclusion.

Applaud people for doing the right thing, but still be bigoted by saying gay folks will go to hell  if they express their love for each other in a physical way?   

Yes, marvellous.
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Offline Gorgeous Graham

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« Reply #123 on: May 08, 2021, 06:47:13 pm »
Applaud people for doing the right thing, but still be bigoted by saying gay folks will go to hell  if they express their love for each other in a physical way?   

Yes, marvellous.

If you believe in gay love, gay marriage and other gay rights I don't know how you could call yourself a Catholic, support the church, give them money etc.

The Catholic church is a crappy institution.  It's not all bad, but it's bad enough.
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« Reply #124 on: Today at 12:52:55 am »
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I think this is a very common experience for young people, growing up same sex attracted. Shame seeps into your pores and becomes part of you.

Pride says no to that. Pride says, I am who I am. Pride says, “get this shame off my skin, get it out of me, I love who I love..."

"I am not ashamed."

Pride is defiance, it is boundaried, it is the “**** you” to every homophobe who ever tried to bully and harass me

I nearly burst with pride, lying on the banks of the river with my friend in the sunshine of a late spring afternoon, with the blossom falling.

I turned my face to hers, in fear and trembling, to find she had already turned to me, and I kissed her, and it was as pure as the sound of the water and the blossom falling on our skin. Pride is my refusal to be ashamed for that. Pride is how I reclaim myself from shame.

I am proud too, to lie in the boundaried shelter of my wife’s arms. I am proud to go out in public with her, and feel those judgemental, shaming eyes on me. **** them. I am Teflon, it slides right off when I’m with her. It just makes me love her harder, shine more brightly.

There are people who say things like “it is ridiculous to be proud of your sexuality.” Generally, those people have not had to overcome the kind of shame I faced, many other gay people faced. Generally, those people are straight.

I need pride, I need to place it consciously in my mind, in my way of being in the world, as an antidote to the shame that got ingrained in me growing up about who I am and who I love. I need pride as a reminder that I am not broken, I am not wrong, I should not feel ashamed.

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