Wednesday, June 8, 2011


What the mormon church does to GLBT people is appalling.  For those who are able to get out and finally live their lives the way they want to, there are others who still believe the bullshit.

You are not intrinsically bad.

You have the right to be happy, and to live the way you want to.

God doesn't hate you.

If you believe in God, then believe that you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

If you don't believe in God, believe that you are neither good nor bad solely on the basis of your sexual orientation or gender identity.

There are always people who will persecute people who are different just because they can.  Don't believe that everyone is like that.

Talk to your friends and family, using your discretion, of course. But if they're any sort of friends and family, they will tell you and will show you that they love you. And if they're not, find more friends. Make your own family any way you want to.

I used to think that the reason God didn't give me children was because I couldn't go a month without masturbating. True story. I laugh and cry at the same time to think that I actually bought into that bullshit.  The fact is, I didn't have children because I had endometriosis so bad that it was impossible for things to function properly.

I apologize for ever even trying to make myself believe that the mormon church's attitudes towards GLBT people were somehow justified, right in God's eyes.

All I can say to all of my friends, gay, transgendered, straight, is that I stand with you.


  1. Here is a direct quote from a recent email from my mother: "Well speaking from a legal standpoint, your gay and lesbian friends can get married; they'd just have to move to one of the states that allow it. But speaking from an eternal viewpoint, they can never get married, because marriage is ordained of God between a MAN and a WOMAN. This is an eternal law, it will never change." (caps in original)

    I felt ill reading it. That is not my mom; that's a veneer of bigotry painted over the person she truly is. I can no longer really comprehend the hold the church has on her, but it makes me so sad.