Talk about “tension of opposites“…
This lady is quite churchy:
… I grew up in the Southern Baptist Church. I became a Christian when I was seven. I was at the church just about every time the doors were open. I was in children’s choir and GA’s (girls in action), later youth choir, which enabled me to go on several mission trips. I went to a small Baptist college, and am still an active member at a Baptist church (although not a Southern Baptist one). My faith is very important to me, and so is my church. It would break my heart to leave my church…
So what’s the problem?
I’ve come to the conclusion in the past year that not only am I not that attracted to men, but I am very attracted to women. I am not straight. I am a lesbian… and only four people in this world know, and they are all either gay, lesbian, or bi.
Our narrator is, not surprisingly, anonymous for the time being.
She writes about several of her more difficult moments:
My mother and I have actually talked about the whole GLBT thing, because a friend of mine came out to her family a couple of years ago. Her parents basically flipped out, joined a fundamentalist church, and tried to sign her up for deprogramming counseling. They have told her that she is not welcome to visit them as long as she is still a lesbian. My mother and I both agreed that this was an absurd and painful reaction. She said she couldn’t think of anything that me or my sister could do that would make her not want to see us any more, and basically thought that my friend’s parents’ reaction was cruel and extreme. I had just finished thinking that my mom was the coolest ever when she said “But regardless, I’m so glad that you and your sister are straight, and I don’t have to worry about that.”
Can’t wait to see if she comes out to her family.
And if she decides to leave her anti-gay church.
(via The Dallas Morning News)
[tags]atheist, atheism, GLBT, gay, homosexual[/tags]