A Bisexual Atheist’s Poem to Her Religious Mother

The rhymes may sound forced, but the sentiment is powerful. Shannon wrote it for her mother after coming out to her as a bisexual… and then having to deal with her mom’s “bigoted view on the subject.”

When it comes to sexuality
You are as biased as you are pious
I try to understand your mentality
Why the Bible is supposedly good morality
When it is mostly agony there, tragedy
Why the only unforgivable sin is blasphemy
While a dead gay kid is only a casualty
When will you see it is insanity

You should stop kneeling
Stop praying for healing
Start showing true feeling
It’s quite appealing

(Thanks to Matt for the link)

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • Andrew Pfaff

    Skills. She’s pretty good with words.

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  • Ndonnan

    A lot of pain and anger here.I would love to hear a reply from her mother,in poetry of course

  • http://squeakysoapbox.com/ Rich Wilson

    I have to admit, that wasn’t the response I expected from you.  Thanks.

  • Ndonnan

    Belive me it would have been different if she wasnt a young girl