Gay Christian Teen Takes Her Own Life, Fearing Her Parents Wouldn’t Accept Her If She Came Out

A 14-year-old girl in Manchester, England has taken her own life because she couldn’t bear to come out to her devout Christian parents as gay — though they say they would have welcomed her with open arms.

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Lowe (below) was recently found hanged at a local park, according to the U.K. news site The Telegraph. Her friends say that she was questioning whether she might be a lesbian and was having trouble reconciling her sexuality with her strong Christian upbringing and her own faith.

Her parents, however, have said that her coming out would not have been a surprise, and that she would have been met with “a wealth of love and acceptance.”

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A&E Orders Reality Show Where Pastor Surprises Sex Workers By Trying To “Save” Them

The television network A&E has ordered eight episodes of a new reality show in which a cop-turned-pastor hires sex workers, then “surprises” them by trying to convince them to quit and start their lives over.

8 Minutes, the show’s working title, is about Pastor Kevin Brown and his church’s “undercover prostitute intervention operation,” a venture first covered in the Los Angeles Times in 2013. Its executive producer is Tom Forman, of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and The Great Food Truck Race. He gave an interview with Entertainment Weekly where he discussed the premise of the show, which is still in production:

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Christian Pastor: “I’m Not Gonna Let Any of These Dirty Faggots Inside My Church”

Another child of God has called for gay people to be put to death.

Right Wing Watch graciously grabbed this video of Pastor Donnie Romero, the leader of Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, preaching that all “dirty faggots” want to “snatch your children” to “hurt and rape them.” He also cites numerous Bible passages claiming that his god advocates for gays to be destroyed.



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Brian Brown Says Marriage Equality Will Result in Mass Poverty, Drug Use, End of the World As We Know It

Ten years from now, Brian Brown says, the world will be a terrifying bastion of sexual perversion, a hotbed for mass marriages, a poverty-stricken, post-apocalyptic shell of what it once was — and all because we didn’t stop marriage equality when we had the chance.

That’s the gist, at least, of a letter the National Organization for Marriage’s president wrote to the group’s supporters. Like many conservative Christian leaders of our time, Brown is terrified that marriage equality, equal rights for transgender people, and other steps toward a more civil and just society will destroy his comfortably bigoted way of living.

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Arkansas Homophobes Paint Slurs On Signs Promoting Tolerance

In Fayetteville, Arkansas, a civil rights ordinance has brought out some people’s least civil sides.

Chapter 119 of the city code is a measure that protects people from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender identity and sexual orientation. In Fayetteville’s upcoming special election, voters will have a chance to repeal the ordinance (because why wouldn’t they hold an election just to strike down a pro-equality law?), and a few brave Arkansans are stepping forward to support the law staying put. Early voting on the measure began Tuesday.

In a true example of how classy the anti-gay activists are, a Fayetteville man found the word “FAG” spray-painted over the sign in his yard promoting the anti-discrimination bill. Other signs have reportedly been stolen and otherwise destroyed.



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