Don’t call me wrong. Don’t ever presume to deny me or my reality. That’s a show of tremendous disrespect on your part.

Don’t do it again.

The only Christ I know is the one revered by cruel, loathsome people like Pope Francis who call me depraved, disordered, and morally evil for no reason other than the accident of my biology.

The only Christ I know is a terrifying being raised up by believers who revere his bloody corpse while chasing me with torches and pitch forks.

Your Christ is a terrifying icon of torture and pain to me and people like me all over the world.

I’m not wrong about that.

I’m 100% right.

I know my life. You don’t.

You don’t have the right to deny my reality.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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