I didn’t heap anything on you. I pointed out that people who support the Church are morally complicit in the Church’s evil.

That is true, whether you like it or not. You can’t change the truth; it is what it is.

Why don’t you demand change and then leave the Church? Why do you stay and support their evil?

I don’t know. Only you know why you continue to support the church instead of leaving it.

If you think I’m “yelling at you” and that this is personal, then you haven’t heard anything I’ve said.

I’m terribly sorry that you’re ill and even sorrier that you’re in a great deal of pain, and if I could do something about that, I would in a heartbeat, but I don’t see how your illness and your continued support for the Church are connected.

I don’t think you get how directly personal this is for LGBTQ people. The Church is viciously persecuting us. The Church is literally killing people in Africa by blocking condom distribution.

Claire, you belong to an organization that is doing great evil all over the world. And it’s simply true that you bear direct, personal responsibility for that. You are a free moral agent. If you belong to the Church, then the Church’s evil is your fault.

I’m sorry if that upsets you. I genuinely am.

But nevertheless, it’s true.

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

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