I love that you were able to experience that, Tessalated!

I’ve also had very positive experiences with Christianity. It’s wonderful when it happens.

While most of my experiences with Christianity have been profoundly negative, mostly featuring LGBTQ people in the crosshairs of persecution, I have also encountered accepting, affirming congregations, like the one I describe in the story below.

I know lots of other queer folk who have very positive interactions with religious faith.

I don’t know that religion will ever be the path for me, but I yearn for the day when it’s a real possibility for whoever among us want it or need it. So many Christians are wonderful people.

Even many evangelical Christians are kind and loving a good deal of the time! I just wish they’d drop their pitchforks when it comes to people like you and me.


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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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