Joe, I know. It’s too much. I have links to the story saved in a Medium draft. I can’t write about it yet. I’m too overwhelmed with anger and despair. I don’t know what to do to bust through all the horror. I post all my story announcements on Facebook, including to several closed groups with LGBTQ focuses.

My stories about the Church get serious negative pushback. People vigorously defend theologies that treat LGBTQ people as Other. Suicides and murders are the obvious outcomes. They have to happen when strong social institutions like major churches preach that we are not fully equal human beings.

And I have no idea how to get people to give two shits.

They wanna praise Pope Francis instead, because he acts like such a nice guy. But we don’t need nice. We need good.

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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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