Spare me. I have inboxes full of despairing emails and texts from LGBTQ teens and young adults who have been devastated by anti-LGBTQ LDS policies.

Please don’t ever respond to me with your propaganda again. The only thing the LDS Church is in the forefront on with respect to LGBTQ people is discriminating against us, excluding us, and driving up our our youth suicide rate.

Don’t ever, ever try to justify that to me again. And don’t EVER call who we are a “life style.” That’s obnoxious. We LGBTQ people DO NOT and WILL NOT put up with that kind of labeling. We are NOT lifestyles. We are fully moral, fully perfect human beings.

Any Church, like your Church, that teaches otherwise is foul and evil. The LDS Church is foul and evil.

End of story. If you attempt to use my writing again to spread your propaganda, I will block you. Do not reply to this message. I care deeply what LGBTQ youth raised in the LDS Church have to say about the LDS Church. I listen to them with deep and abiding attention.

I do not care what defenders of their persecution have to say. At all. Ever.

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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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