Thanks Sam,

I was a little nervous about publishing this, honestly. It’s one of the pieces that got me banned from Quora.

Moderation classified it as “hate speech.”

I have a complicated relationship with Christianity, having grown up as a true-believing evangelical Christian in an an intensely homophobic tradition.

I don’t think I’ve crossed the line to anti-Christian or anti-Catholic in this piece, though.

I think I told the truth and explained my position pretty clearly.

I think that religion should never be an excuse for homophobia or for hurting people.

I think the official Catholic Church is homophobic and that it actively works to hurt people.

I think I ought to be able to make that observation through personal memoir without being branded as a hater.

Anyhoo, off of rant mode.

Sorry for venting.

Thanks so much for your feedback!

Jim

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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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