This is where I stop reading. That is unacceptable. Don’t preach homophobic hate speech at me. Stop it and stop it this instant.

I will tolerate no talk of us queer people being immoral when we have sex.

We are equal to you!

Period!

That’s where the conversation starts.

If you believe we are wrong to have sex, then you are a homophobic bigot.

Don’t speak to me of beliefs that have been used for centuries to oppress us and persecute us.

Don’t you dare.

Religion is no excuse for homophobia. People who label us sinners for having sex are evil homophobic bigots.

I know it’s possible to be a good Christian and not condemn queer people. Major Christian churches all over the world are fully accepting and affirming.

The Mormons must drop their evil beliefs. Homophobia is evil.

Don’t you dare speak to me of beliefs that make me second class.

Those beliefs are as disgusting as the formerly racist beliefs that used to be so common among Christians, evangelicals and Mormons alike.

Talk to me when you’re willing to call the Mormon Church wrong in its condemnation of us.

Until such time, you are one of our oppressors. I will not stand for attempts to normalize or justify our persecution.

Not for one second.

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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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