Thursday, November 18, 2010

This is how our churches, our schools, and our politicians push our gay children to suicide

From Andrew Sullivan: a post about a Gay Catholic Teen's explanation on why suicide seems perfectly rational from his perspective:

Try going through a day in the life of a gay teen. Every day you hear someone use your sexuality -- a part of you that, no matter how desperately you try, you cannot change -- as a negative adjective. That hurts.

You fear looking the wrong way in the locker room and offending someone. Politicians are allowed to debate your right to marry the person you love or your right to be protected from hate crimes under the law. Your faith preaches your exclusion -- or damnation. And no one does anything to stop it. Recently, the Archbishop used money donated by an anonymous source to denounce same-sex marriage.

That's right: a major religious leader used non-Church money from a questionable source to publicly condemn your right to express your love in a public and binding manner. A public school district nearby -- after a wake of suicides by kids much like yourself -- cannot bring itself to put your protection from bullying into its policies. Members of the district fear your kind and how you might brainwash their children into thinking that your behavior is appropriate or to join your kind.

A political party makes its position denying your right to marry one of its main voting points. And your nation voted this party in office.

What we are doing to our glbt children in the name of God, political party politics, and the ever-popular defense of marriage and family is so cruel, so hateful, and so despicable that if there really is a God, and he condones this sh*t, I'll take hell instead.


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