As a rule, I don’t generally talk too much about my personal life on this board, but I’m making an exception today.
I’ve been dating a guy for about two months now. He and I were getting more intimate each day, talking about our pasts, our feelings, what we wanted out of life. Early on, I knew that Bill (not his real name) had issues about being gay. He has a fundamentalist Christian family that would wig if they ever found out, and he was terrified of coming out to them, at his job, and to his friends. Bit by bit, as we spent more time together, he saw how I lived completely out to everyone who knows me. He got the courage to come out to his friends, and to feel better about himself.
Then he told his brother. His family unleashed horrendous pressure on him to get Jesus and go straight.
This morning, I got an e-mail from him, telling me he wanted to cut off all contact with me because the pressure on him was too great. I e-mailed him and called, but all I got was one final e-mail telling me he couldn’t have anything to do with me because he wanted his family to take him back. I’m really worried about him because he has tried to harm himself before and I’m afraid of what he might do. We have no mutual friends, so I have no way of checking on him.
So I would like to ask the Christians on this board why they seem to enjoy causing people pain. Is God really pleased by gay people pretending to be something they are not, lying to themselves and to those around them? Is it really your holy duty to Jesus to make gay people feel like pariahs to the very people who are supposed to love them, their families?
Why are you people so hateful? Whatever happened to charity, compassion, and sympathy? If I weren’t an atheist, I would pray that you would repent and apologize to God for the misery you inflict in His name.