Posted by Britton Minor
Every time I hear or read of someone, anyone, who has taken their own life because of their homosexuality, I am devastated; sick to my stomach; incensed; moved to tears. I want to reach into the realm of beyond, gently pull each and every unjustly shamed child/person who felt that being a homosexual was so unacceptable that they had to die, and pull them close in a giant embrace, one that would not only have the power to give them their life back, but also would immediately and magically erase all the atrocious lies they were told about themselves and their sexual orientation. Furthermore, this "beautiful new life" hug would suddenly empower them to cut ties with anyone who could not accept them in their entirety, who would so cruelly judge them. This hug, with amazing positive energy pulsing through it would also provide them with a completely new life, one replete with acceptance, love, understanding and belonging. There would not be a trace of any religious dogma or talk of the "sinful nature" of their orientation or their unGodly "choice." Because of what they endured while living, and what they felt they had to do to escape the horrors of being on this earth, their beautiful new life would keep them safe forever, never to encounter the horrors of judgement from people who are flat out wrong to disparage their very being. Join me in envisioning the precious boy who jumped off a bridge recently (because of being exposed as gay) coming backwards out of the water, only to encounter love, acceptance, and a brand new life? My heart aches, and I offer a plea and humble prayer that we who are living will do everything in our power to educate our children differently than these poor children were...that we will be part of a revolution of love that eradicates the horrors of judgement towards the homosexual.