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prairierainbow:

THE STONES WILL CRY OUT is a biblical reference to the principle that the truth will always come out — you can try to silence us, you can harass us, you can deny us the chance to advocate for our humanity, but you cannot kill the truth of Christ in us.

prairierainbow:

THE STONES WILL CRY OUT is a biblical reference to the principle that the truth will always come out — you can try to silence us, you can harass us, you can deny us the chance to advocate for our humanity, but you cannot kill the truth of Christ in us.

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One of the things that I want to start working on is healing the child within. Yet, I’m scared because of what all of this might bring up. 

A couple nights ago I had a dream where I was beating up the brother who abused me. My dreams are very vivid. While I know I won’t actually harm my brother…the dream shows how much pain and hurt I still have from what was done to me. 

When I worship I often see a little girl wearing a dress that is in an open field or in a field of flowers. The girl is around the age of five, which is the age of when I was first abused. 

I feel like this image has a lot to do with my inner child and it wanting to be healed, yet i am terrified of what might come up and what I might have to face. 

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Anonymous asked: Could you look up the "Hear Me" Documentary by Colby Adams on YouTube and share your thoughts please. I "struggle" with same-sex attraction as well and just want to know what others think...

Hey Anon,

I really liked a lot of what Colby and those around him had to say. The thing is, it seems they are all coming at the topic of homosexuality as if it is sinful. 

Colby even says, “main manifestation of my sinful nature happens to be same sex attraction.” 

He also says that he was explorative, I’m assuming when he was younger. Which, if this is the case, it is totally normal for young boys and girls to be interested in other kids bodies and to compare. 

At one point Colby shares that he had sexual encounters and he felt broken and empty. I think that no matter ones sexuality, if they are seeking fulfillment in and through sexual relationships they will feel broken and empty.

No matter our orientation our source of life is to come from Jesus. 

Colby then goes on to say that same sex attraction is not a sexual issue it is an emotional or relational issue. I think a lot of people in the church have made homosexuality a sexual issue. I feel like Colby saying same sex attraction is an emotional and relational issue goes back to the previous point he made, that he felt broken and empty. When one is seeking sexual fulfillment they are not going to know how to bond emotionally and relationally. 

Sex is a beautiful thing and it was created by God to be shared by two people in a committed relationship. 

I really liked that those Colby got in contact with pointed him towards and continued to remind him to focus on Jesus. I think this is essential. I also think when we focus on God and what God has to think about us and allow that to wash over us it will bring us healing. It is vital that we focus on God and not what the world is saying about us. We cannot change who we are. I also liked that they told Colby that his identity was Jesus. 

What I didn’t like about the religious leader and the counselor, was how they worded things - “that specific struggle” or even how Colby himself talked about same sex attraction - it’s “complications and complexities”. 

Basically this group would be accepting but not affirming of homosexuality. 

I also really liked how much the film talks about love, the love of Jesus and God. The love of God is so great our mind cannot even begin to comprehend it. 

I think what all of this comes down to is whether you believe same sex attraction is a sin or not. 

I also think it is a very personal journey when one is trying to figure out if ones sexuality is a sin or not.

I know for me I got down on my knees during worship a lot and would tell God I didn’t want this. There was already so much that I had on my plate, the last thing I wanted was to be gay. I kept laying this down, I kept telling God. It was like God already knew this…I had to get to the point where I was comfortable with who I was. This is why I think it is vital for people to cling to God during this time…and after. 

I don’t think there is anything wrong with same sex attraction. I think the church is having a difficult time on how to respond to those who are different. Like the film says - we are to love. It all comes back to love. 

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queerkhmer:


As the debate on same-sex marriage continues in Western nations, including the United States, Thailand could become the first country in Asia to legalize gay marriage. Thailand is known for its liberal acceptance of sexuality, but the draft same-sex marriage law is not without controversy. This is a traditional Thai wedding, except there is no groom. There are two brides. This ceremony is only symbolic because Thailand, like all of Asia, does not recognize same sex marriage. But a draft law later this year could change that and make Thailand the first Asian nation to legalize gay marriage. Nonetheless, Arisa Thanommek and her partner Pacharee Hungsabut say they were not interested in waiting. “We…we [will] not wait. Because we [are] ready.  Our family is ready,” she said

I noticed that women of color are one of the biggest spearheads of recognizing LGBTQ relationships. Happy Pride Month to Thailand!

queerkhmer:

As the debate on same-sex marriage continues in Western nations, including the United States, Thailand could become the first country in Asia to legalize gay marriage. Thailand is known for its liberal acceptance of sexuality, but the draft same-sex marriage law is not without controversy. This is a traditional Thai wedding, except there is no groom. There are two brides. This ceremony is only symbolic because Thailand, like all of Asia, does not recognize same sex marriage. But a draft law later this year could change that and make Thailand the first Asian nation to legalize gay marriage. Nonetheless, Arisa Thanommek and her partner Pacharee Hungsabut say they were not interested in waiting. “We…we [will] not wait. Because we [are] ready.  Our family is ready,” she said

I noticed that women of color are one of the biggest spearheads of recognizing LGBTQ relationships. Happy Pride Month to Thailand!

(Source: ilga.org, via w0otw0ot-deactivated20140916)

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