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Old 04-11-2013, 12:11 AM
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@Sn15792 - thanks for the support. Things are a lot better now than when they were a few weeks ago. My family has ceased contact with me, as all of my old friends....but I have made great strides in making new ones.


Congratulations on your move to Canada! Hopefully you should find more acceptance and general good feelings than Brazil.
Thanks, 2o6! It's great to read that things are getting better.

I understand that there is a reasoning behind the rejection from your family, as they might think they are doing this for your well-being. The religion is blinding them about something bigger, that is the family union. I hope they will overcome that.

Have you looked for some sort of counselling?

I also can't understand how many parents are able to reject a gay son. This means failing in the parenting duty. A person that chooses to be a parent should be ready to love and support a son no matter which characteristics he is born with.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:55 AM
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Religion can be quite convoluted unfortunately.

As a "cradle" Catholic.....Contrary to the histrionics heaped at the old and new Pope by anti-religious outsiders to the faith, American Catholic ministry at some point quite a while ago chose not to exclude LGBT parishioners. Granted it is a bit less than full inclusion (i.e. no rainbow capes for the statues or organized Chick Fil A burnings ), but it's light years away from excommunication. While the American Catholic Church SAYS it follows Rome, it is often a lot more lax and is quietly open to lesbians, gays, and bisexuals.

Just FYI...not a statement of "better"
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:10 AM
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^ I have the impression that Catholics tend to be a little bit more open minded. Maybe because there is quite a big number of lapsed Catholics.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:44 AM
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Hey, I got my story posted on a good resource for exJW's


http://jwfacts.com/pdf/kevin-wIlliam...ness-story.pdf



It's a long read, but I really poured my heart out there.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:22 PM
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Hi 2o6,

What an amazing person you are to have gone through those experiences with the strength and determination that you did! I'm sure I speak on behalf of all us here at CSS when I say that we love you for who you are and that we wish you the very best into the future.

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Old 10-15-2013, 02:09 PM
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2o6, thank you for sharing your story. Be strong; you've got a good head on your shoulders and you lsiten to your truth.

As one of the older people on here at 58 who also happens to be a gay man, I can tell you that you have a rich and rewarding life ahead of you if you stick to your principles and remain optimistic.
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:21 PM
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From a straight guy, jees man thats a hard read, and must have take so much courage to write.

Your head is on your shoulders facing the right direction. Stand tall and keep going.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:02 AM
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Thanks, guys. I really appreciate it. I feel like I can really help people here with my story.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:19 PM
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I knew a dude who met a woman in another country whom he wished to marry. She was a devout Jehovah's Witness; and the local elders did not like the guy (goofy, quirky but ok fellow) and told her point blank not to marry him. When she did anyway and moved hundred of miles away from home to start a life and family with him; she was regulated to holding her face to the floor and sitting in the back of the hall and barred from occasions, events and celebrations. Prior to her engagement she sat proudly near the front but the elders saw to that.

Don't alienate your own followers, its not cool. I never answered the door when the Watchtower folks came around and was even offended they would try to impersonate FEDEX by ringing that bell.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:01 AM
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I knew a dude who met a woman in another country whom he wished to marry. She was a devout Jehovah's Witness; and the local elders did not like the guy (goofy, quirky but ok fellow) and told her point blank not to marry him. When she did anyway and moved hundred of miles away from home to start a life and family with him; she was regulated to holding her face to the floor and sitting in the back of the hall and barred from occasions, events and celebrations. Prior to her engagement she sat proudly near the front but the elders saw to that.

Don't alienate your own followers, its not cool. I never answered the door when the Watchtower folks came around and was even offended they would try to impersonate FEDEX by ringing that bell.
Yeah...I used to think JW's were just slightly weird update folks who didn't celebrate holidays but the more I hear about them the more I dislike the whole ideology.
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