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#WSPD – LGBT suicide

In my last blog I talked briefly about suicide.

Here’s an excellent follow up from Anthony Venn-Brown.

I can’t begin to stress how serious this problem is! It’s why I’m here. I fought with suicide ideation constantly my entire life for these exact reasons. I survived. I lost my faith as a result, but I have no regrets about that. For me, I realised that my entire Christian belief system was unnecessary to be a healthy, happy functioning human being who could bring unconditional love to myself and the rest of the world.

Many do find a way to reconcile their faith with their sexuality and gender identity, and Anthony is one who has done this with integrity. Check out his site ABBI.

Read his post here.

Come Out!

Silent Gays tagline line is “coming out of religion”, so I thought I might expand on this a little.

Obviously it’s a double reference to coming out as LGBT and coming out of religion – but why the two together? Surely you can still be gay or whatever but not leave your faith/beliefs behind?

Yes, you can. Many do find reconciliation between sexuality and gender and their beliefs. But there is a far deeper reality that hits home for many.

For those who’ve had the guts to work through the doctrines surrounding LGBT issues in the bible, there is a bigger question looming in the background:

If we can get it that wrong with sexuality and gender, what else have we got wrong? And this is a scary place to be, simply because a crises of faith can be devastating. After spending so much of yourself in sorting out the LGBT stuff, the need to relax in what faith you have left can be very important to your sanity!

But what happens if you really do follow that trail and tumble down the rabbit hole? Yes, it will get weird, wild and crazy. You will lose even more friends. You’ll question your own sanity. But you WILL eventually land in a whole new world, far beyond our wildest dreams. You’ll see the world of christianty as just a small step in your journey. You’ll understand that life is so much bigger than religion ever promised. And you’ll understand love in a way that religion is incapable of.

Be brave – your life has just begun!