Who is Silent Gays?
We are a team of loving people, actively renouncing fundamentalism, traditionalism, religious control, dogma, biblical literalism and legalism. We are only defined by our common unity and love for mankind, regardless of sexuality or gender.
The founder of this site is Jim Marjoram – that’s me – a gay man who has sought freedom from homosexuality all my life, only to discover it was OK all along. You can share my heart and journey through my personal blog Jim’s Awesome Blog
I’m supported by many others with the same vision, who seek to bring wholeness and healing to all who are silently trapped and suffering in religion, through unconditional love.
The church, and religion in general, has built an extreme doctrine of abhorrence around the the whole issue, based on misconception, misinterpretation, mistranslation, tradition and ignorance, that has expressed itself in dogma, intolerance, bigotry and hatred.
The level of pain and torment that gay people in the church have been subjected to is horrific. The highest suicide rate of all demographics is amongst gay christian guys. The church, as it stands, offers nothing to these people apart from platitudes or outright hostility. All reparative ministries (“pray away the gay” groups) offer false hope for transformation. They have built complex legalistic, religious structures and processes on the premise that homosexuality is sin.
The Silent Gays project aims to change the way Christians view their belief systems, specifically in the area of sexuality, through education, empathy, acceptance, love and support. The enormity of who we are, who we are created to be, goes way beyond the narrow boundaries of traditional religion, biblical literalist constraints and church bigotry.
Everyone on the planet is unconditionally loved just as they are right now. We need to know this to be able to live life to its fullest.
Ultimately, stuff like this is why:
A Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens Are Being Cast Out by Religious Families