Bastards and Bigotry is a segment I've wanted to do for some time now. Thanks to the anonymous commenting troll Etseq, the opportunity has presented itself and it's time!
Within any group there are people who exhibit characteristics of intolerance, pride, hate and bastard-like symptoms. Christians have people like Kim Davis while my LGBT community has people like Etseq.
I read an article on HuffingtonPost.com titled, "Study Reveals What Really Happens When Gay Mormon Men Marry Straight Women" and thought It was worth sharing.
After I read the title I thought... 'AH... YA THINK!' Oh course divorce is high among mixed-orientation marriage but I didnt know exactly how high. There are a few other stats that you might find interesting as well. Enjoy...
You can read it below or you can click HERE to read it on the Huff Post site.
I got a questions the other day about my thoughts concerning coming out to his entire church body. Obviously every congregational group is little different so this post might not apply to your situation. But here was my reply...
It been awhile since my last post. I think its interesting how the more comfortable I get with the idea of being gay, the less I feel the need to discuss it with the world. That's a blog post of it's own I suppose.
I got a question a couple of weeks ago and I thought It was worth sharing on HelpImGay.com. I tend to get a lot of questions that deal with homosexuality and religion. Hmmm... Don't know why. Anyway, Ben asks (I'll paraphrase), "I'm considering dating my male friend from church. We are really good friends and we both feel that its against our religion but we both really want to. What do you think?"
I have been in your shoes. Here are a few things I thought before telling my wife:
People in my situation (gay man in mixed-orientation marriage) always ask me how it's possible for me to be so open about who I am. I suppose my situation is not any different than other gay people trying to decide if they should stay in the closet or announce to world their sexuality.
Wanna know if you are in the wrong relationship? Ask yourself this question. .. "If I was in a concentration camp and depended on the memory of ONE person to help me survive the day, who would I think of. If the answer isnt your partner... its time to move on.