"My parents were pastors and I was raised in church and all that jazz. A few years ago, I came out of the closet to my parents as gay, and they told me I was going to hell (shocking riteeee?) I always went to Christian prep schools, and when I was a little kid, I liked to draw fashion and braid my friends’ hair and pay with Barbies instead of playing football. My teachers basically told my parents straight up that I had to see a therapist ‘because other parents were worried I might corrupt their children’. The school, of course, picked out a ‘s00per Christian’ psychologist who basically made me believe I was a freak because I wanted to grow up and major in fashion design (which I’m currently doing). I pretty much felt ashamed about the one thing I was passionate about for most of my childhood. I don’t know if I’m submitting this just to get it off my chest, but that fucjing sucked dude. Christians…. I just don’t understand them.”
First off, some corrections. Then, I’ll list 10 Christians who are just as bad and demonstrate why this argument doesn’t work. Oh wait! That’s already been done (read here). As a matter of fact, we can probably list ten,…
This isn’t as much of a submission, but it’s a call for help.
Some of you may have heard about the student who was assaulted and arrested at the University of Tennessee.
He was assaulted because a street preacher who regularly make appearances at the college had shut down an entire square of foot-traffic area and was screaming religiously-fueled hate at the students. It’s been reported that her screams have even caused professors to cancel classes because she is so disruptive.
The student in question reportedly rode his bicycle passed the cones of the shut-down area and said “Hey ma’am, if you’re trying to spread the good word, maybe you shouldn’t be telling everyone they’re sinners.” After this, campus police grabbed him off his bike, forced him to the ground, sprayed him with mace, and arrested him for inciting a riot.
This is absolutely ridiculous and disgusting. Please do something about it by signing this petition. We only need a few more signatures, so you can really make a difference!