Sunday, 20 February 2011

Sunday: It's "Bring Your Gay Teen To Church Day"!

Ebie Hussey's first reaction when her son announced that he is gay was to offer unconditional love.
Finding a new church was a close second.
"His first question was, 'Am I going to hell?' " Hussey said of that conversation with her son, Jaxn. "Mainstream Christianity and fundamental Christianity really pushes that homosexuality is a sin, and he had caught on to that."
Jaxn, now 15, knew his parents didn't think that. "But I had always heard people saying that kind of thing," he said.
In an effort to counter the message, almost two dozen Houston-area churches have designated Sunday as Bring Your Gay Teen to Church Day.
"We think it's important for families to know there's a safe place to go to worship," said Jim Bankston, senior minister at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. "Families who have gay members want to make sure they feel welcome in church and aren't bashed in any way."
Joanna Crawford, a seminary student at the Houston Graduate School of Theology, said the idea came up after the suicide last fall of Asher Brown, a Cypress-area eighth-grader who killed himself after what his parents said were years of bullying and taunts that he was gay...

'Open Doors Await Them', Jeannie Kever, Houston Chronicle, Texas.
Don't you think your gay teen's fucked up enough by all your superstitious irrational medieval tomfoolery?
Just sayin'.

Edit: It's a nice idea.


  1. Does anything please you Fagburn?

  2. I think being called Jaxn, presumably pronounced Jackson, is as damaging.

    Since when do we want Bloggers to be pleased?

  3. @"I think being called Jaxn, presumably pronounced Jackson, is as damaging."

    I think that was "Jaxn" calling himself that - and his way of coming out to mom.
    I'd've thrown him out...