Are there any religious gay people here?
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« on: October 09, 2017, 06:41:31 am »

Just curious.

Myself, I'm an atheist. The other day I was talking with my kids (I'm a high school teacher) waxing nostalgic for that community feeling you can find at a good 'ol southern church: You're welcomed by everyone, big smiles everywhere, a generally good mood abounds. Ah, at my old church they started each service by having you go around and meet someone new. It was nice. 

I'd guess for some LGBTQ people coming out might mean giving that up, which could be a terrible loss.

Thoughts, ideas, stories?
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 04:00:04 pm »

There's some irony (hypocracy?) in talking about being religious on a site for stealing gay porn.

I'm Orthodox Jewish and moderately observant.  But the thing about traditional forms of Judaism is that we don't particularly care about personal convictions concerning untestable questions.  I know Rabbis who are atheists.  Even if you do believe, as Mayim Bialik said, "I can imagine a Creator and Sustainer of the Universe.  I have trouble imagining one who takes attendance."

Coincidentally, one of the big issues for the Toronto Queer community is that Rev Brent Hawkes is retiring.  He's been the leader of the local Metropolitan Community Church here in Toronto for the last 40 years.  He pushed the most to have same-sex marriage recognized by the state performing what were the first legal same-sex marriages in modern times.  (He performed the weddings that took years going through the courts before they were retroactively recognized.)
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 02:26:22 am »

There's some irony (hypocracy?) in talking about being religious on a site for stealing gay porn.


Well, the Devil (the Adversary) is part of religion, too, so the way I see it is we're all doing his work while we're here. In other words, a forum about religion in a gay torrent site is a perfect fit.  Grin

I came of age in the Fairfax district of LA. Lots of Ultra-Orthodox Jews. Many of my friends were Jewish back then. (nostalgic for kugel atm)
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 10:41:35 am »

The other day I was talking with my kids (I'm a high school teacher)

I'm sure that some of my school teachers were high also.
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2018, 04:07:40 pm »

being and gay and at the same time religious should not be a contradiction
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2018, 05:24:53 am »

I'm spiritual but not religious with doctrines.
Mankind is just too selfish a creature to share anything worthwhile.
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2018, 02:52:10 am »

My family and I are spiritualist (I'm not sure if this is the right name in English though) and we believe in spirits independents from the body they are living in right now, so it means there is no "men" or "women", there are only souls and they are actually bigger than any "gender tag". I personally think it's very beautiful guys. All my relatives and regional "religion leaders" were 100% okay about me comming out because we tend to see body limitations as something temporary.

What really matters is that you love people and do good things for the world, sex is just a small detail. That's what I believe in  with love
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2018, 05:23:07 am »

I know some Spiritualists in Canada.  Are you from Brazil?  (All of them are.)
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2018, 01:45:14 pm »

Not that religious, but I am Christian.

I however do not make a big deal about it.

I respect and I am open to anyone of any religion or lack of religion.
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2018, 02:18:38 pm »

More and more mainstream christian denominations are wrestling with the sexuality question and have (at least some form of) per-congregation choice.  I'm a member of a United Methodist congregation who have basically said that orientation is irrelevant.  (I used to be a member of an American Baptist congregation who had similar opinions, and I know of many other individual congregations who do likewise. 

If you look hard enough (meaning that it's important enough to you to do so), you should be able to find a congregation to suit. 

Of course, I'm in a "blue" city in a vast "red" state, so my experience may not be universal.
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