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Mainline Churches Complicit in Suicides

A Few Quotes from Gene Robinson, Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire

"You don't have to grow up in a religious household, though, to absorb these religious messages. Not long ago I had a conversation with six gay teens, not one of whom had ever had any formal religious training or influence. Every one of them knew the word "abomination," and every one of them thought that was what God thought of them. They couldn't have located the Book of Leviticus in the Bible if their lives depended on it yet they had absorbed this message from the antigay air they breathe every day....

"What's the role of more mainline, more progressive denominations such as mainstream Christianity, Judaism, and Islam in these recent tragedies? Mostly silence. And just like in the days of the AIDS organization Act Up, 'silence equals death.'

"It is not enough for good people -- religious or otherwise -- to simply be feeling more positive toward gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.... Tolerant people, especially tolerant religious people, need to get over their squeamishness about being vocal advocates and unapologetic supporters of LGBT people. It really is a matter of life and death, as we've seen."


The whole article - well worth reading:
How Religion is Killing Our Most Vulnerable Youth

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karen_jk
Oct. 17th, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Thanks!

Your icon is so so sad! Brokenheart!Luke?
bonnie_halfelvn
Oct. 17th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's Luke. ♥
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