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An open letter​ to the church I grew up in.

Its 2022, and I am getting married.

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An open letter​ to the church I grew up in.
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Church,

I guess I should start by saying thank you for kindling God and I's relationship.

But here we are in 2022. And you guys are still judging, still hating and cannot pray harder for me because I AM GAY. My 16 year old self really appreciated going to church camp and having a whole sermon on how being gay is wrong, that if you are gay you are going to hell, that it is a choice and we need to pray hard and be baptized to be washed clean, for as if being gay is the equivalent of being a murder or even worst. As i sat through each Sunday hiding a secret but could not wait to let it out, but second guessing my self because the church preached so much hate on being gay . As I got older after kissing several boys and even having sex with them i still did not feel right. I know what your are saying in your heads "well of course you did not feel right because you had sex before you were married."

Well i have a news flash for you sex either feels good or it doesn't. You either feel emotionally connected to someone or you do not. It is really simple. But now you are thinking well marriage is simple its between a "Man and a Woman". If you haven't been welcomed yet let me be the first to welcome you to 2018. Where I a 19 year old girl grew up in little Idaho, fell in love with her best friend and now we are getting married. ( Oh shoot you better stop and pray for me because I am MARRYING A WOMAN!! yes someone who is the same sex as me.)

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