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    Cynus
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Musings of a Mongoose - 4. Bad Break-up

It's the time of year for Mormons (my old religion) to gather together for their semi-annual conference. A certain speaker was defending the church's recent policies regarding same-sex attraction. Needless to say, I had to get some anger out.

Fuck Mormonism.
You make people like me want to end their lives.
You preach love and utter rejection in the same breath.
It's like a bad breakup where you blame us for your unwillingness to accept our difference.
As if we can change.
As if we're the ones which are supposedly able to receive some revelation which will suddenly make sense.
As to why I wanted to kiss that boy when I was ten.
As to why I wanted to kiss that poison when I was eleven a few months later.
You claim I am unnatural, but I am not.
In proving I am natural, you concede the natural man is an enemy to god.
And you remind us once again that we are unwanted.
So what is the answer? What is your continued revelation?
Do we stay, or do we go?
We go either way, either out of the church
Or out of your lives
Or out of this fucking world, because it doesn't bloody want us.
I pray most don't make that last choice,
Because the world out here is better,
Where we actually love our fellow man.
When difference walks into this party, we ask them where they got that sweet dress.
Even if it's a dude wearing it.

Fuck Mormonism.
See you in twenty years when your "revelations" catch up to the status quo.

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"When difference walks into this party, we ask them where they got that sweet dress.
Even if it's a dude wearing it."

best lines ever!

me, i always want to celebrate the difference. i scared a couple of Mormon boys that showed up on my doors step. what is up with that? i was 17, naked except for a sheet when i answered their call at the door. told them i was happy with my religion of Zen Druidism and i wouldn't mind telling them all about it. they said nothing, looked stunned and walk away. i can be evil like that :whistle:

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3 minutes ago, mogwhy said:

"When difference walks into this party, we ask them where they got that sweet dress.
Even if it's a dude wearing it."

best lines ever!

me, i always want to celebrate the difference. i scared a couple of Mormon boys that showed up on my doors step. what is up with that? i was 17, naked except for a sheet when i answered their call at the door. told them i was happy with my religion of Zen Druidism and i would mind telling them all about it. they said nothing, looked stunned and walk away. i can be evil like that :whistle:

I love it! Thank you so much for the anecdote. I'm going to retain that for a long time.

But man, if I'd encountered that on my mission, I think I would've sneaked out of my apartment at night to find out what was underneath the sheet. :P

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This poem's unfiltered anger and hurt sweeps me right along from the very beginning. What strikes me most is how you turn the tables on your erstwhile tormentors; they are the exiles from grace, love and acceptance, not you. Powerfully written. 

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Because the world out here is better  It is indeed. Even in all its fallible glory. And if they can't see beyond the end of their nose, that's their problem. You're well shot of them.  Written with power and much feeling. :yes: 

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This was beautiful and well spoken. I found this funny timing. I read an article yesterday, one leader said it's not wrong, or a mistake for immoral people leading the church. The prophet doesn't make mistakes. There's nothing wrong with having faith, you're better off without them.

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13 hours ago, Parker Owens said:

This poem's unfiltered anger and hurt sweeps me right along from the very beginning. What strikes me most is how you turn the tables on your erstwhile tormentors; they are the exiles from grace, love and acceptance, not you. Powerfully written. 

Thank you. I'm glad you saw all that in here. Makes me feel like I communicated my emotions clearly.

9 hours ago, northie said:

Because the world out here is better  It is indeed. Even in all its fallible glory. And if they can't see beyond the end of their nose, that's their problem. You're well shot of them.  Written with power and much feeling. :yes: 

I've been free from them for eight years now, but there are still moments when they put something in front of me which gets my blood boiling. Usually it's their bullshit policies toward LGBT youth . . . it makes me almost homicidal.

5 hours ago, BlindAmbition said:

This was beautiful and well spoken. I found this funny timing. I read an article yesterday, one leader said it's not wrong, or a mistake for immoral people leading the church. The prophet doesn't make mistakes. There's nothing wrong with having faith, you're better off without them.

It's been a weekend for funny timing. I agree with you, but it's insane how much the Mormons run off blind faith without questioning the humanity of their statements...

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