Because I am Gay.Hello.Because I am Gay. in Free Verse More Like This
I am Cassidy MacIntosh.
I am a high school student.
I plan to major in psychology and criminal justice.
I want to travel the world.
I love to hang out with friends.
I love to swim.
I love to travel.
I love anime and manga.
I love my family.
I need to breathe to live.
I need to eat.
I need to drink.
I need to be loved.
I feel pain.
I feel love.
I feel happiness.
I feel sorrow.
I feel anger.
But none of this matters to you- because I am gay...?
It Gets Better (My Story)Hello, my name is Cas, and this is my story.It Gets Better (My Story) in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Growing up, I never heard or knew much of the LGBT community. I was a church-going girl, a strong Christian, and I was blindly taught by my family how things were and how to live life. I remember once asking a member of my family why two men or two women could not marry one another, and the answer that I was told was 'because gay people cannot stay in long-term relationships, and if they could get married then they would all just be getting divorced all the time'. At the time it did not sound right to me, but I did not question.
In the third grade, my parents had a horrible divorce. My father was sick of the stress that my mother's constant illnesses caused, and he was tired of dealing with her mood-swings which had lead to her attempting suicide three times while I was a child. I was taken from my home in the country and moved to a somewhat larger city with my mother and grandparents. During this time, my father got back into theater. He wo
Gay Rights and Religious RightsWrote this on Facebook a while ago, decided to upload it here and expand a little. Sparked by Senator Ted Cruze's cries that his Freedom of Religion will be taken away.Gay Rights and Religious Rights in Personal More Like This
Gay Marriage will in no way infringe on your First Amendment right to Religious Freedom.
"But a Christian baker was sued because he refused to do business with a gay couple!!"
When you own a business that is open to the public it does not matter what your religion is you can not discriminate.
If a Christian owned a clothing store and refused to sell pants to a woman because god does not like women wearing men's clothing (Deut. 22:5) and he claimed it was his sincere religious belief he would also be sued.
It is called 'Public Accommodation' learn about it.
Sadly public accommodation only currently applies to sexual orientation , gender identity and expression in SOME STATES. As does anti-discrimination laws in housing and employment. 10 states ban gay people from adopting children. The bakery
What 'Gay Pride' Is All About*Ok I say gay pride a lot or gay/bi pride , please notice that I am not trying to exclude anyone in the LGBT++ category, but in everyday speech what people discuss is "Gay Pride", what explain can be applied to Gay Pride, Bi Pride, Trans Pride and so on.What 'Gay Pride' Is All About in Personal More Like This
Journal Sparked by Straight-Pride I don't know what their intentions are but the page got me thinking.
People always claim their is a double standard when it comes to 'gay pride'.
"How comes straights don't get a parade!?"
"Why do you have to be proud that you are gay I am not proud I am straight!"
"Stop flaunting this stupid pride things, you don't see straights doing it"
I think people are misinterpreting what gays (and the greater LGBT community , don't mean to leave them out) mean by "pride".
It isn't the pride that means "I have successfully accomplished something" it is more along the lines of " I am not afraid to be who I am in a society that considers me wrong"
"Gay Pride" (LGBT Pride) exi
Tolerating IntoleranceThis rant was sparked by this (http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/07/08/enders-game-orson-scott-card-statement/ ) news article about the author of a book I have to read.Tolerating Intolerance in Personal More Like This
I accept the fact that you have the Freedom of Speech and that you have the right to voice any and all of your opinions. However can you please stop whining that I have to be "tolerant" of your bigoted views. You have the right to say I'm a disgusting homosexual who will burn in hell, just because you can say it doesn't mean I am obligated to tolerate or respect that opinion. You can say my marriage is unnatural and that it shouldn't be legal because your precious bible says so, just because you can say it doesn't make it true. It doesn't make your religion the law of this land , and I don't respect your opinion that it should be the law of this land.
I do not tolerate intolerance.
You can whine bitch and moan about how gay people are intolerant because they don't respect your views, but I'm pretty sure J
Ramblings on Prayer I am a Polytheist so this is obviously from a not-so-traditional standpointRamblings on Prayer in Personal More Like This
A Note Up Front: When I say "Christians" please use some common sense and realize that I am not talking about all Christians. No I am specifically talking about the pushy-witnessing-yer-going-to-hell-without-Jesus type. If I offend you...well, that's your problem I'm not trying to offend you.
Prayer seems to be mentioned everywhere or perhaps I spend too much time on Facebook. Nonetheless phrases such as: "I'll pray for you", "My prayers go out too", "So and so is in our thoughts and prayers" are everywhere. News casts, facebook, from family , or from friends. I thought I would discuss some of my feelings towards prayer. This journal was also sparked by the lovely sign over at Ex-Christians ( I agree with the context of the sign)
I'm not going to be arguing its validity. I will say up front that I believe prayer can have an e