Message #8229 - HolySmoke
Date : 16-May-93 06:03
From : Sean McCullough
To : All *conferees*
Subject : Open Letter to Jesus Christ.
Location: FidoNet's HOLYSMOKE Echo
NOTE: The following does not describe ME personally, but the
entirety of the GRIEVOUSLY WRONGED homosexual/bisexual community in
-=| AN OPEN LETTER TO JESUS CHRIST |=-
This letter is to describe why it is that I cannot either believe in
you or follow you any more.
I'm one of God's gay children.
You may well ask what one has to do with the other. Well asked.
What one has to do with the other is simple. In your name, your
alleged followers have denied me even the slightest human
courtesies, attempted the worst manner of brainwashing techniques,
and demanded that I represent myself as something that I am not and
cannot be -- all because they believe that this is what you want
them to do.
These supposed followers of yours have told me that I am bad, that I
am evil, that I am sick, because I would rather have sex with a
member of my own gender than a member of the other; because I have
the common sense and compassion to NOT bring children into a world
which is patently obviously both overpopulated and child-hostile;
and because I insist on my RIGHT to conduct MY sexually affectionate
relationships in just as much public view as the straights and
As punishment for these so-called "crimes", I have been subjected
to torture, humiliation, rape, dispossession, unemployment,
disenfranchisement, so-called "miracle prayer sessions" whose goal
was to "cure" me of something which is NOT either a disease or any
less natural than the orientation of those who are subjecting me
thereto; and many, many other WRONGS besides.
All in your name, Jesus.
I can no longer live this way. I WILL live in peace, at least with
myself. I will live in INTEGRITY, at least with myself. If all the
vile things I have described above are really what worship of
Jehovah is really all about, then I will happily embrace what
obviously becomes the path of love, light, peace, humanity,
integrity, and dignity -- the path of Jehovah's adversary, Satan.
But if these doings by your alleged followers are NOT what you
intended; if you never DID demand that I, and those like me, live
this lie; if all of the atrocities I have been through are things
you never imagined or authorized...........
......then I apologize for insulting you by buying into the utter
falsehood that they are purveying to an unsuspecting humankind;
And, when you show up at the door with your famous cat o' nine
tails, you'll find at least one pistol and one shotgun -- MINE -- on
the same side with you, AGAINST these supposed "followers" of yours!
Your Ob't Servant,