A Love Letter to the LGBTQ Community
Monday, June 24, 2013Tweet
"I hope you aren't receiving communion," the comment started.
It was on the monthly column I write for my local LGBTQ community center's blog about issues of faith and the LGBTQ community. I don't remember if I actually stated my support for gay marriage in the post -- I try to write about current events and keep my personal views out of it -- but it didn't matter, because this guy had gone to the trouble of Googling me and had found my personal blog, which lays out my views in no uncertain terms.
The comment went on to say how my support of gay marriage was in direct contradiction to the Catholic church (of which I am a part), and then some ramblings about how the fact that I myself had saved sex for marriage didn't make it OK to support gay marriage -- a convoluted argument I've never attempted to make anywhere.
As a blogger writing about controversial topics, I've attracted haters, trolls, and angry dissenters before, but it was that opening statement that punched me in the gut. It's one thing to tell me my beliefs are wrong, but to tell me you hope I'm not receiving communion?
Read the rest over at Registered Runaway, where I'm contributing to his Love Letter series today!