You’re possessed by a demon, and he stinks!

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Rae-el. Not my demon, apparently. Damn.

I just had an epiphany.  Really, it just struck me like a bolt of lightning.

As a gay man, I’m possessed by a demon, and he stinks.  This, I’m assured, is true, and fixable, by no less a man of God than Bert M. Farias, on his blog The Flaming Herald.

“Here’s the raw, naked truth: Homosexuality is actually a demon spirit. It is such a putrid-smelling demon that other demons don’t even like to hang around it. A genuine prophet of God told me that the Lord allowed him to smell this demon spirit, and he got sick to his stomach. And yet as humans, many embrace this demon. Yes, you heard me right: Being gay is demonic.”

There’s a whole bunch of such stuff in that blog, and if you want you can jump over there and read it, but I’m sure you’ve heard it all before.  For me, however, the stinky-demon is a new revelation, and the source of my epiphany.  ZAP! FLASH OF LIGHT! CLAP OF THUNDER!

I just realized when my demon moved in!

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Hate in a small town, one year on. Porterville, California

Screen Shot 2014-06-22 at 3.46.14 PMLast year I wrote about Porterville, California, in Hate in a small town.  It’s about an attempt by a small town mayor to be inclusive towards the LGBT community in her city by issuing a Pride Month proclamation.  Once she presented the proclamation, all hell broke loose.  Last week, Gay Porterville held a rally to celebrate the one year anniversary of that resolution, and in the words of the group, show that “We’re still here, we’re still proud, and we aren’t going anywhere”. 
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How My Eleven Year Old Son Taught Me That Having a Gay Character in ‘Train Your Dragon’ is Important

Jim Reeves:

The children are watching.

Originally posted on evoL =:

Guest post by Mindy Forsythe.  Mindy is also the adoptive mom in the evolequals story   The Real True Story About How Parents Adopted Out Their Child When He Told Them He Was Gay

 

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My eleven year old son Mason has been a big fan of DreamWork’s “How to Train Your Dragon”. In the new sequel, DreamWorks plans for Gobber the Belch to reveal his homosexuality.  Dean DeBlois, writer-director and openly gay himself, told E! News that the character’s acknowledgement will be subtle.  Subtle or not, this is exciting news for our family.  We have four beautiful children aged eleven to nineteen.  They are typical siblings…fighting one minute and best friends the next.  Two of our children, however, have a relationship that has shown me just how important and influential DreamWorks’s decision to include gay characters really is.

Mason, the baby in our family, is athletic, intelligent, tough as nails…

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“Oh, ye of little faith”

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These signs are posted at the church across the street from my home.  I can’t help but think the smaller one is indicative of a certain lack of faith, but I’m an atheist, and the whole “faith” thing is not one of my strong points.  Apparently the heavenly host doesn’t include a security service.

Transgender in a small town: “I don’t want my food if that thing touched it.”

HamiltonRemember this guy? Porterville, California’s Mayor, Cameron “grow a pair” Hamilton?  He recently splashed across the headlines after his comments about bullying made news around the world.  Lest anyone think Porterville can’t really be all that bad, here’s a story by a young transgender woman that will either have you shedding a tear over her treatment, or feeling the urge to, shall we say, “explain the error of their ways” to some people in that small Central California city.

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