Before I get into my jammies and settle in with Mrs. Fruit for a nerdy night of Dr. Who re-runs, I need to get two things off my chest.
1) I opened my latest Presbyterians Today magazine, and what ad do I see? A full-pager for an ex-gay ministry whose tagline is "Loving the homosexual without affirming homosexuality." Trying to force a gay person to suppress what is natural for that person---same sex attraction--- and engage in unnatural thoughts and/or actions is cruel and ethically reprehensible. It's tantamount to forcing an intrinsically heterosexual person to ignore opposite-sex desires and cultivate an attraction to the same sex. It can't be done, and the attempts to do so cause terrible psychic damage.
No doubt there will be angry letters to the editor denouncing the decision to run the ad. The magazine has every right to run it. At the least, it will stimulate discussion.
And piss me off on a Friday!
2) I received my high school alumni newsletter today. I recently updated my information, mentioning my partner, Mrs. Fruit, and where I lived etc. Wouldn't you know, those pointy-hatted, parochial high school papist assholes censored the reference to Mrs. Fruit. AAAAGH!!!!
Lest you think I'm anti-Catholic, because of the previous remark, I'm not. I came thisclose to converting, before the Presbyterian Church USA whisked me away into its evidently not always welcoming arms.