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Although I am currently a happy Super Duck, rejoycing in the fact that my friend got ungrounded early, and I'll be able to talk to her tomorrow, something's still kind of bothering me.

Yesterday, my mom mentioned how she told her boyfriend I'm gay. That's not what bothers me, though. I was kind of hoping she'd tell him so I wouldn't have to. The thing that bothers me is this:

Mom: [Boyfriend] is a die-hard Republican.
Me: So what did he say about me?
Mom: He said, "Hmm... Okay."
Me: Does he... support gay marriage?
Mom: No.
Me: No?
Mom: He would like to, since he's all about equality and stuff, but his church background gets in the way. He would go to your wedding, though.

What the hell? If he would LIKE to, then why doesn't he? Well, at least he accepts me, but... really? She always said she would never date anyone who didn't like gay people.


Super Duck's picture

I enjoy typing gibberish for

I enjoy typing gibberish for my titles. :P

Dracofangxxx's picture

Huh. That's weird. Either

Huh. That's weird. Either way, I'm very pleased that you're a happy Super Duck.
There isn't a sharp line dividing humans from the rest of the animal kingdom. It's a very wuzzie line...and it's getting wuzzier all the time. - Jane Goodall.

Super Duck's picture

Happy Super Ducks are indeed

Happy Super Ducks are indeed the best kind. :p Although right now I am MAD because my arch-nemesis is ignoring me.

jeff's picture


People only gradually drift away from stupidity. So, once he knows you, he will have to make issues about real people and not just some vague 'other' out there.

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

Super Duck's picture

Yeah, I'm almost certain

Yeah, I'm almost certain that he'll come around, but it's still a little upsetting.

Nanook's picture

The church doesn't exist to

The church doesn't exist to indoctrinate followers into its dogma. Rather, the church exists purely as an institution that people gather at to develop their spirituality and further their individual quests for divine providence. Or at least that's what it should be. Yes, there are individuals in the church that devote themselves to this quest (ministers, priests, friars, bishops, cardinals, the pope, etc.), but alas, they are simply there for guidance - not the dictation of belief. Religion isn't about bowing to the will of the institution of it - it's about developing ones own dogma and discovering G-d in their own way.

At least that's what this agnostic thinks. But that belief is probably the reason he's an agnostic, isn't it? I suppose the Unitarian Universalists would be a good institution for me, but alas, I don't like the concept of organized religion. I'd like to develop my own spirituality on my own time.

Anyway, your mom's boyfriend should petition for the reclamation of his right to make decisions, as its obviously been stolen by his church.

Super Duck's picture

I too am a little concerned

I too am a little concerned by the fact that this guy thinks he can't make his own decisions because what he apparently knows is right ("He wants to be pro-gay marriage, but he can't") goes against what his church said.

I reject organized religion as well, and I just can't fathom submitting to a viewpoint "just because." I mean, I thought churches were supposed to help people, not try to turn them mindless.