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Jim

August 2001

This is so wrong!!!!!

I have been getting a lot of e-mails from different people who have read the article that I posted last month, and you know what? I am having a problem with it. Not the e-mails, but the surprising number of people who are going through or have gone through a situation similar to mine. Almost all of them have been on the basis of religion. Now, I am religious. I am a wiccan. And I think that those people out there who are judging their kids on account of the fact that they like people of the same sex, well, they need to have some common sense smashed into them.

Whatever happened to the "We'll always love you" line? Is that all that was, a line to keep us by their side? It is more like " We'll always love you if....". That just makes my blood boil. I can't stand those people who can be so two faced about their own children! They say and act one way while you are doing what they wanted, but the second that you step out of line, they slap you down like some sort of common thief!!

I don't know what, but something has to change. Somewhere, something's got to give, and I think it needs to be all of those mightier-than-thou, right wing, bible-thumping, anal-retentive Christians! They are the reason that my parents are pretending I don't exist, they are the reason that most of these poor misguided parents are abandoning their children to the world, just because they are different.

That is how I feel, though. I just think that if we all could agree to love unconditionally "we'll always love you.", and not conditionally "we'll always love you if..." the world would be a better place. And I am not going to stop trying to get people to understand that, until either the day I die, or the day it happens.

Peace out

Jim

Age 17, Massachusetts

Jimbobpalmer@yahoo.com


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