As a homosexual, I was born gay. As people of religion, you chose your prejudice. I would have thought that the followers of an ever present God would agree that what has always been trumps that which has been acquired. In any sound moral system (Note: I say moral, not religious, for religion is inherently separate from morality), the right to be is greater than the right to choose, for to choose, one must first be.
That I sit down and discuss the GSA with the counsellor. After discussing it with one of my (gay, I think...) friends, we've got the following things to address (though no doubt, the counsellor will bring things up that we've not thought of):
So in light of my immense shyness, my heterosexual friend (The S half of the GSA effort :p) had a word with the counsellor about the idea and she's really behind it. I went to see her after to show my face (she knows me from the counselling skills course I'm on, but this is the first time she's heard of my sexuality) and it was scary how stuttery and embarassed I was. I've not had to come out to anyone for ages - coming out and expressing ideas clearly do not mix. Anyhow, we're going to discuss it next week to iron out some issues regarding privacy, where to meet, etc, but the thing is definitely in motion now.
After quite a bit of work, I have finally managed to get my website up and running. You can hardly find free webhosting for love nor money nowadays and if I had the money, I wouldn't need a free host anyway ;-) Anyway, I've called in all outstanding favours on throwing music at people and I'm fresh out, so I figured that a journal entry subtly stating the existence of the site wouldn't be too shameful an act of promotion. It is something that's going on in my life after all and something that I don't have to hide for the protection of the innocent (as with most others).
Cartoon Network removed the Naruto/Sasuke kiss from Episode 3 of Naruto! Way to overplay it! Having seen the Japanese version fan-subbed I can vouch for it being completely inoffensive. It was two boys falling into each other's faces for goodness sake. Their lips accidentally touched. The fact that Sasuke is completely hot is neither here nor there, it wasn't like they were passionately making out. It was an accident dattebayo! >.<
The more astute of you (read: probably no-one) may have noticed that my username has been changed more than my clothing in the past 24 hours (Ok, so I've only been back on Oasis that long, but meh). The long and short of it is that I got scared about people identifying me by my old username since I use a derivative of it on a less tolerant board and it has been brought to my attention that the first result of a Google search for it was my Oasis journal. Go figure.
A cute(?) angsty thing I wrote when mulling over Romans 1. The "him" referenced in it is an abitrary same sex lover, might be someone specific depending on where I am when you read this =)
If to love is such a sin,
I'll rot with all hell's spawn,
And while you're at it, send him too,
Just one to keep me warm.
Truth be told, I'm happier,
To lie as man, with man,
Truth be told, you know not why,
Or how to understand.