Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I need a break.

I need a break.

I need a break from church in general.

I need a break from LDS friends who make snide comments about homosexuals; who find the thought of two men falling in love as "disgusting."

I need a break from trying so hard to be loved by members of the church, when I get more compassion and empathy from people who are no longer Mormon.

I need a break from family members who 'still' ask me when I'm going to get married.

I need a break from worrying so much about the wellbeing of Single Adults in my stake. Some are just plain crazy and need professional help; not just a priesthood blessing.

I need a break from church leaders who give the evil eye when I decide to stay at church for just one of the three hours.

I need a break from following (and obsessing over) the lives of a certain group of gay Mormons. Especially the ones who I apparently make "look bad...."

... and the ones who put gay folks into the same category as Hitler.

I. Need. A. Break.

.......and I need a break from writing about so much negative stuff. :) So, here's a pic of Chris Pratt. Ain't he pretty?


  1. I am appalled that people compare gays to Hitler. How do they even make that jump?? Someone who murdered millions of people and gays are alike? I am dumbfounded that any rational mind could think such a thing. Yes, from people like that, we ALL need a break, and a huge one, at that.

    It angers me greatly when people think that gay individuals have no spirituality or have no relationship with heavenly Father or the Savior. Some of my gay friends are the most moral, kind, loving, compassionate, spiritual giants I have ever known. Crazy that because of whom we love and how we process life, we get lumped into being alike to a maniacal murderer as Hitler. I cannot think of a worse insult.

    Sending love and good energy to you, hoping you can take the breaks from these very wrong people that you deservedly need to. Sheesh, some people.

    1. I still am baffled, Duck, at the Hitler comments. Thankfully, I'm old enough and smart enough to blow them off, all while working to separate myself from these folks. But there will be younger Moho's who read these words and believe them. So sad.

      Thank you for your kind words. Sending love to you too! :)

  2. I might be bound for the Telestial Kingdom because I am a gay man who married the man that I love. The fact that I made a sincere commitment to my husband might put me in the same category as Hitler who slaughtered millions. I do not think they are in any way equivalent but who knows, maybe I am totally wrong. It could be that genocide and two men who love each other and are committed to each other are the same thing.

    I have no regrets about how I have lived my life. I have tried to treat those around me with love and respect and will leave to God to judge if I led a good or bad life. However, if I do end up in the Telestial Kingdom, I am sure I will be there with many so-called "active" Mormons who will be shocked to find we ended up with the same reward. No matter how many good works they think they might have done, no matter how many miracles they might have performed, no matter the wondrous prophecies they might have proclaimed, if they were utterly lacking in love and charity it means it was all for naught.

    “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.”

    I might have completely misunderstood the central message of Jesus Christ, but believe that in the end the only thing that really matters is whether you had love and charity for those around you. The rest has no meaning if love and charity are lacking. And I believe that will be the key thing God will judge us on. I do not think he will be that concerned whether we spent one or three hours in church on Sunday.

    1. Thank you for your comments, Edward. I enjoy hearing from you.

      There is absoultely no equivalent to Hitler and two men who love each other. We're talking night and day! Sad though that some people actually believe this. (Even worse that the very comment came from the gay Mormon crowd.)

      And you hit the nail on the head. Love and charity. While I'm on my "break," I'll try to focus more on simply loving everyone.

      A big hug to you and your husband!

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  4. I'm sorry to here about all the negativity that you are going through. It's unfortunate that people act the way they do. Keep staying strong and know that there are many people cheering you on. Keep being the great man that God knows you can be and don't be ashamed of who you are. People will say crazy things even incredibly harmful and degrading things. Just keep up the good work!