Homophobic drama on my sister’s Facebook page that I thought was worth sharing.
More than ten years ago, when I was a scared & closeted 13-year-old boy, I could have never imagined that my former-pastor, former-missionary, ex-marine dad whom I was terrified to identify my sexuality to would eventually come so far.
I’m not religious or anything but still love the sentiment and the way everyone (all political moderate-to-conservative conservatives in Texas, btw) responded.
I “liked” the bigot’s responses for the passive-aggressive-irony.
“A Facebook page is the internet equivalent of someone’s living room. When someone is nice enough to invite you into their living room, you don’t repay their kindness by taking a shit on their living room rug.” -My Dad
My brother gave all of the siblings a gilded Bible for Christmas, and I wanted to crawl out of my skin. My mom is super religious and my dad is … I suppose an Atheist. I was the only one in my family who actually paid attention when Mom would make us study the Bible and go to Sunday School, so it came as a surprise to my brother that I could speak about it more clearly than he could after a few years of forced attendance to a Rock n’ Roll Baptist church my sis-in-law requires the family to attend.
It’s scary, really scary, when my most trusted brother goes off the deep end, and it ain’t even that deep. He’s lost in the shallow end of the pool, for fuck’s sake.
It ain’t all bad though. Guitar solos at church though, are truly evil.