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Why I'll NEVER Let Religion Tell Me Being Gay Is Wrong ... EVER!

by Rick Clemons, The Gay Man's Life Coach & The Coming Out CoachYourTango

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Are we seeing a religious evolution ... or just a religious power play?

Mormons are suddenly backing LGBT equality, and I'm sorry, but that begs the question—"What's in it for them?"

Religion had a huge impact on my life coming out of the closet and played a pivotal role in why I stayed closeted about my homosexuality for so many years.
Religion is perhaps the most critical detractor that terrorize those of us of the LGBT persuasion as to why we cannot be LGBT openly and freely. Practically every formalized religion—Catholic, Mormon, Baptist, and so on—has some perspective on the right and wrong of being LGBT.

My religious background is Seventh-Day Adventist. Suffice it to say, they're not big fans of homosexuality. This isn't surprising given the fact that the foundations of the religion are very much based on the Bible.

Yet, even within the realm of truth or false truth, I hate to pick and choose parts of the Bible to follow, because I've been know to cast the hypocrisy stone at others who choose to do that same pick-and-choosing at the spiritual buffet table.

So, being transparent, here's what I've taken forward with me into my adult life from my religious upbringing, which I now like to call my spirituality: Read more...
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