10-14-2006, 11:12 AM
Hello my name is Russ. I just tried to type a longer message but after spending a lot of time the computer flickered and it was all lost; so I'll just post this shorter version: I do not refer to myself by any particular orientation because I have always felt that I was "normal' and "natural" and fine to be just as I am; and that everyone else is likewise. In the sight of God, in my opinion, everyone is the same. God dosen't discriminate or reject anyone for any reason. And one sexual orientation or form of sexuality is not more or less moral than another. And any sexual activity, in my opinion, that is not intended to cause harm to another person, is not more or less moral or good than another. I have been an ordained minister for many years and my main interest is in starting new churches and church growth and development. After high school I began at a conservative school and completed that course for the pastorate. My experience from within the conservative or "fundamentalist" world has given me a keen insight of what all is happening there; and a profound understanding about what dicrimination and intolerance is all about. Later My views became more liberal or progressive. I strongly support gay rights initiatives and work toward tolerance and full acceptance with regard to sexual orientations. I support strongly and contribute to several organizations that promote gay rights and work against discrimnation. I support full equality with regard to marriage. Again I had a lot more I could say but I cannot afford more time now.