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02-05-2007, 07:28 PM
Hello everyone. My name is Ryan and I'm 18 years old. I've been very aware of Soulforce, at least a year and a half but never figured of joining the online forum. I went recently to a Soulforce meeting in Philly, and I love the causes this group endorses and pushes forward. Nonviolent resistance in the tradition of such political and religious figures of the past, that's truly the best way of pushing forward our movement. I've known of my homosexuality for many years, probably when I could first conceptualize sexuality in the first place. I went to a private Christan school when I was in elementary school, and know about the intensity of religious homophobia and the effects of such indoctrination. So, I've been very vocal the past few years about my sexuality and my place in the church. It took me a while actually to realize the church I was raised in didn't accept or even tolerate the idea of my gay life. So, I left and attend other churches currently. I hope I can truly find a place permenantly in a community that is accepting but an appropriate fit for me. In any case, I'm happy to be here. :)
02-05-2007, 07:39 PM
Howdy, Ryan! I would give you the typical "you're gonna love it here, welcome, let me show you the ropes" post, but, alas, I'm new too! So, welcome, and may God bless you!
02-05-2007, 09:43 PM
Is it just my imagination, or do we seem to have a high concentration of members, sorta all over Pennsylvania? Hang around, and you'll get to meet them. Yeah, friendly people, safe place. :wave: :agree: :rainbow: :flower:
Peace and Love, Bruce Chris
02-05-2007, 11:49 PM
Hi there Ryan,
Hearty welcome. :D
Yep - this is a great place! Really nice people. I got addicted. Oops! :p
02-08-2007, 09:11 AM
Im always so glad to hear of people who are able to embrace their sexuality at a young age like you have been able to do. I feel like I wasted a lot of my young adult years in fear and in the closet. It sounds like you are a man who is grounded and heading in a good direction.
02-08-2007, 09:34 AM
I am one of those fellow Pennsylvanians that BruceChris speaks of. Glad to have you here with us. Although I have not been around as much as I would like lately, it is an awesome, safe place for us. Peace, Vanessa :love: :love:
02-08-2007, 08:52 PM
Think you will like it here, there are many many wonderful people who are happy to be your friend. Stick around and share some more! :D
02-08-2007, 11:56 PM
-your coming out at such an early age warms my heart. Peace and strength to you my brother:dove: :flower:
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