View Full Version : Hello, I'm Cris
03-09-2007, 02:45 PM
Just a quick intro and hello as instructed! My partner of eight years and I live in Durham, NC where she is a newly installed deacon at a PCUSA congregation.
I was raised Roman Catholic and was a "practicing" Catholic through college and a difficult coming out process, and now consider myself "just" Christian. I think I have an interesting bio, but I don't have enough time during this "busy season" (I'm a CPA) to jot it down, so hopefully I'll be back soon with some time to share. Looking forward to meeting you all. Love to hear from folks that are in inter-racial, interdenominational relationships, too!
03-09-2007, 03:31 PM
I hope that you will have time, some time, to read, post, and meet the people here. I have been active for over 6 months, but I have no idea who here might be in a relationship such as you describe. Ask around, we're friendly. Come to think of it, I can't even welcome you as a fellow Cris; wrong gender, wrong spelling. But I'll welcome you anyway. :lol: :) :wave:
Peace and Love, Bruce Chris
03-09-2007, 04:47 PM
This is a good place and we're glad to have you. There certainly seem to be a lot of queers in North Carolina whats that about? :)
03-09-2007, 08:28 PM
Hmm - can't help with the interracial, interdenominational thing. We've got an age difference, he's Christian and I'm not officially anything - perhaps you'll find something closer to what you were talking about!
Anyway - welcome to the forum. :)
03-09-2007, 09:21 PM
03-10-2007, 08:52 AM
We certainly do have 'have a lot of queers in north Carolina', U-Dog! :)
Not to get all political, but I am very proud that NC is one of only two Southern states (FL being the other) that doesn't have a Marriage Amendment to its constitution. (An amendment has yet to reach the floor for a vote, thanks to the work of groups like Equality NC (http://www.equalitync.org) (full disclosure - I'm the Board Treasurer)).
Anyway, that discussion probably belongs in another forum - hopefully, I'll have time to get over there soon.
And, I'll take discussions with anyone regarding relationship difference, be they age, religion, race, ethnicity - identity politics was my major (kind of).
03-10-2007, 11:33 AM
Welcome to Soulforce Cris! :wave:
My current relationship probably qualifies as interfaith - i'm a recent convert to the Episcopal Church, he's Christianity-phobic (with good reason, too, but that's an ENTIRE other thread!). He's actually a deeply spiritual guy, and quite supportive of my faith journey, despite the 'run from the room' impulses he has to deal with.
The only other relationship i've had was both interfaith & interracial; we were together 17 years and are still good friends. He's black, i'm white; he's a non-practicing recovering Baptist, i was a neo-pagan during the 17 years we were together.
Glad to hear you're so involved in Equality NC. Equality NM (EQNM) (http://www.eqnm.org/) here has been extremely active & very effective during our ongoing state legislative session. Our state also still does not have a DOMA, though three were introduced this year (two defeated, one still breathing - slightly), and there's some great Domestic Partner legislation that is struggling to pass right now.
Enough blather from me - again, welcome to Soulforce!
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