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08-26-2009, 11:37 AM
Hi - my name is Sean and I'm from St. Joseph, MO. I am a divorced father of 3 great kids who has been alienated from the church since coming out. I have been a Christian for most of my life and even graduated Bible College. I started out in ministry being a worship leader but my orientation always kept me hindered for fear of being found out. I was officially married for 13 yrs, but left the home at 11 yrs. I was still very much involved in my kids lives and paid the bills for my wife to stay in the home while I lived with my parents. Now that I'm officially divorced, my ex-wife and I agreed on joint legal/physical custody. That only lasted a month or so before she moved to a city 3 1/2 hrs away to move in with her then internet b/f. I became primary custodian. I am now taking her back to court to get primary custody awarded to me and her to have visitation. She is now counter-suing for custody citing that I am not a moral influence on the kids because I am gay. Depositions start on Monday and our hearing is 9/24/09. I would appreciate any prayers for this situation
08-26-2009, 02:00 PM
Hi Sean and welcome to the site :wave:. I will pray for you :pray: regarding this matter. Meanwhile, stay here and enjoy our company.
08-27-2009, 12:31 AM
Welcome to the boards, Sean.
I hope things go well in court! Good luck. :)
09-04-2009, 08:36 AM
Hi - my name is Sean and I'm from St. Joseph, MO.
I am a divorced father
3 great kids
Christian for most of my life
graduated Bible College
started out in ministry
being a worship leader
my orientation always kept me hindered
fear of being found out
married for 13 yrs
left the home at 11 yrs
involved in my kids lives
paid the bills for my wife
I lived with my parents
I'm officially divorced,
agreed on joint legal/physical custody
she moved to a city 3 1/2 hrs away
I became primary custodian
taking her back to court
She is now counter-suing for custody citing that I am not a moral influence on the kids because I am gay.
Depositions start on Monday and our hearing is 9/24/09. I would appreciate any prayers for this situation
If you haven’t already done so, you may want to throw some simple logic into your equation deposition.
Moral (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/moral): of, pertaining to, or concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong;
ethical: moral attitudes.
Ethical (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ethical): pertaining to or dealing with morals or the principles of morality; pertaining to right and wrong in conduct.
But perhaps it's an absence of morality that leads to same gender attraction?
At that point, you ask them to prove such a connection, and be specific:
How is same-gender attraction, in and of itself, a “moral” issue?
How is the desire to love and be loved by a member of the same gender an “ethical” issue?
What you’ve already written here, if expounded on, would seem to be enough to convince any impartial entity---judge-wise or other-wise---that as a father, you have been nothing but “moral” in your position to keep your kids safe.
Be confident in your ability to share how you feel about the welfare of your kids.
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