I must admit that I have been used and abused over and over again by ministers. The abuse was never physical. It was always mental and emotional. Very little of it had anything to do with my sexual orientation. I’ve seen others experience far worse things then I have. Most of what I experienced all accrued before I was 21 years old. It has been a long and difficult journey trying to find healing from those wounds. I’m still in the process of healing.
That being said I have also had a couple of wonderful experiences with ministers too. My current pastor is so kind and trustworthy. He has helped me learn to trust again, and has truly been a gift from God.
I have always wanted to be a minister. I know it is my “calling”. I think what I have learned most from my experiences is what I do not want to become.
“Deus nobis cerevisiam dedit quia nos felices esse vult” -Benjamin Franklin