nearly 20 years ago, I was injured by organized religion, and it had nothing to do with my sexuality. I had bought what this particular denomination had been teaching, I went along with what they were trying to sell to me and others, as "the way to God" and all things spiritual. I was working for these particular types of churches, and I must say that in 3 positions as music director, I saw the same thing from the minister and others in charge. None of it was Christian. Much of what they did and said in front of the congregation was for show. What I saw in the offices before and after the services was very different. My last job in that kind of church, I was paid very little (we were eligible for food stamps) and near the end of the first year, the minister decided to get rid of me. (I had a habit of thinking for myself.) After all that was said about me, and done to me, I lost my faith for a while. In addition to that, I lost my song. I literally could not sing for a few years because of the hurt brought on at the hands of christians.
I do have my song back now!
Tolerate one another, just as I have tolerated you.- Jesus Christ?