Posts tagged ‘mormons’

November 6, 2010

Yet another death from religious pressure.

Eric Ethington of Pride in Utah has posted another disturbing article about the death of a young man whose was led to kill himself because of a conflict with his family’s religion. In this case it was mormonism ( I still refuse to capitalize it) the same church that raised my blood pressure every time I watched 8: the mormon proposition.  As Eric points out it is even sadder that the family chose to ignore his sexuality in the obituary. Bullying takes many forms and it has no age limits. Denying someone their natural right to be who they are is reprehensible.

According to friends, Colt had a fight with his father the night before he died over the Mormon faith and his refusal to be a part of it. However, his obituary reads that he was a member of the Mormon church and despite never going on a Mormon mission, the family is asking that donations be made to the Mormon Mission fund. The obituary also never makes any mention that he was gay.

Colt’s family is refusing to let his friends attend the funeral, presumably presided over by a Mormon Bishop, calling it a private family affair.

The Utah LGBT community will remember Colt for who he was. A beautiful, intelligent young man who worked for several years at Try-Angles, beloved by many.

Read more at Pride in Utah.

UPDATE 10/8/10: Eric at Pride in Utah has issued an update on his initial post that you can read here.

October 17, 2010

Things I don’t understand…

I am tired and worked all weekend ( the last 8 days in fact) but I have a sudden urge to do one of those point form machine gun posts. So here we go:

Things I will never understand.

  • Not accepting someone based on preconceived notions or what your religion teaches you.
  • Engaging stupid people in discussions.
  • Not pursuing your passion in life.
  • Sitting silently when injustice is staring you in the face.
  • Rush Limbaugh.
  • Thinking M. Night Shyamalan  has a great film ahead.
  • Falling back on belief as a reason for judging.
  • Why sheep don’t shrink when it rains ( I don’t want to hear about lanolin – that is science – I believe it has nothing to do with it- if you argue with me you are  anti-belief)
  • Why people who only use Windows refuse to try OS X or LINUX/UBUNTU
  • Why my Nokia E-71 does Flash but an iPhone can’t
  • How Rachel Ray managed to get a TV show.
  • Why friends don’t understand why I am not interested in video chatting on Skype when I work on camera and don’t want it in my private life.
  • Squeeze cheese.
  • That the Republicans have wandered so far from their original stances ( see above).
  • Rap music.
  • Glee.
  • Why people give a damn about what others say about them.
  • Facebook friend requests from people you don’t know and who never send a message if you do add them.
  • White socks and black shoes.
  • Brown pants and black shoes ( my Mum ingrained that in me).
  • Not indicating when you are turning.
  • Why Stephen Fry isn’t Sir Stephen Fry.
  • Why stupid people who send me blog comments questioning Spirit Day don’t realize that purple/indigo is a color on the Pride flag representing the enduring spirit of a group that has endured far too much.
  • Why those same people don’t realize that I can just direct any further comments directly to spam.
  • De-alcoholized wine and soya meat.
  • Why christians ( no caps …not really sorry) don’t understand that “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely…”  can apply to their hatred for other groups just as easily. Let’s not start with the muslims and jews. The mormons are a whole separate case of hypocrisy.
  • How I have lasted so long.

The list could go on but I must go to bed. Sweet dreams readers.