Don Gaddis
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Growing Up Gay and Without Religion in the Bible Belt (New Member Intro)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Gaddis Oct 15, 2013. 29 Replies

Greetings and Salutations,My name is Don, an artist and writer residing in the Bible Belt (within a small town just north of Atlanta). I'm a new member and wanted to take a moment to introduce…Continue

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Don Gaddis replied to Don Gaddis's discussion Growing Up Gay and Without Religion in the Bible Belt (New Member Intro)
"Greg, I very much appreciate your warm thoughts.  We will go gayly forward together (joking with you) *smiling.Yes, my youngest nephew will likely be okay in the long run.  He's a smart cookie, so your advice to essentially lead by…"
Oct 15, 2013
Don Gaddis replied to Don Gaddis's discussion Growing Up Gay and Without Religion in the Bible Belt (New Member Intro)
"K. Hughes, Thank you so much for saying that.  *Sending a BIG HUG and much love to you and your grandson : )  Everyone has been so thoughtful, warm, and friendly.Your post made me think of something that happened about a week ago:  My…"
Oct 14, 2013
k.h. ky replied to Don Gaddis's discussion Growing Up Gay and Without Religion in the Bible Belt (New Member Intro)
"Don,  I forgot to add my oldest grandson is gay.  He moved to a larger town during college and is doing great.  You will be fine.  K,"
Oct 13, 2013
Kakumei replied to Don Gaddis's discussion Growing Up Gay and Without Religion in the Bible Belt (New Member Intro)
"Don, I’m totally new here myself and still getting my bearings. But since I’ve got a week or so on you I can welcome you to the board.  When I read stories like yours I feel what I guess is a variant of survivors guilt.…"
Oct 13, 2013
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Don Gaddis replied to Don Gaddis's discussion Growing Up Gay and Without Religion in the Bible Belt (New Member Intro)
"Hi Vivien, Thank you so much for the very warm and well-written response.  Oh gosh... my sis!  This evening my mother and I had dinner with her.  Out of nowhere, my sis started talking about politics and became confrontational in…"
Oct 13, 2013
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"Greetings! Welcome to the site! "
Oct 12, 2013
Vivien E. Zazzau replied to Don Gaddis's discussion Growing Up Gay and Without Religion in the Bible Belt (New Member Intro)
"Hi, Don- I, too, am new to this site. Welcome! First, I'm so glad to learn that you're writing a novel. It's quite obvious, from reading your account, that yours will be a significant contribution to the literature. I grew up in the…"
Oct 8, 2013
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Joan Denoo replied to Don Gaddis's discussion Growing Up Gay and Without Religion in the Bible Belt (New Member Intro)
"Don, your story brings tears to my eyes, even as I realize you are now fully grown and able to create your own life-style. Having been so cruelly treated, I suspect you have compassion that others may not have for those who have been beat down as…"
Oct 7, 2013
Don Gaddis replied to Don Gaddis's discussion Growing Up Gay and Without Religion in the Bible Belt (New Member Intro)
"Joan, Thank you so much for your warm and thoughtful response.  I imagine that you and I could sit down together and swap many, many tales.  Obviously you know this, but it took an incredible amount of bravery and courage for you to get in…"
Oct 7, 2013
Don Gaddis replied to Don Gaddis's discussion Growing Up Gay and Without Religion in the Bible Belt (New Member Intro)
"Hi Pat, I look forward to conversing with you as well.  Thanks for the thoughtful reply and the welcome.  A little island of sanity is what I need! In regard to your brother and sister-in-law's evangelical missionary work, I fear that…"
Oct 7, 2013
Don Gaddis replied to Don Gaddis's discussion Growing Up Gay and Without Religion in the Bible Belt (New Member Intro)
"K. Hughes, Thanks for the reassurances.  Yes, hopefully my sis will mellow out over time.  While I don't see that happening in the immediate future, maybe she'll ease up as time goes by.  Hopefully!  Perhaps I should…"
Oct 7, 2013
booklover replied to Don Gaddis's discussion Growing Up Gay and Without Religion in the Bible Belt (New Member Intro)
"Thanks Don, and that's cool about how you came out as an Atheist to your Mom unexpectedly, and over a bowl of lo mein! :)  ~ Mindy"
Oct 6, 2013
Don Gaddis replied to Don Gaddis's discussion Growing Up Gay and Without Religion in the Bible Belt (New Member Intro)
"Booklover, Pat, and K. Hughes, thank you for the warm welcome also.   Booklover, speaking of Santa... oh gosh, there was a funny, but liberating moment a couple of years ago: It was nearing Christmas.  My mom and I had gone out to eat at…"
Oct 6, 2013
Joan Denoo replied to Don Gaddis's discussion Growing Up Gay and Without Religion in the Bible Belt (New Member Intro)
"Don, welcome to Atheist Nexus and this community of non-believers. You have come to the group that can hear your angst and many of us have similar experiences and understand. I grew up in a violent home, married a violent man and had three children…"
Oct 6, 2013

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At 9:40pm on October 12, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 4:59pm on August 26, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Don       

Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 

You are invited to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 800 discussion topics and 3900 members.

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