"I don't think that sounds stupid. Or if it is stupid, it's a form of stupidity that I can identify with. I had so much sex related guilt put on me by church and church school that when I was an early teen and got a heat rash, I thought…"
"Part of the reason I became a Christian and later an SDA was that I had some bisexual experiences in the late 70s when I was young. Shortly after that, the AIDS epidemic exploded. I spent several years in a state of sheer terror, and I thought that…"
"Hi all. I hope things are going well for everyone. I'm an ex SDA, and an LGBT supporter. I have an atheist podcast, Facts Before Faith. We're going to be talking about the Supreme Court's DOMA hearings soon.
I'd love to hear…"
"It is nice to see an LGBT presence here. Not many can completely understand what it is like to be raised SDA and be who we are. I am transgendered am just beginning to live my life free of religion and the gender identity that I have been at odds…"
"While I am not quite ready to define my sexuality I am questioning. I grew up in a conservative SDA family and attended SDA schooling my entire life. . I am still trying to recover from being taught that homosexuality is an…"
"Jerry, thank you for this post! I'm glad to be here with you and others in this group. I've looked for a long time for an online X-SDA group NOT talking about how they saw the light and ditched SDA's because their buybull study led…"
"I had my first lesbian experience when I was a colporteur the summer after academy with another colporteur. (Colporteuring was selling expensively bound copies of Ellen's books door to door. It was very common back in the day as a way to earn $…"
"Thanks for sharing. It's nice to hear other peoples' stories.
Being gay (bisexual, really) was what saved me from being stuck in the church forever. It's the usual story: I knew there was something different about me from a young age,…"
"I was raised Vegetarian & mostly Vegan. After leaving Adventism I did dabble in some occasional meat eating before becoming a Vegetarian again mostly because of my increasing identification as an Animal Rights Activist."
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