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gay baha'i since birth

I was born into the bahai faith, 15 i signed my card, i love my faith except for the fact i am not accepted. i was a sunday school teacher and taught many people. thru dance and teachings and life examples. i am not openly gay in the church because i have seen how for my religion to hate and prejudice against others like me. but yet thats me they are prejudice against. i have attended conferences and lived my life to the best i can. i can no longer be apart of a religion that shunes me. i have given my whole life to the faith and up to this moment am very proud of what i have done and who i am. the pain no one will ever know. the thing i loved the most cant love me for who i am. my parents who loved me for ever until they learned i was gay , then called the police on me for being with my boyfriend of 8 years. suddenly disowned me. for a bahai who was taught to love everyone reguarless of their race, sex, or any difference and to continue to do that for years and then to be all the suddwn a horrible person is wrong. I love all my freinds and i loved my church. i am not a bad person. i am just gay. but i realize now i do not belong and cant belong to a church who cant except me for me.

 

gay baha'i since birth

 

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