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More Videos Like This One, Please

Jim Burroway

October 20th, 2010

From a straight (albeit sometimes questioning) Christian young man:

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Warren Throckmorton responds:

This video is a direct challenge to far right observers who believe the distress felt by many young people is due to their sexual orientation. This young man identifies as straight and yet reports repeated harassment due to perceptions that he was gay.

I believe that observation is in rebuttal to people like Tony Perkins, who blamed the recent rash of suicides on the kids’ sexual orientation in a Washington Post op-ed. By the way, the controversey over that op-ed continues to reverberate.

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TampaZeke
October 20th, 2010 | LINK

If there is a group of people that Christianists fear and despise more than the gays, it’s people like this thoughtful, articulate, intelligent, outspoken Christian.

David C.
October 20th, 2010 | LINK

And of course, we can count on the usual NOM mouthpiece to ask how her anti-gay rhetoric could possibly have anything to do with gay teen suicide. (Be prepared for the usual litany of distortions and cherry picked, stale statistics.)

Much more appropriate (and far less affirming of NOM’s tactics) statistics can be found here.

Paul in Canada
October 21st, 2010 | LINK

Simply, wow! I hope, truly hope, this young man represents the thinking of the next christianist generation. If so, Christianity may actually have a chance of revival and relevance in the future.

In the meantime, could someone please send a link for this video to Tony Perkins and ask him to respond to this young mans story?

Ben in Oakland
October 21st, 2010 | LINK

The “reverberate” link doesn’t seem to work.

Maurice Lacunza
October 21st, 2010 | LINK

That was quite a moving speech. We do need more people like him. Thanks for sharing this.

Lael
October 21st, 2010 | LINK

I found Regan’s comment on that page to be more interesting than even the video. The video is good and important but Regan’s pointing out of religious accountability is the best I have seen. I would suggest reading it and using it when needed in discussions.

Regan DuCasse
October 21st, 2010 | LINK

Thanks Lael, I was trying to get a message to Dr. Throckmorton, who I have butted heads with in the past.
Your response is appreciated.

Edward
October 21st, 2010 | LINK

Thank you for the links to email Congress and Senator Representatives. I have emailed my Congressman and both of my Senators for my state about the DADT issue. I am just one voice but let’s make all of our voices shout out. I am 55 and a proud gay man. I hope to see the repeal of this awful law in my remaining lifetime.

Kate
October 21st, 2010 | LINK

Awesome message; thoughtful and insightful…thanks for sharing that – I really do hope this young man represents the future of Christian attitudes toward the LGBTQ people in their schools and churches. It seems a long way off right now, but it gives me hope.

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