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Bluefire

228d

Is there anyone else here that is religious (I'm non-traditional christian) and lgbtq? I get literal depression and feelings of being isolated because I feel like I'm not accepted by lgbtq friends I've had, and I can't ever open up to religious people either. It's hard, and I just want to know if I'm alone.

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    • Karlie2000

      197d

      I am lesbian and a devout Christian, but I take the "Side B" view, so it's a little different. It is very isolating, though.

    • Karlie2000

      197d

      I am lesbian and a devout Christian, but I take the "Side B" view, so it's a little different. It is very isolating, though.

    • Pickle607

      220d

      I'm both and I've had and are having the same struggles 😥💕

    • Riskymoose

      221d

      I am both religious and lbgtq. It's hard, I get crap from my lbgtq friends about being religious and same from people in my religion about being lbgtq. But I've come to a good place with my higher power that They accept me for who I am and love me and that people have no place to be judging me. It gets hard, but getting that closer relationship with my higher power really helped.

      • Bluefire

        219d

        @Riskymoose God bless, even if you might not believe in the same God I do, I'm sorry that people are so quick to isolate and leave people like you and me lonely. You've got this and I'm happy you're finding peace

    • skellymumma

      221d

      I am both and I found it hard but also that if I don't say anything than they can't judge more so when end of the day who I love isn't anything they need to worry about

    • OddPilot

      225d

      Me! I really relate. It’s a challenging journey. 💜 Much love for you my friend.

    • hydroepilepic21

      225d

      I'm elca Lutheran, and I'm pretty involved in my church, yet I don't think we've had anyone in the LGBTQ community join/visit the church I go to. I dont know how the congregation or even pastor would react if it happens. It's only a matter of time, honestly, in my opinion.

    • Zebrapotato37659

      226d

      God is with you always and will NEVER leave you and no matter who you are and no matter who you like/love. God forgives everyone of all sins if you ask for His forgiveness. We are ALL God’s children no matter straight or lgbtq+ No matter if you are they/them or she/her or anything just know that God loves you and is with you always and He will always love you!! ✝️

      • Bluefire

        226d

        @Zebrapotato37659 I am aware of that, have loved Jesus since I was little, but thanks for showing me that others still believe he loves me no matter who I am.

    • Michael89

      227d

      My brother. I am not gay but my brother is gay and deeply Christian.

      • Bluefire

        226d

        @Michael89 at least I'm not alone

        • Michael89

          223d

          @Bluefire I hope everything goes well my friend.

    • RockStarr369

      227d

      I’m a former Muslim and Christian. I lost all my uni friends and remain largely isolated. It’s hard to find acceptance amongst religious folks especially if you have a mental disorder.

      • Bluefire

        226d

        @RockStarr369 I hope all goes well, God loves you

    • tigershark98

      228d

      I am, I personally haven’t had any problems for it with other LGBT people but I live in a rural state where more people are probably religious regardless of orientation. I grew up as an atheist (a “soft” atheist but one nonetheless) and was rejected by peers & adults because of that. I only became religious about a year ago. But I definitely understand not opening up to other religious people. I’m tired of having people be nice to my face, then compare people like us to “dog feces” behind my back. Or “friends” bitching to my face about how “the queers and the Freemasons are sacrificing children to the devil in Washington DC to harvest their adrenaline…” knowing that I’m LBGT and that my family has been Masons for generations and then accusing me of being “one of them” when I don’t hide my annoyance/fear well enough.

      • tigershark98

        228d

        @tigershark98 I know our experiences probably are pretty different since I didn’t grow up religious, but there are definitely other religious LGBT people and you are not alone, that’s the more important thing than me rambling. There must be communities online or in person that could help you have more of a sense of belonging too

        • Bluefire

          228d

          @tigershark98 I'm sorry you went through so much lashing and distrust, but I do also day thank you so much for making me feel less like the odd one out 💙

      • tigershark98

        228d

        @tigershark98 * made a typo I meant LGBT

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