Sunday, July 17, 2011

Gender Confusion...Confusion!

I almost walked out of Sacrament Meeting today. Normally I'm not overly sensitive when people bring up gay topics in meetings, but today was different. The whole theme of the meeting was centered on "The Proclamation On The Family", and we had a particularly annoying and ignorant woman give a talk that caused my blood pressure to spike. The first offense was her declaration that basically gay people were "tools of Satan" and that "Satan was clapping his hands with glee" over us. Oh brother!

Then she launched into a diatribe about how gay people are spreading "gender confusion" and causing young people to doubt or to question their gender. What the HELL is "gender confusion" anyway? Where did this idiotic idea come from and why is it being used in the Church? Straight people can be SO CLUELESS!!! Ugh! I don't know of anyone who doesn't know what gender they are, (unless they are intersexed, and even then I think they know which side of the coin they belong to). Transgendered people know what gender they AREN'T but feel they should be. Homosexuality isn't being confused about your gender, its about being attracted to your same gender. I'm not confused at all about either my gender or which gender I'm attracted to (reference picture below).



Anyway, I'm so pissed by this nonsense that I'm seriously thinking of going to Church next week in drag and blaming it all on those satanic gay people who zapped me with the Gender Confusion Ray-gun of Fagginess. Rachael Zoe, I need a look darling... 

13 comments:

Kiley said...

"...blaming it all on those satanic gay people who zapped me with the Gender Confusion Ray-gun of Fagginess."

I LOVED this last paragraph. I was laughing pretty hard and had multiple people staring at me wondering what was going on.

I am sorry that you had to listen to that. Most people aren't that clueless...

Kim Nordyke said...

Once we had to listen to someone in sacrament talk about how homosexuals are all villains, particularly "those lesbians". And how those villains all wanted to destroy the family. Luckily we have a great bishop who stood up after and basically said we need to be more kind to those who are in our congregation and avoid name calling. After sacrament, I had a choice to either thank the bishop or tell the speaker off. I chose to thank the bishop. The speaker would have been clueless anyway.

I'm glad this doesn't happen very often in my ward.

FindingMyWay said...

Love it!!

My gospel doctrine teacher went on and on about homosexuality (not long after Pres. Packer's talk) and finally said, "we should put them all on an island and see how they do." I got up and walked out. My entire bishopric was in that meeting and not ONE of them corrected him. I suppose he was preaching "false doctrine" but what he said was most definitely wrong. That was the proverbial straw. I haven't been back. Not because of that isolated incident, but I just didn't feel safe there anymore. It's sad what some people are allowed to say with supposedly upstanding members of the bishopric listening in. It gives such a bad message to everyone in the congregation, that what this person is saying is acceptable. Hurts us BIG TIME!!!

Good luck in drag. Take a pic - I'd love to see it. :)

Trev said...

Yeah, ha ha, if you really did that you'd have to post a pic. That would be quite the scandal.

*sigh* sometimes these people are malicious, but, really, if you never talk to anyone who's gay and don't experience it yourself, in fairness I don't think it's that difficult to be totally ignorant and clueless about it. What am I going to do about it...

Neal said...

Thanks for the comments.

I did talk to my Bishop about it today, and he was sympathetic but did not offer up any real solutions other than a pledge to try to educate members when he gets the chance.

MY VIEW said...

On the flip side law makers in CA are voting on rather gender and gender identity are the same thing or if they should both be an equaly protected status.I'm sorry you got upset. It is hard.

recover and thrive said...

that was our sacrament meeting topic too, two weeks in a row. a young couple spoke, the wife made me cry and then the husband mentioned a pride parade he saw and the spirit was lost for me. . . but I knew it was just ignorance and was happy I felt hte spirit before he got up to talk.

Neal said...

I think these incidents just highlight the lack of education in the Church on this subject. I can't imagine the effect they must have on gay youth who don't have the maturity or experience to get past the hurt like adults can. No wonder we have such a horrific problem with teen suicide.

Neal said...

OK, so I calmed down a bit and did not go in drag this past Sunday. However, I did wear a VERY gay multicolored striped shirt and a bright purple tie, just to make a statement!

Brazilian guy said...

Please may I recommend that you don´t go to church in drag?! This is exactly what homophobic guys want you to do !! They tease you to a point so that you explode and demonstrate your emotions in a way they will call neurotic immediately. I am a Brazilian senior citizen who happens to be gay and totally closeted. I have simply sacrificed my true feelings in view of the potential social damage that an outing would cause me. The lady in your church can´t even imagine the demon she herself carries inside her but "it" can certainly hurt you badly.
P.S.: English is not my first language so I hope I could make myself clear here.

Neal said...

Brazilian,

Don't worry, I did not go in drag. And yes, I understand why you're in the closet and stay there. I'm there too, except for a few close friends.

Jonathan Adamson said...

I JUST wrote a post on gender! haha. I hate when people think that because I'm gay I want to be a girl... it is so ridiculous! Sadly I kind of reached my breaking point with church. I can't do it anymore. I can't subject myself to that kind of emotional and verbal abuse. People think that gays are just dramatic about how they feel picked on at church... but it happens all the time. So now I just spend my free time on Sundays tearing apart families and bringing on the destruction of society. My end goal is becoming the anti-Christ.

Neal said...

Jonathan,

Perhaps you should change your name to Magog! LOL! Thanks for posting.