Originally Posted by SophieLaFontaine
If it was more extreme in my family, it would be like the gays... but my family isn't there yet. They don't reject me or my brother; they just preach at us.
It is annoying and supremely irritating, but it's not hurtful, like I imagine it must be for gays rejected (not welcome) by their families.
But it is like not being allowed to be who we are in peace (without being preached at or witnessed to).
Your post reminded me of something a dear friend of mine always says to me. He is gay, but REALLY struggles with it and is not "out" to most of his friends. Most of my friends have no idea I am not Christian. (I think they just assume I am because I am a decent, loving human being.) Anyway, he always says he'll come out to his friends, when I come out to mine!! I think the analogy is somewhat fitting.