Love Affair with an e-Reader is proud to be a part of the "Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia" to bring attention to International Day Against Homophobia (May 17, 2013)!!!
Hi! I'm Susan, one of the reviewers on Love Affair with an e-Reader. I read and review M/M romance books. It is my honor and pleasure to take part in this year's Hop Against Homophobia alongside some of my favorite authors, bloggers, and publishers. Here's my story:
This is not a post about religion…it’s a post about love…
I was also MISERABLE. Guilt, shame, hatred, and never feeling "good enough" consumed me.
While living in San Francisco, I decided to participate in my church's prayer walk in the Castro (gay neighborhood). Armed with Bibles and determination, we walked the streets praying for the "lost". The group I was with ended up getting into an altercation with some gay residents that turned violent both verbally and physically. It was a hate crime. Totally appalled at what I was witnessing, I turned and ran home.
WHAT JUST HAPPENED?
And then it hit me…this monumental revelation…I've been doing it ALL WRONG. God is not fire and brimstone and wrath and hate. GOD IS LOVE. Where the FUCK was the LOVE? In all my years as an active participant in the church, was LOVE ever the motivation…was it ever the goal? And with this simple yet profound understanding, I renounced my guilt. I renounced my shame. I renounced my anger and my hate.
And I opened up my life and my heart to all kinds of people and experiences that I would not have EVER been involved with in the past, and...I let myself LIVE - not under a title of "Christian" but under a mantra of "LOVE".
I've never been happier.
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