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Testimony

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I was raised in Texas as an Episcopalian. I do not recall any mention of homosexuality in that church nor indeed in any religious context. However, there was a great deal of negativity aimed at "queers" from the public in general. To avoid being ostracized, locked up or killed, one stayed in the closet. Being branded a queer was the… Read more »

Testimony

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In 1969 the man I was in love with was killed in an automobile accident. I was not a Christian Scientist at the time — actually was Assistant Organist at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and was an Episcopalian (the church that ordained the gay Bishop — who incidentally will be the preacher at the Pride Service at Old South… Read more »

How, as a heterosexual, I overcame the “culture” of homophobic thinking

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I grew up in the midwest. I guess it was during a time of “if you’re different from us we can make fun of you”. I know that along with my friends we would pick on the “queers”. Was it because they made us uncomfortable? That they were “different”? I don’t know. It was the accepted thing. Funny thing is… Read more »

Neither Gay nor Straight

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The revelation which came to Mary Baker Eddy included the vision that gender, or sexuality, is a human concept, a limited perception of individual identity. Gender… is a quality, not of God, but a characteristic of mortal mind (Science and Health 305). Masculine, feminine, and neuter genders are human concepts (S&H 516). Look long enough, and you see male and… Read more »

Over the Rainbow – Annual Conference 2001

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Our 18th Annual Conference October 18, 2001 The 18th Annual Conference of Emergence International was held beginning October 18, 2001, and ending October 21, 2001. The theme for the conference was "Over the Rainbow." The tropical paradise of Key West Florida hosted our annual conference. Meetings were held on the top floor meeting area of the fabulous La Concha Hotel… Read more »

So My Nature is Complete

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Mary Baker Eddy, General Collectanea, pg. 73 This is my support, that the male and female natures are equally expressed, coexistent in me. This is the way that I exist and is the reason I never lack. It is because I am of the nature of infinite completeness; there is never anything in my experience in which the male and… Read more »

If God is really Mother and loves us…

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From the Christian Science Lesbian Connection newsletter One thing I learned from my Sunday School teachers was how to gain new insight into Bible and Science and Health passages by substituting words. For example, whenever it says "God," we can change it to "Mind" or "Love" or "Our Creator" or "The Almighty." Another example: wherever it says "man," it's meaningful… Read more »