I am gay and Jehovah Witness

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    yosisoy posted Mon, 09 Nov 2009 02:01:00 GMT(11/9/2009)

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    Hello, I am Jehovah Witness and gay. I am from Puerto Rico. I would like to know how hard is to leave the organization. I need some help from people who did it.

    Thanks for your help.

    BabaYaga posted Mon, 09 Nov 2009 02:08:00 GMT(11/9/2009)

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    Welcome, Yosisoy... there is plenty of support and information here throughout the forum. You might want to re-think having your personal email on the public forum where spam bots can slam you... you can edit by clicking the pencil on the right of the thread title of your post.

    Welcome!

    AwSnap posted Mon, 09 Nov 2009 02:13:00 GMT(11/9/2009)

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    Welcome. I agree with Baba...you need to take your personal email off this thread within 30 minutes of your posting. If anybody who can help you sees this, they can send you a pm (private message, which is the envelop at the top right, between your name & "logout"). Best wishes.

    yosisoy posted Mon, 09 Nov 2009 02:19:00 GMT(11/9/2009)

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    Thank you.

    AwSnap posted Mon, 09 Nov 2009 02:20:00 GMT(11/9/2009)

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    ....good job. I am not sure I can help you, but again I just wanted to say you are welcome here (and I do think there are some people who can offer support)

    paul from cleveland posted Mon, 09 Nov 2009 02:21:00 GMT(11/9/2009)

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    For starters, read this story. It deeply moved me:

    Growing up a gay Jehovah's Witness (My Life Story)

    http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/jw/experiences/54814/1/Growing-up-a-gay-Jehovahs-Witness-My-Life-Story

    F blondie posted Mon, 09 Nov 2009 02:25:00 GMT(11/9/2009)

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    Here are some websites that could help too:

    http://gayjw.blogspot.com/

    http://www.gayxjw.org/content.php?page=A_Common_Bond

    F chickpea posted Mon, 09 Nov 2009 03:18:00 GMT(11/9/2009)

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    there are facebook groups that
    also have resources for exiting/exited
    LGBTQ JWs.... search ex jehovah's witnesses

    F mouthy posted Mon, 09 Nov 2009 03:33:00 GMT(11/9/2009)

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    Welcome yosisoy Glad you can join us.

    You are not alone....

    Pull up a chair & read all the good advice

    http://exjw.weebly.com/ Mouthy/ Granny/ Grace Gough

    AdaMakawee posted Mon, 09 Nov 2009 03:56:00 GMT(11/9/2009)

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    The A Common Bond website is an excellent start. You'll find lots of help there from others exiting who are also gay. Take care.

    Ada

    Son of Man posted Mon, 09 Nov 2009 04:12:00 GMT(11/9/2009)

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    Hello, I am Jehovah Witness and gay. I am from Puerto Rico. I would like to know how hard is to leave the organization. I need some help from people who did it.

    Thanks for your help.


    No you are not a J.W. if you are gay. The two do not mix. You cannot be Christian and gay, because the bible condemns the practice of men who sleep with men....you are gay is all you can say.

    t.f.d.s.

    M AllTimeJeff posted Mon, 09 Nov 2009 04:16:00 GMT(11/9/2009)

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    yosisoy

    Some consider SonOf to be at the very least, weird.

    My brother was gay, was disfellowshipped, and committed suicide for a lack of support. I am not suggesting you are there, but there is a unique stress on gay Jehovah's Witnesses.

    Please know that since this is the internet, the occasional person who either disagrees with you or is otherwise "weird" will weigh in. Feel free to filter that out so that you can get to the good advice and support you need.

    As far as leaving, it isn't that simple, due to social stigmas attached to being gay, and how much you want to come out. As you feel comfortable, perhaps you can share some general specifics on your situation.

    Nice to make your acquaintance. :)

    M AllTimeJeff posted Mon, 09 Nov 2009 04:23:00 GMT(11/9/2009)

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    yosisoy

    Suffice to say, many are here for you. I will be paying attention should you want to give some more detail. If not, I wish for you wisdom in the decisions you will face.

    M watson posted Mon, 09 Nov 2009 04:42:00 GMT(11/9/2009)

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    Maybe it would have been better if he had said that he was a "homosexual" Jehovah's Witness. There are many homosexual Jehovah's Witnesses. They may not practice the homosexual sex act, but they would tell you that, Yes, they are homosexual.

    John Doe posted Mon, 09 Nov 2009 04:43:00 GMT(11/9/2009)

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    He stated that he was gay, so therefore is practicing it.

    Wrong. That's merely your assertion.

    Of course I understand sin and forgiveness.

    Then how can you make a statement that someone who sins cannot be a christian?

    Yes I speak for GOD, and anyone else that reads the bible can as well. For it is plainly stated that GOD condemns such practice......this is too easy.

    Have you read Romans 14:12? Why don't you read for us James 1: 19-25 and Matthew 7: 1-5?

    M watson posted Mon, 09 Nov 2009 04:47:00 GMT(11/9/2009)

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    JD, he can read those scriptures, but he will have to read over the societies publications before he can comment.

    M AllTimeJeff posted Mon, 09 Nov 2009 04:51:00 GMT(11/9/2009)

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    John Doe posted Mon, 09 Nov 2009 04:52:00 GMT(11/9/2009)

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    Son of Man posted Mon, 09 Nov 2009 04:55:00 GMT(11/9/2009)

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    John Doe posted Mon, 09 Nov 2009 04:56:00 GMT(11/9/2009)

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