I want to write a note to a friend who has been through a rough time and is lashing out at the wrong people. I was your friend when you were gay and nutty. I was your friend when you were ex-gay and a little less nutty. I am still your friend today when you are in overdrive nutty and gay again. My friendship was never predicated on your sexual proclivities.
In the past you were a good guy with some odd ideas. At no time could anyone describe you as anything other than an amicable type with terrible taste in TV and sports teams. I am glad you decided to make a change that you feel brings happiness to your life. The problem is that you rarely talk of the happiness at all while you lash out with the same hateful tones at those who have a different view of scripture.
It would be nice to read a post about finding peace in your new Church that you claim welcomes you. It would be nice to read a post about returning to a community
that you feel at home with. Instead I read a series of over the top rants and mania about fundamentalist Christians.
Homophobia is a real issue, but in most instances of life it is an annoyance at worst. Ultimately, the life you live is a product of the person in the mirror and the choices you make. For the most part homosexuality is not a big deal, especially in big cities. It would be a nicer place if people would show you human dignity, but only you can make yourself happy. Sometimes, even in the big city I am shocked by the hostility of black women towards gay men. I was floored when a few female coworkers called an applicant a faggot. The same people would have one killed for using the N word. I wish people would not use slurs and I do not do so myself. Calling a Troskyite a commie is a statement of fact, not a slur.
Only you can define yourself and make yourself happy. It is time to come back to reality and look at those who disagree with you in the prism of reality. There is no mass movement towards theocracy in this country. Moreover, the most hateful obsessed people on the planet are far leftist with their never ending paranoid manias about cabals, conspiracies and rationalizing terrorists. I did not see a single comment in support of Rev Spitz on this site.
Where are the posts about your happiness in finding acceptance in your local Anglican Church or being comfortable in your own shoes. The person I knew did feel passion, but also had posts with great humor.