I've decided to forgive the Church for the damage dealt me and to move on with my life. There will probably be some further pain and damage control to be done... but, that's what the other cheek is there for, n'est-ce pas ?
In whole, I'm finished being hurt and victimized, and I'm ready to optimistically approach life, modeling such -- hopefully -- after the doctrines as taught in the Bible and, perhaps more specifically, the Book of Mormon.
I really adore the Book of Mormon. The doctrines found therein are really basic and simple... timeless -- meaning, the doctrines are applicable to any time period and any culture, really (there's nothing about women not being allowed to speak or to have their heads uncovered; there's nothing about specific foods one must avoid... in whole, I believe the most core way to live is found within the Book of Mormon).
This blog -- which in the recent past was used to express my hurt -- will now hopefully be a lighthearted account of my life -- the joys, the pains, the ups, the downs, the great adventure life has in store for me as a gay Christian.