e p i d e m i c

This is the response post I promised to the post I just reblogged entitled, The New Club in Town…

I had to tell myself to take a deep breath and really analyze what I was going to write about this post before I hit the ‘reblog’ button. Impulse decisions are something that I have a problem with sometimes, but I’ve been trying to work on that. Anyway, let me just start by saying that this post makes me very, very sad. However, it also spurs many thoughts that I want to share with you.
I guess what I want to say right at the start is that to me, this really is personal, and not in the self-deprecating way that the author may have used that phrase. This truly is personal to me. I have read many articles like this, and nothing good comes out of them, unless, of course, you consider gay teens struggling with how their identity and faith fit together committing suicide or falling into deep depression count. Like last time, I truly believe that the authors of articles like these have the best intentions, but the results don’t always line up. Let me unpack what I think about this post and why it’s a dangerous way to think and to teach. Continue reading “e p i d e m i c”