Another Life Lost To Hatred And Bigotry.

  • Guy2010

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    Jul 20, 2010 8:10 PM GMT
    http://prideinutah.com/?tag=todd-ransom

    Another life has been lost to the hatred, bigotry and prejudice of the Mormon Church. Todd Ransom, 28, of Utah took his life this morning after a lifetime of persecution, leaving behind a note reading “Sunrise – Accept This Offering.”
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    Jul 20, 2010 9:45 PM GMT
    Aww How sad he was so cute and adorable I wish I would have met him before he made the decision to take his life icon_sad.gif I would have given him all my love and friendship ♥
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    Jul 20, 2010 9:52 PM GMT
    Ridiculous. The "Church" did nothing to this young man. The article very well could have said Sesame Street causes man's suicide b/c Bert and Ernie were stuck in the closet. Would you then randomly ascribe his death to PBS?

    His family members and/or neighbors may have been assholes and potentially members of the mormon church. The fact he committed suicide is awful, but it is not simply the fault of his being a member of his church. Mental problems, physical, sexual or other abuse may also have been factors. Let's not use someones last desperate act to vilify an organization that we may disagree with because they are political powerhouses that oppose the gay agenda.
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    Jul 20, 2010 9:53 PM GMT
    RST2009 saidRidiculous. The "Church" did nothing to this young man. The article very well could have said Sesame Street causes man's suicide b/c Bert and Ernie were stuck in the closet. Would you then randomly ascribe his death to PBS?

    His family members and/or neighbors may have been assholes and potentially members of the mormon church. The fact he committed suicide is awful, but it is not simply the fault of his being a member of his church. Mental problems, physical, sexual or other abuse may also have been factors. Let's not use someones last desperate act to vilify an organization that we may disagree with because they are political powerhouses that oppose the gay agenda.


    ...said the "hidden member."

    BTW...What's the "Gay Agenda?" I've been gay all my life and have yet to receive a copy.
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    Jul 20, 2010 9:59 PM GMT
    Actually I'm a member who is tired of all the whinging boys on this site. The gay agenda is that of bitching without action, constant self-victimization, and blame-laying on others for all that is wrong with life.

    What are your thoughts on this topic? or is your "clever" quip meant to somehow belittle my opinion thus relieving you from staying on topic?

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    Jul 20, 2010 10:00 PM GMT
    RST2009 said...Let's not use someones last desperate act to vilify an organization that we may disagree with because they are political powerhouses that oppose the gay agenda.


    Yes, instead we should commend them for the support they've shown gay causes, the "therapy" they put parishioners in who are gay, and the positive impact they have on families who have gay children.

    Vilify is the perfect thing to do, until they change. Gays are here to stay. A repressive, bigoted Mormon church will either adapt to that fact or get eaten up by Scientologists.
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    Jul 20, 2010 10:00 PM GMT
    RST2009 saidRidiculous. The "Church" did nothing to this young man. The article very well could have said Sesame Street causes man's suicide b/c Bert and Ernie were stuck in the closet. Would you then randomly ascribe his death to PBS?

    His family members and/or neighbors may have been assholes and potentially members of the mormon church. The fact he committed suicide is awful, but it is not simply the fault of his being a member of his church. Mental problems, physical, sexual or other abuse may also have been factors. Let's not use someones last desperate act to vilify an organization that we may disagree with because they are political powerhouses that oppose the gay agenda.



    Did you grow up in the Mormon church? Because I did, and I can tell you that they condemn homosexuals in every possible way. Before I realized that religion is something made up by men to control other men, I fully believed that I was an abomination and an offense to God. Suicidal thoughts quickly follow these feelings.

    I don't know the story behind this unfortunate kid, but I assure you that if he was in a strict Mormon family, that had some influence on his suicide.
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    Jul 20, 2010 10:01 PM GMT
    This is so sad. icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 20, 2010 10:03 PM GMT
    RST2009 saidActually I'm a member who is tired of all the whinging boys on this site. The gay agenda is that of bitching without action, constant self-victimization, and blame-laying on others for all that is wrong with life.

    What are your thoughts on this topic? or is your "clever" quip meant to somehow belittle my opinion thus relieving you from staying on topic?



    Well you cant say its the gay people's fault that we get demonised, or the prostitute's fault that she gets demonised, or the members of other religions, or foreigners in America, or black people and jews in maerica, or anything that gets "hated" in society for that matter....

    But yes, its true that in general we cant blame others for not taking a stand, and the gay agenda is about that: taking a stand against oppression and tyranny... and why else does the US exist??? icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 20, 2010 10:05 PM GMT
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    Jul 20, 2010 10:08 PM GMT
    How sad ... how very very sad
    For someone to have to take the choice of death because of someone else's views on religion
    I hope he finds peace
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    There is an online vigil that's been set up for him
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=114051518644369&ref=mf
    Hopefully this may shine a light on the problem of how intolerant religions are and how evil they can be

    As far as our hidden member goes .... keep skulking around the darkened corners
    Suits you
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    Jul 20, 2010 10:08 PM GMT
    fucking horrible.

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    Jul 20, 2010 10:16 PM GMT
    I have known a few young guys that were brought up in the Mormon faith and though they are presently in their late twenties/early thirties, they are still dealing with the fact they had to choose being who they are or their family & friends. It's wretched religion can be so ugly.
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    Jul 20, 2010 10:21 PM GMT
    God bless the hearts and the souls who are grieving
    For those who have left, for those who are leaving;
    God bless each perishing body and mind,
    God bless all creatures remaining behind.


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    Jul 20, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
    RST2009 saidRidiculous. The "Church" did nothing to this young man. The article very well could have said Sesame Street causes man's suicide b/c Bert and Ernie were stuck in the closet. Would you then randomly ascribe his death to PBS?

    His family members and/or neighbors may have been assholes and potentially members of the mormon church. The fact he committed suicide is awful, but it is not simply the fault of his being a member of his church. Mental problems, physical, sexual or other abuse may also have been factors. Let's not use someones last desperate act to vilify an organization that we may disagree with because they are political powerhouses that oppose the gay agenda.


    I agree to some extent. Mental illness is very complex. Although surely some have taken their life because of persecution and discrimination from the church, many more have over-come such discrimination, left their fundamentalist churches/family, and are now healthy.

    This individual most likely had many depressive issues/traits. This does not absolve the LDS, Roman Catholic Church, and other fundamentalist religions from their hateful actions and tactics. But for someone to take their life... there was most likely more to this story than a hateful religion.
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    Jul 20, 2010 11:22 PM GMT
    RST2009 saidActually I'm a member who is tired of all the whinging boys on this site. The gay agenda is that of bitching without action, constant self-victimization, and blame-laying on others for all that is wrong with life.

    What are your thoughts on this topic? or is your "clever" quip meant to somehow belittle my opinion thus relieving you from staying on topic?




    *sneezing* (full of SHIT!)