Evangelical who lived for a year as gay

  • tazzari

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    Oct 13, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    Might be a good one to show to your fundie friends:

    “Timothy Kurek, a graduate of the evangelical Liberty University, decided to 'walk in the shoes' of a gay man and emerged with his faith strengthened

    “Timothy Kurek grew up hating homosexuality. As a conservative Christian deep in America's Bible belt, he had been taught that being gay was an abomination before God. He went to his right-wing church, saw himself as a soldier for Christ and attended Liberty University, the "evangelical West Point".
    “But when a Christian friend in a karaoke bar told him how her family had kicked her out when she revealed she was a lesbian, Kurek began to question profoundly his beliefs and religious teaching. Amazingly, the 26-year-old decided to "walk in the shoes" of a gay man in America by pretending to be homosexual.”
    For the whole story, please see:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/13/bible-belt-conservative-year-gay
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 13, 2012 5:11 PM GMT
    I heard about him on Fox news, of all places (they had it on at the gym I used to go to, otherwise I might've missed it, haha). It was a cool to see how the experiement changed his mind about the gay community. It made me think that people will come around, as they realize there's nothing to fear; we make good neighbors.
  • tazzari

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    Oct 13, 2012 5:16 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI heard about him on Fox news, of all places (they had it on at the gym I used to go to, otherwise I might've missed it, haha). It was a cool to see how the experiement changed his mind about the gay community. It made me think that people will come around, as they realize there's nothing to fear; we make good neighbors.


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    Oct 13, 2012 5:20 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI heard about him on Fox news, of all places (they had it on at the gym I used to go to, otherwise I might've missed it, haha). It was a cool to see how the experiement changed his mind about the gay community. It made me think that people will come around, as they realize there's nothing to fear; we make good neighbors.


    I think we would make good neighbors! lol1-onion-head-emoticon.gif?1292862512


    You would be the atheist and I would be the theist and together we would make hot steamy stuff together. +D

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