Religion linked with higher gay teen suicide risk

  • metta

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    Jun 26, 2014 7:26 PM GMT
    Religion linked with higher gay teen suicide risk

    While religion is not necessarily to blame for suicide, the association is 'troubling' according to the study author


    - See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/religion-linked-higher-gay-teen-suicide-risk260614
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    Jun 26, 2014 8:07 PM GMT
    NorthwestBoy1980 said
    metta8 saidReligion linked with higher gay teen suicide risk

    While religion is not necessarily to blame for suicide, the association is 'troubling' according to the study author


    - See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/religion-linked-higher-gay-teen-suicide-risk260614


    Gaystarnews again???? Can you find any impartial sources to push your gay, gay, gay, gay agenda?

    And The Williams Institute doesn't seem all that impartial either.

    As a result I am not troubled about this at all.


    This post is so a la SouthBeach, lol.

    Hate to break it to you dear, but this is actually rather well known news. While it's nice to see an article on it, it would be a tad dense of a person not to understand the effect of fundie faith on a gay teen. Good grief.
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    Jun 26, 2014 8:11 PM GMT
    NorthwestBoy1980 said
    metta8 saidReligion linked with higher gay teen suicide risk

    While religion is not necessarily to blame for suicide, the association is 'troubling' according to the study author


    - See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/religion-linked-higher-gay-teen-suicide-risk260614


    Gaystarnews again???? Can you find any impartial sources to push your gay, gay, gay, gay agenda?

    And The Williams Institute doesn't seem all that impartial either.

    As a result I am not troubled about this at all.


    Is there a recommended list OK'd by your organization?
    If you don't like it post your own and quit barfing all over this site.

    And if you are "not troubled about this at all" regardless of the news source, if teen suicide doesn't bother you, you need help.
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    Jun 26, 2014 8:54 PM GMT
    Where the fuck did religion spring from, anyway? Keep the people in line? You're not good enough, you need to be better.
    Keep putting your money in the till so that we may continue to do our "good works." When impressionable young gay people are made to feel they are abominations, it is time to draw the line.

    How many people have died in the name of religion?

    Enough.
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    Jun 27, 2014 1:45 AM GMT
    False belief systems...call them religions, cults, myths, etc....are a clear and present danger to us all. Education is key. Leading by example is critical. When someone stands up with a face, a smile, and a full name, and says "I'm gay, and it's o.k." IT SAVES LIVES. Cowering in the closet neither advances understanding, nor helps folks who are suffering. That's why I WILL NEVER BE AN ENABLER TO CLOSET CASES. NEVER.

    In 1969, my gay uncle, then 19, was called a queer by his 1 year younger brother over 4'th of July weekend. He promptly went home, took a 30.06, stuck it his mouth, blew the back of his head all over his bedroom wall, and his mother found him a few hours later. That's why I am the way I am about not empowering closet cases. It's a very harmful thing. No person should ever feel that they are less than and that life is not worth living.

    I've ALWAYS been out. It's not a big deal. I know I'm o.k. and I always let folks know. It's in my Linked In, and my Facebook. You see, I'm Chuck Gudgel; I'm gay; it's o.k.

    LEAD; don't cower. Cowering empowers the ignorant, does not let young folks know they are not alone, and does not advance understanding.
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    Jun 27, 2014 2:21 AM GMT
    You might not like Chuckystud but the guy speaks the truth.
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    Jun 27, 2014 2:27 AM GMT
    Well duh. Religion does more harm than good.
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    Jun 27, 2014 2:30 AM GMT
    water is wet
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    Jun 27, 2014 2:31 AM GMT
    leafgreen saidwater is wet


    joking aside, during my long internal struggle of being gay, i had suicidal thought once, but then I was like nah, Im not smart enough to make it looks like an accident
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    Jun 27, 2014 2:33 AM GMT
    Did northwestboy1980 (SB) get zapped? Here's hoping.
  • waccamatt

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    Jun 27, 2014 2:33 AM GMT
    This doesn't surprise me in the least.
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    Jun 27, 2014 2:33 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidDid northwestboy1980 (SB) get zapped? Here's hoping.


    lol Yep, I reported him as a fake/scammer to Jeff. Bye bye
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    Jun 27, 2014 2:41 AM GMT
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    Art_Deco saidDid northwestboy1980 (SB) get zapped? Here's hoping.

    lol Yep, I reported him as a fake/scammer to Jeff. Bye bye

    Good. You and a few others who have emailed me about him. Sometimes SB is just too obvious, It's like he's flaunting himself at us. I wonder what his next sock will be, because you can be guaranteed he'll return. His obsession with disrupting this site is very weird, if not demented. I'm glad that Admin has apparently figured this out.
  • Joeyphx444

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    Jun 27, 2014 4:11 AM GMT
    Religion isn't the problem, the people who practice it are.

    Teens are killing themselves, for being gay, etc, because no one is helping them or so it seems. Or they don't know how to ask for help. I was never made fun of for being gay in school so it's hard for me to relate. I was out but it wasn't like I walked around telling everyone.

    I'll play both sides-kids should not be tormenting kids for being gay or different. But then again, if you're not gay then you are something else. SO, I think the best thing is to help the victims and equip them with self esteem and power so they don't blow their brains out by being called queer one time
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    Jun 27, 2014 4:13 AM GMT
    "Troubling." LMAO

    In other news, Kevin Bacon linked to the Jabowski family of LaFontaine, Indiana.
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    Jun 27, 2014 4:30 AM GMT
    I thought telling children their sexuality is Satanic was healthy.
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    Jun 27, 2014 4:39 AM GMT
    I'm not sure one can soley blame religion for a link here..

    Being a teenager in today's society is a lot different that it was in the past. With social media, and influence what it is, it's making more and more teens try to measure up with their peers.

    Additionally, with the added ability to be anonymous online, it's continually allowing for the advancement of cyber bullying.

    Now I'm not going to stand around and preach about it, because hey, let's face it. Back in the day my dad used to just beat the crap out of the kid who bullied him, but now, the social aspect makes it a lot more challenging for kids to be comfortable with who they are.

    In Canada, suicide is the second leading cause of preventable death in 10-24 year olds, so, it really casts a shadow of a doubt over the methods we seem to be employing to counter act "bullying" in today's society. - Meaning, that religion alone isn't a deciding factor in suicide of gay teens, but maybe a slight additional strain faced by them - many church's are beginning to accept LGBTQ members as their "mainstream" audiences shrink.

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    Jun 27, 2014 5:18 AM GMT
    GuardComp saidI'm not sure one can soley blame religion for a link here..

    Being a teenager in today's society is a lot different that it was in the past. With social media, and influence what it is, it's making more and more teens try to measure up with their peers.

    Additionally, with the added ability to be anonymous online, it's continually allowing for the advancement of cyber bullying.

    Now I'm not going to stand around and preach about it, because hey, let's face it. Back in the day my dad used to just beat the crap out of the kid who bullied him, but now, the social aspect makes it a lot more challenging for kids to be comfortable with who they are.

    In Canada, suicide is the second leading cause of preventable death in 10-24 year olds, so, it really casts a shadow of a doubt over the methods we seem to be employing to counter act "bullying" in today's society. - Meaning, that religion alone isn't a deciding factor in suicide of gay teens, but maybe a slight additional strain faced by them - many church's are beginning to accept LGBTQ members as their "mainstream" audiences shrink.



    To a certain extent they are, GuardComp,but in a whole lot of ways many denominations aren't.
    This is fine in Canada, as our laws force no religion to perform or recognize a marriage between gay people, any more than a Muslim faith would recognise a couple of Christians. *winks*
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    Jun 27, 2014 6:05 AM GMT
    I grew up Mormon. They loved pushing anti-gay when I was younger. Developed a bunch of self-loathing until I was able to logic my way out of that cult. icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 27, 2014 8:50 AM GMT
    Well, duh. Religion is just a tool for the hegemony of a given society to enforce its ideologies in order to control it. People in power find it useful... Just look at most major societies in history, especially European monarchies. It enforced the, I'm chosen by god so don't rebel against me divine right of kings bs, slavery, conquest, and more.



    From history class >.>
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    Jun 27, 2014 9:03 AM GMT
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    Jun 27, 2014 10:02 AM GMT
    metta8 saidReligion linked with higher gay teen suicide risk
    Well duh.
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    Jun 27, 2014 10:57 AM GMT
    UTTER NONSENSE.
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    Jun 27, 2014 11:40 AM GMT
    CDAVIS saidUTTER NONSENSE.
    Says the guy with only one faceless pic, and a profile that specifies cam or hookup only...typical of the religiously oppressed.
  • theob

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    Jun 27, 2014 2:31 PM GMT
    Gay people who stick with religion truly perplex me. Religion has told you you're a horrible abomination ever since the day you were born, and you want to find a way to reconcile with it? It's almost akin to Stockholm syndrome. I implore you. Don't sleep with your captor. Run, run, and then run some more.

    Anything that promotes a lack of critical thinking is a clear and present danger to society. The world's scientists could never decide one day that gay people are horrible and must be oppressed, but religious people can look through their tiny book and find some passage to interpret in whatever way they please. It's a truly terrifying prospect.

    When we don't have scientists and educators fighting superstition, we end up living in a world where earthquakes and droughts are blamed on anything out of the ordinary (that means homos). If you made it out of this mess alive, thank a teacher, thank a biologist, thank a journalist who fought to hold back the tide of religious nonsense just waiting to rush in and destroy your rights.

    I believe that each and every one of us is a survivor of religious oppression. We should be incredibly grateful for the lives we get to live today.