metta8 saidBishop Who Voted Against Marriage Equality Comes Out As Gay
"I was a coward… another sin for which I needed forgiveness." - Kevin Kanouse, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
He's a scumbag. He voted against Gay marriage so he's a piece of shit. I hate closet Gays like this. If you hate yourself go commit suicide, why make life horrible for everyone else?
May you find as much compassion in your own life.
I seriously doubt voting against gay marriage in the Lutheran Church made "life horrible for everyone else." Gay Lutherans are still perfectly within their right to travel to a state where it is legal and obtain a civil marriage.
Ummmm yes voting against Gay marriage dies make life horrible for other people. Gay people haven't been able to get married in all 50 states until a month ago so for years life was horrible for people who couldn't marry their loved ones. Anyway using religion as an excuse to be a hateful piece of shit is such a pussy move. The world would be a much better place without these self hating homophobes.
I came out in 1991, against all odds, in a very conservative/redneck/hillbilly state. It was total career suicide. My early 20's ended up being spent at crappy low-paying jobs, drinking too much, and smoking way too much pot, just to handle the pain.
Fortunately things got better, but I can totally understand why someone would wait till the mid-2010's to come out. The only reason I came out is because I ran out of lies about why I couldn't fuck my girlfriends (the celibate till marriage thing doesn't work). Oh and my parents caught me in the act...that's how they found out, after I already had a BF for 3 years.
As a Bishop, it's much easier to stay closeted, yet he decided to commit career suicide to stop living a lie and ask forgiveness for the damage he's done to gays...including himself. He has my heart-felt forgiveness.