Prayers For Bobby

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    Feb 21, 2016 3:30 AM GMT
    Hello Guys

    Just now, I watched in my opinion a spectacular movie about parents, religion and homosexuality, is the Miss Mary Griffith's story a Protestant Christian mother whose son Bobby Griffith commited suicide after being censored by she and all his family.

    That movie really made me mourn because the mother really loved her son but she with wrong ideas about God and the Holly Bible and social taboos, lost sadly to a wonderfull and great person and endly she learned that God loves and accept to everybody without import his condicion because the important is be a good person and don't hurt or don't damage to anybody.

    I like Catholic, Latin American and belonging to a conservative family and living in a Spanish Country, had my problems too when part of my loved ones noticed my homosexuality, and I had the same questions about God, Society and Relationships, besides, I was raised by my grandmother and for her was very hard when I confessed because he is very devoted and really conservative, but she was accepting it little by little.

    But the movie make us think about all that guys that are not accepted by his families, friends and society and who are spineless like Bobby and it make us feel very sad thinking in the closed mind of the people and how hard its live like us think about is correct.

    I like a young and a son, like give them a tip to guys: Don't be affraid and let of think about the suicide like a solution, is hard to begining and will have many problems but the important is the person quality that we are.

    to parents: accept and support to your children, listen their reasons and that they want and they feel and so will can help them.

    About God, no fear, God is love and after not hurt anyone and have a clear conscience free about hates and nocive thinking, he love and he help to everybody.

    Enjoy the life and I wait you can watch the movie and be identified with it.

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    Feb 21, 2016 3:33 AM GMT
    That movie is the only movie I've ever watched that made me cry. In fact, I almost killed myself after watching it, with a suicide note to my mom saying she needs to watch it (she still thinks I'm going to hell for being gay). It took a formerly-prominent RJ member to pull me out of that slump.
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    Feb 21, 2016 3:46 AM GMT
    There was a long thread about it when the movie first came out. I think about it every time I drive over that bridge.
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    Feb 21, 2016 3:46 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidThat movie is the only movie I've ever watched that made me cry. In fact, I almost killed myself after watching it, with a suicide note to my mom saying she needs to watch it (she still thinks I'm going to hell for being gay). It took a formerly-prominent RJ member to pull me out of that slump.


    Paul, your mother soon or later will realize about the marvelous and very good son that you are and he will open her mind, besides, think in all the people that love you and the great human being you are each day moreicon_biggrin.gif

    Suicide is not the solution for anybody, and you can continue believing in God but to your way, cultivating good and amending the bad actions, and especially, you deserve a man who love you and accept you all the time.

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    Feb 21, 2016 3:50 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidThere was a long thread about it when the movie first came out. I think about it every time I drive over that bridge.


    Uy, that must be some frightening, pass and think in that happened.icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 21, 2016 4:26 AM GMT
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    paulflexes saidThat movie is the only movie I've ever watched that made me cry. In fact, I almost killed myself after watching it, with a suicide note to my mom saying she needs to watch it (she still thinks I'm going to hell for being gay). It took a formerly-prominent RJ member to pull me out of that slump.


    Paul, your mother soon or later will realize about the marvelous and very good son that you are and he will open her mind, besides, think in all the people that love you and the great human being you are each day moreicon_biggrin.gif

    Suicide is not the solution for anybody, and you can continue believing in God but to your way, cultivating good and amending the bad actions, and especially, you deserve a man who love you and accept you all the time.

    There is more to it than that. Call me and I will explain. It is very difficult to have a family that does not understand.
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    Feb 21, 2016 4:42 AM GMT
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    calima said
    paulflexes saidThat movie is the only movie I've ever watched that made me cry. In fact, I almost killed myself after watching it, with a suicide note to my mom saying she needs to watch it (she still thinks I'm going to hell for being gay). It took a formerly-prominent RJ member to pull me out of that slump.


    Paul, your mother soon or later will realize about the marvelous and very good son that you are and he will open her mind, besides, think in all the people that love you and the great human being you are each day moreicon_biggrin.gif

    Suicide is not the solution for anybody, and you can continue believing in God but to your way, cultivating good and amending the bad actions, and especially, you deserve a man who love you and accept you all the time.

    There is more to it than that. Call me and I will explain. It is very difficult to have a family that does not understand.


    Whatever, let me know, I am for listen you, support you and advise you.
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    Feb 21, 2016 4:56 AM GMT
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    mindgarden saidThere was a long thread about it when the movie first came out. I think about it every time I drive over that bridge.


    Uy, that must be some frightening, pass and think in that happened.icon_sad.gif


    Well, back when that happened, it was an industrial district. Lonely and dark at night. Now it's gentrified. The warehouses converted to expensive lofts. Clubs and trendy shops at street level. Crowds of happy people.

    Maybe there's an analogy there. Maybe not.
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    Feb 21, 2016 1:44 PM GMT
    calima said
    paulflexes said
    calima said
    paulflexes saidThat movie is the only movie I've ever watched that made me cry. In fact, I almost killed myself after watching it, with a suicide note to my mom saying she needs to watch it (she still thinks I'm going to hell for being gay). It took a formerly-prominent RJ member to pull me out of that slump.


    Paul, your mother soon or later will realize about the marvelous and very good son that you are and he will open her mind, besides, think in all the people that love you and the great human being you are each day moreicon_biggrin.gif

    Suicide is not the solution for anybody, and you can continue believing in God but to your way, cultivating good and amending the bad actions, and especially, you deserve a man who love you and accept you all the time.

    There is more to it than that. Call me and I will explain. It is very difficult to have a family that does not understand.


    Whatever, let me know, I am for listen you, support you and advise you.
    Thank you for talking last night. You truly are a sweet and caring person. I look forward to seeing you here in the US someday. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 21, 2016 5:17 PM GMT
    Amazing program when it came out. I have the DVD and I think it was excellent. I agree, I can't think of anyone who is gay or gay friendly who wouldn't be moved by this movie. I can't imagine what life must have been like for Bobby back in the early 80's with societal views at the time. I have no doubt he would be thrilled with the impact of his story on others.
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    Feb 21, 2016 6:47 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    calima said
    paulflexes said
    calima said
    paulflexes saidThat movie is the only movie I've ever watched that made me cry. In fact, I almost killed myself after watching it, with a suicide note to my mom saying she needs to watch it (she still thinks I'm going to hell for being gay). It took a formerly-prominent RJ member to pull me out of that slump.


    Paul, your mother soon or later will realize about the marvelous and very good son that you are and he will open her mind, besides, think in all the people that love you and the great human being you are each day moreicon_biggrin.gif

    Suicide is not the solution for anybody, and you can continue believing in God but to your way, cultivating good and amending the bad actions, and especially, you deserve a man who love you and accept you all the time.

    There is more to it than that. Call me and I will explain. It is very difficult to have a family that does not understand.


    Whatever, let me know, I am for listen you, support you and advise you.
    Thank you for talking last night. You truly are a sweet and caring person. I look forward to seeing you here in the US someday. icon_biggrin.gif


    Paul, we could talk each night, you are too a comprehensive and sensitive person and I like it, when I turn to travel to USA, I will visit you. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 21, 2016 6:50 PM GMT
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    calima said
    mindgarden saidThere was a long thread about it when the movie first came out. I think about it every time I drive over that bridge.


    Uy, that must be some frightening, pass and think in that happened.icon_sad.gif


    Well, back when that happened, it was an industrial district. Lonely and dark at night. Now it's gentrified. The warehouses converted to expensive lofts. Clubs and trendy shops at street level. Crowds of happy people.

    Maybe there's an analogy there. Maybe not.


    Some of the bobby's spirit may had stay in that bridge, I am sure and it could be for teaching some to the people. His essence is present there.
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    Feb 21, 2016 6:53 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidAmazing program when it came out. I have the DVD and I think it was excellent. I agree, I can't think of anyone who is gay or gay friendly who wouldn't be moved by this movie. I can't imagine what life must have been like for Bobby back in the early 80's with societal views at the time. I have no doubt he would be thrilled with the impact of his story on others.


    Yes, is a movie to make concience and is an exaple for many guys for they can see the beautiful side of life before go to suicide.

    Inclusive in the modern society and in the most free country have many conservative and closed mind families and people like in the 80's, the secret to us is be be faithful to what we want. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 21, 2016 7:12 PM GMT
    I was just saying to a long-time friend of mine who was a house guest this weekend, can you imagine having had a Mother who did not love you unconditionally?

    Very sad.
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    Feb 21, 2016 7:26 PM GMT
    bon_pan saidI was just saying to a long-time friend of mine who was a house guest this weekend, can you imagine having had a Mother who did not love you unconditionally?

    Very sad.


    Yes, it is extremely sad because seem if the people who say love in really love more the appariences. icon_neutral.gif
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    Feb 21, 2016 8:22 PM GMT
    calima said
    paulflexes said
    calima said
    paulflexes said
    calima said
    paulflexes saidThat movie is the only movie I've ever watched that made me cry. In fact, I almost killed myself after watching it, with a suicide note to my mom saying she needs to watch it (she still thinks I'm going to hell for being gay). It took a formerly-prominent RJ member to pull me out of that slump.


    Paul, your mother soon or later will realize about the marvelous and very good son that you are and he will open her mind, besides, think in all the people that love you and the great human being you are each day moreicon_biggrin.gif

    Suicide is not the solution for anybody, and you can continue believing in God but to your way, cultivating good and amending the bad actions, and especially, you deserve a man who love you and accept you all the time.

    There is more to it than that. Call me and I will explain. It is very difficult to have a family that does not understand.


    Whatever, let me know, I am for listen you, support you and advise you.
    Thank you for talking last night. You truly are a sweet and caring person. I look forward to seeing you here in the US someday. icon_biggrin.gif


    Paul, we could talk each night, you are too a comprehensive and sensitive person and I like it, when I turn to travel to USA, I will visit you. icon_wink.gif
    Sounds good! Looking forward to talking with you tonight.
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    Feb 22, 2016 3:01 PM GMT
    bon_pan saidI was just saying to a long-time friend of mine who was a house guest this weekend, can you imagine having had a Mother who did not love you unconditionally?

    Very sad.


    Unconditional love from a family member/parent? Good deal if you have it. Foreign concept (the parent part) to me and easily half of my gay and straight buds for that matter. Happily my parents approval or my family members presence in my life was never important to me. We are all very different people.

    Haven't seen this movie since it was released. Very sad. Worthy of a rewatch for sure.
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    Feb 22, 2016 6:36 PM GMT
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    bon_pan saidI was just saying to a long-time friend of mine who was a house guest this weekend, can you imagine having had a Mother who did not love you unconditionally?

    Very sad.


    Unconditional love from a family member/parent? Good deal if you have it. Foreign concept (the parent part) to me and easily half of my gay and straight buds for that matter. Happily my parents approval or my family members presence in my life was never important to me. We are all very different people.

    Haven't seen this movie since it was released. Very sad. Worthy of a rewatch for sure.


    My "unconditional love" Mother pretty much wrote off my sociopath sister after she embezzled money from her and slandered her at the job she got her where she worked when sister was down and out.

    Some really great people end up with shitty kids. Some really shitty people end up with great kids. And some people should never have had children.
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    Feb 25, 2016 1:01 AM GMT
    A wrenchingly sad movie. It need not be that way.