I figured out I suffer from a form of PTSD- Christianophobia, Sacramento pastor called for the executions of all gay people

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    May 24, 2016 3:44 AM GMT
    Yes, its true. But not from the usual military

    I get extreme anxiety and stress being around homophobic, people who are republican and or consider themselves "Christian" (family is already inflicted)

    Especially in the workplace, I cant work with, for or around these people, especially management. In order for me to feel safe, I need to know that republicans and or self described Christians in the workplace are not going to harm me or my career.

    I don't know how to cope with these people anymore, what are some remedies and or medications I could take in order to help alleviate my nervousness around these people?

    I am totally serious at this point in my life. Whatever, 12 years of Lutheran, Christian indoctrination did to me, has messed me up for life. These people have already done a number on me, I am not confused as to who I am, I don't have a problem with who I am, I do have a problem with their non acceptance of me, at home, at work, in the world.

    I have come to the conclusion that I suffer PTSD trying to reconcile my life style and sexual orientation with the K-12 years of Christian brainwashing I incurred. I suppose its been part of my "awakening" and finding out the evil truth about this religion and the damage it has caused, I feel so ashamed sometimes being a 'victim' and not knowing it

    With everything in the open now, "us (civil rights) v. them (religious bigotry)" going on, I AM seriously traumatized, I need help, I am stuck in my life. My current career in STEM does not help at all, since its still too homophobic.
    After what has happened to me (too many times discriminated against), I don't think I can go back into the workforce

    I am afraid I could one day be murdered by these people, that is not too far fetched these days, I already feel "excommunicated" from the Christian controlled workforce anyway, I am sort of lost icon_evil.gif


    Anyone else suffer stress and anxiety over these people? Fear and fear mongering is what they thrive on


    Christianophobia
    http://www.allaboutcounseling.com/library/christianophobia/

    Symptoms of Christianophobia

    There are several ways to spot someone who may be christianophobic. If you or someone you know experience one of the following viewpoints, consider seeking professional therapy or external help in dealing with the situation:
    Conflicting religious views that lead to an intolerance of other religions outside of their own.
    An irrational fear that Christians are conforming together to take over the majority of the world.
    A fear that if Christians are not “stopped” they will do the same to their own religion.
    Avoidance of Christians
    Radically violent or complete intolerance of the Christian religion.

    Common Facts About Christianophobia

    While christianophobia does exist in some small pockets of the Untied States, it is much more commonly experienced in areas of the world where Christianity is not the primary religion. This fear does not only include those specifically expressing Christian faith but also to those who “support” the “Christian agenda.” This fear can be so severe it may cause christianophobes to start to avoid or even attack anyone who is expressing an external viewpoint. It is important to remember that this phobia is not something commonly seen in an individual. It is usually rooted in a group, where individuals pickup the viewpoint and carry it into their own personal lives.

    Christianophobia cannot only hold you back in your life, it can also hold back others around you. This condition is not only an extreme or irrational fear of Christian people, it is usually coupled with a hatred of their religion. As a result, it leads to an unfair demeanor towards someone’s right for a personal choice. The tolerance of other religions has recently become a relatively significant issue in our society.

    Making the effort for conquer the phobia will make a huge difference in your personal life, usually resulting in a more calm and collected composure in previously perceived stressful situations. If you are ready to make this positive change, on both a personal and social level, do some preliminary Internet research to find the best treatment options available locally to you.


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    Is there a -phobia word for Republicans and/ or conservatives? Not only do I not like them, I also fear them and need a phobia word to use.




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    May 24, 2016 3:12 PM GMT
    Lutheranophobia would be more precise.

    allocate a couple of hours every weekend and sign up at a local library. Ask a librarian for book recommendations.
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    May 24, 2016 5:27 PM GMT
    LCMS or WELS?
  • Fireworkz

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    May 24, 2016 5:47 PM GMT
    I think naming it as a phobia gives it more power over you.

    How are you going to heal yourself from this? Sounds like that is the journey to go on.

    Christians are not conspiring to harm you.

    My mother is born again christian which believes in the Sodom and Gomorrah type of Christianity but we still love each other dearly. I had to do work to overcome the fear of rejection but it is much better to do this work than remain in the fear of rejection.

    Ultimately fear of rejection comes from a lack of feeling loved by your parents. When you truly feel loved you won't care who else rejects you. If you didn't get this nurture from your parents then you have to do the work of learning to love yourself.

    When you get that you are loved you don't have a concern for rejection no matter who it is from.

    If you have a form of PTSD then meditation is very effective for dealing with this. It puts the brain back into coherence. Check out the book by Dr Joe Dispenz - "You Are the Placebo" There is a great chapter demonstrating how meditation has helped soldiers with PTSD.
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    May 25, 2016 2:52 AM GMT
    I just can't. No, I won't.

    However, I will say shame on you for making light of a subject (PTSD) that's quite serious and debilitating for many many many people.

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    Not4u saidI just can't. No, I won't.

    However, I will say shame on you for making light of a subject (PTSD) that's quite serious and debilitating for many many many people.

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    I am not making light of it at all, there are many forms of PTSD than what you normally hear about, namely military vets.
    Brainwashing by religion...ask any Mormon or Scientologist who tried or did leave it icon_idea.gif
    I was also sick as a child, 4 years old, who almost died from carbon monoxide poisoning, extreme traumatic event, most of which I don't remember, consciously anyway. This illness changed my life going forward in the matter of normal, physical growth, from child to adulthood

    http://www.ptsdsupport.net/complete_PTSD.html

    Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):
    Identification and Diagnosis

    There are 5 types of PTSD. You may wish to look at these different types and see where you would fall within these categories.
    Called PTSD since the Viet Nam Era, this condition had a long and interesting history. This stress syndrome has been called many things in the 150 years since it was first recognized but every definition had several characteristics in common, including re-experiencing, numbing and physiological arousal. The process of Darwinian "natural selection" supported the evolution of people with highly developed stress responses; those pre-historic people with the most effective "fight or flight" reflexes became our ancestors. Curiously, during the 19th Century, what is known today as PTSD was called "Railway Spine" and was associated with what we would today call "hysterical" physical symptoms -- i.e. "anxiety" expressed as bodily complaints -- seen in people who had been involved in railway accidents but who suffered no bodily injuries.

    Fight or Flight

    "Fight or flight" is driven by the neuro-chemical hormone adrenaline and results in a range of psycho-physiological responses to danger. These include increased pupil size so that more information can enter the eye, increased heart rate so that oxygen can be pumped to the muscles and brain, and the conversion of glycogen to glucose so that rapidly contracting muscles and essential organs are supplied with sufficient energy to function.
    These physiological changes encourage men and women to become aggressive or rapidly run away when confronted by danger.

    Modern man is still "hard wired" with this physiological reflex--it is our legacy from ancient times. However, when a man or woman employed in business or a profession is feeling threatened in their workplace or boardroom, they would be regarded as bizarre if they suddenly rose from their chair and ran from the room or engaged in physical combat with an opponent. Under most circumstances, threats as perceived may not be threats in reality and the threatened person must sit and bear it. This conflict between our minds and our physiological reflexes is responsible for the modern medical entities known as Stress Response Syndromes. Stress is also responsible for a range of secondary illnesses that can arise from the work environment including cardiovascular and immune system diseases.

    PTSD is a condition that arises from exposure to life-threatening circumstances and it was first diagnoses among some of the survivors of wartime combat. Throughout W.W.I the syndrome was known as "Shell Shock" and was thought to be primarily motivated by the soldier's effort at self preservation. In World War II it was called "War Neurosis" or "Combat Fatigue." The modern diagnosis of PTSD, a by-product of the Viet Nam War, falls within the general DSM-IV category of "Anxiety Disorders," sub-category of "Stress Disorders."

    PTSD is a Discreet Phenomenon, not a Continuum

    Like pregnancy, PTSD is defined as something one has or does not have: for medical-legal purposes, there are no "shades of PTSD gray" (even though in actuality and in some current research, the condition is viewed more in terms of a gradient of symptoms). Medical-legally, however, one is either in or out of the diagnosis, according to whether or not the individual fulfills the six specific, detailed criteria, the so-called "A-F" criteria.

    The "A" Criteria, the Event: A Threshold Concept

    In a nutshell, the "A" criteria require an individual to have been exposed to a life-threatening circumstance. Earlier incarnations of the DSM used a broad and overly inclusive yardstick, "outside of the range of normal human experience," but this criterion was considered too loose and was easily abused in its interpretation. With the recent publication of DSM-IV , the "A" criteria have been tightened considerably. The new wording requires that "the person experienced, witnessed or was confronted with an event or events that involved actual or threatened death (emphasis added) ." Even the secondary phrase, "or serious injury, or a threat to the physical integrity of self or others" implies a grave degree of bodily threat. It was the intention of the DSM-IV subcommittee to tighten the "A" criteria so that it conformed more closely to the kind of actual life-threatening circumstances, such as combat, where PTSD was first observed. In essence, the trauma must be sufficiently severe that it ruptures a person's "bubble of invulnerability." Most of the time people avoid thinking about the possibility of death in order to carry on their daily lives without constant, high levels of anxiety.


    The Re-Experiencing or "B" Criteria


    PTSD victims re-experience the trauma over and over and over again, in a variety of different ways. This results from the psyche's effort to "master" overwhelming perceptual stimuli. The event is revisited repeatedly in an effort to manage and eventually integrate the traumatic stimuli that originally overwhelmed the victim's psychological equilibrium. The "B" criteria include five different re-experiencing phenomena, any one of which is deemed sufficient to meet this diagnostic criterion.


    Recurrent or Intrusive Distressing Recollections of the Event, Including Images, Thoughts or Perceptions.


    Note: In young children, repetitive play may occur in which themes or aspects of the trauma are expressed

    PTSD victims are never able to quite "forget" the event which traumatized them. They think/dream about it intermittently throughout their waking (and sleeping) hours and often feel persecuted by their inability to repress the recurrent distressing images.

    Recurrent or Distressing Dreams of the Event.

    Note: In Children there may be frightening dreams without recognizable content.

    These recurrent images of the trauma intrude upon the victim's sleep in the form of disturbing dreams and nightmares. Unlike normal dreams, which utilize symbolism to conceal from consciousness the dreamer's actual life conflicts and concerns, PTSD dreams are often literal representations of the traumatic event. The starkly realistic presentation of the dreamer's traumatic experience reflects the psyche's inability to master, process and integrate these overwhelming stimuli, through the disguising processes of sublimation and symbol formation.

    Acting Or Feeling As If The Traumatic Event Were Recurring
    (Includes A Sense Of Reliving The Experience, Illusions, Hallucinations And Dissociative Flashback Episodes, Including Those That Occur On Awakening Or When Intoxicated).

    Note: In young children, trauma-specific reenactment may occur.

    The victim frequently feels a sense of deja vu as if reliving the experience, sometimes in the form of illusions or hallucinations, frequently when in physiologically altered states of consciousness such as those induced by alcohol, drugs or sleep. Young children may actually re-enact the traumatic events
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    Acting Or Feeling As If The Traumatic Event Were Recurring
    (Includes A Sense Of Reliving The Experience, Illusions, Hallucinations And Dissociative Flashback Episodes, Including Those That Occur On Awakening Or When Intoxicated).

    Note: In young children, trauma-specific reenactment may occur.

    The victim frequently feels a sense of deja vu as if reliving the experience, sometimes in the form of illusions or hallucinations, frequently when in physiologically altered states of consciousness such as those induced by alcohol, drugs or sleep. Young children may actually re-enact the traumatic events in their play behavior, alone or with others.

    Intense Psychological Distress At Exposure To Internal Or External Cues That Symbolize Or Resemble An Aspect Of The Traumatic Event.

    PTSD victims may experience extreme anxiety or even panic upon exposure to circumstances that either literally or symbolically remind them of the traumatic circumstances.

    Physiological Reactivity On Exposure Or Internal Or External Cues That Symbolize Or Resemble An Aspect Of The Traumatic Event.

    Traumatized Viet Nam War combat veterans, for example, frequently confuse their perceptions from ordinary experiences of every day life with those that date back to the traumatic event. For example, a traumatized combat veteran hearing an automobile muffler backfiring, may experience the sound as if it is wartime gunfire. Accordingly, the person may re-experience the full range of psycho-physiological responses known as "combat alert" (akin to "fight or flight reactions") as if he were back on the battlefield.

    The Numbing And Avoidance Or "C" Criteria

    Persistent Avoidance Of Stimuli Associated With The Trauma And Numbing Of General Responsiveness (Not Present Before The Trauma), As Indicated By Three (Or More) Of The Following: As a psychological defense against being overwhelmed and feeling helpless, traumatized individuals are constantly oscillating between re-experiencing the trauma and trying to avoid it. Their efforts to avoid may take many forms, of which any three listed below fulfills the "C" criteria.

    Efforts To Avoid Thoughts, Feelings, Or Conversations Associated With The Trauma

    An airline stewardess who was brutally raped and beaten in a hotel during a work related "layover," for several weeks told no one about the assault, not her fellow employees nor her family, and only admitted the assault when her grown daughter pressed her to explain why her mood was so different.

    Efforts To Avoid Activities, Places Or People That Arouse Recollections Of The Trauma

    Typically, someone who suffers from PTSD will avoid revisiting the site of the trauma. A young woman who was savagely beaten, kicked in the head, and believed she was going to be killed by hoodlums who assaulted her in the parking lot of a well known national restaurant chain, avoided ever revisiting not just the particular restaurant where the assault occurred but any other facility with the chain's name on it.

    Inability To Recall An Important Aspect Of The Trauma

    Not infrequently, a seriously traumatized person will be amnesic for particular events or periods of time during the trauma. They may say that their memory is like a stop-frame movie from which moments or extended periods of time are lost and the memory jumps from before to after the missing segments.

    Markedly Diminished Interest Or Participation In Significant Activities

    Another young woman who was beaten in the restaurant parking lot incident referred to above underwent a dramatic personality change following the assault: she was transformed from an outgoing, vivacious, independent and "feisty" young person, someone who performed publicly in an entertainment group, to a frightened, withdrawn, isolated girl who would not even leave her house to go food shopping without the protective companionship of family members. In her withdrawn state, she gained fifty pounds, creating an additional "buffer zone" around herself that shielded her from the outside world.

    Feeling Of Detachment Or Estrangement From Others

    More than simple detachment or loneliness, PTSD victims tend to experience themselves as "outside looking in," as though they are no longer a part of life's events but are beyond a transparent barrier, restricted to the role of an observer.

    Restricted Range Of Affect (e.g., Unable To Have Loving Feelings)

    It is very common for those suffering from PTSD to suddenly lose the ability to experience strong feelings, for example an inability to love or to care about others who are dear to them. This discontentedness can seriously damage marital, parent-child or workplace relationships.
    Sense Of Foreshortened Future (e.g., Does Not Expect To Have A Career, Marriage, Children, Or A Normal Life Span)

    Not infrequently, people with PTSD no longer think of themselves as having a future. This is not the same as having suicidal feelings, since the victim has neither the plan nor the intention of killing himself. Rather, these thoughts result from the sudden rupture of their "bubble of invulnerability." Having experienced a close encounter with death, it's ever presence can no longer be effectively denied. PTSD victims may simply resign themselves to the belief that sooner rather than later, life will end.

    Symptoms Of Increased Arousal, The "D" Criteria

    Due to the effects of adrenaline directly upon the central nervous system, PTSD is always associated with signs of increased arousal (not present before the trauma) as indicated by two (or more) of the following:
    Difficulty Falling Or Staying Asleep Sleep disturbances usually begin immediately after the trauma, although in some cases upsetting dreams may not occur for days, weeks or even months. Typically, the PTSD patient has difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, fearing that something terrible may again happen to them if they relax their guard against sleep. Instead of sleeping, they remain alert.
    Irritability Or Outbursts Of Anger

    Irritability and sometimes rapid fluctuations of mood occur with most people who suffer from this disorder. Sometimes it is experienced as "waves of emotion" that cause the PTSD patient to rapidly shift between focused attention and tearfulness. At other times, tempers are short and the victim "snaps" angrily and inappropriately at friends, family or colleagues. This lability of mood is worsened by the ingestion of alcohol or intoxicating drugs.

    Difficulty Concentrating

    Typically, PTSD patients have difficulty reading. If they can read, it is only for very brief intervals, or only illustrated magazines. Even watching television, although easier than reading, may be marked by lapses of attention and difficulty staying focused. The attention difficulties are likely to be the result of intrusive thoughts or images that both distract attention and increase feelings of anxiety. The entire process feels "out of control" which, in a self reinforcing manner, further increases anxiety and decreases attention.

    Hypervigilance

    Hypervigilance, or the state of being in extreme alert, is partially driven by the central nervous system's response to increased adrenaline and partially by the confusion of perceptions described above as the re-experiencing or "B" criteria.

    Exaggerated Startle Response

    This is also a symptom of the physiologically stimulated central nervous system anticipating further frightening experiences , similar to the original overwhelming trauma. In certain natural catastrophes, such as earthquakes, victims are repeatedly re-traumatized for days or weeks as aftershocks recur. Marked anxiety results in brisk physiological reflex responses including an exaggerated startle response. One individual originally traumatized by the San Francisco Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989 and subsequently by aftershocks, eventually developed large reactions to shocks of even minute magnitude. Event
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    Exaggerated Startle Response

    This is also a symptom of the physiologically stimulated central nervous system anticipating further frightening experiences , similar to the original overwhelming trauma. In certain natural catastrophes, such as earthquakes, victims are repeatedly re-traumatized for days or weeks as aftershocks recur. Marked anxiety results in brisk physiological reflex responses including an exaggerated startle response. One individual originally traumatized by the San Francisco Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989 and subsequently by aftershocks, eventually developed large reactions to shocks of even minute magnitude. Eventually, his nervous system was so tense in anticipation of the possibility of another large quake that he remained in a state of high alert: he startled easily, and his feet left the ground if anyone closed a door behind him or made a noise unexpectedly.

    The Duration Or "E" Criterion
    The duration of the disturbance (i.e. the symptoms in criteria b,c and d) lasts longer than one month. This is a somewhat arbitrary criterion. However, its purpose is to distinguish between brief, transient stress response reactions (called in the DSM-IV Acute Stress Disorder) and the more serious, lasting, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Nevertheless, for practical clinical purposes, if a psychiatrist or other mental health professional strongly suspects a diagnosis of PTSD because of the enormity of the trauma and the presence of sufficient B,C and D criteria symptoms, it would be irrational and medically inappropriate to delay treatment for 30 days until the duration criterion had been fulfilled, especially since the best recoveries from PTSD occur when therapeutic measures are introduced early. For litigation purposes, however, "premature" PTSD diagnoses can be attacked when they are applied to symptoms that have not lasted for a minimum of one month.
    Often these are Acute Stress Reactions that will resolve spontaneously within a short time.

    Clinically Significant Distress Or Impairment In Social, Occupational Or Other Important Areas Of Functioning, The "F" Criterion

    The "F" criterion means that simply fulfilling the "A - E" criteria is not, in itself, enough to make the diagnosis of PTSD. In addition, the condition must cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of functioning. Of course, "clinically significant" is a broad concept that is subject to a wide range of interpretations based upon the examining clinician's experience and judgment. However, the individual's family, work, school and social lives are explored in detail to determine if this criterion is met. For practical purposes, it is difficult to conceive of a situation in which the Event Criterion is met and the "B - F" criteria are adequately met and the individual does not demonstrate clinically significant distress or functional impairment in these other areas of their life. If a claimant shows no significant impairment of functioning in work, social or family life, it is highly unlikely that they are suffering from genuine PTSD.

    Acute, Chronic Or Delayed Onset PTSD

    Finally, the PTSD diagnosis requires a specification of "Acute" (if the duration of symptoms is less than three months), "Chronic" (if the duration of symptoms is three months or more), or "Delayed Onset" (if the onset of symptoms is at least six months after the stressor).

    Differential Diagnosis

    As with many psychological conditions, individuals experiencing PTSD may be diagnosed with other problems. These "differential," or alternative, diagnoses include Adjustment Disorder, Acute Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Mood Disorder, Substance Abuse, Organic Brain Syndrome and Malingering. The existence of nine diverse alternative diagnoses indicates that some of the signs and symptoms of PTSD are also found in other mental conditions. However, this multiplicity of alternatives neither indicates that PTSD is an imprecise diagnosis nor that it is very difficult to accurately determine. Nevertheless, the diagnosis will only be accurate to the extent that the examiner has carefully evaluated a person in terms of the very specific "A" through "F" criteria.


    Psychoanalysts Are Particularly Suited To Talk To A Jury

    Psychoanalysts are psychiatrists (M.D.'s) or psychologists (Ph.D.'s) who have completed extensive advanced training beyond that required for their psychiatric or psychological certifications. They are specifically trained as careful observers who can understand a person's present behavior in terms of their past experiences. This perspective enables psychoanalysts to supplement the static DSM-IV diagnosis with a dynamic psycho-historical understanding of why an individual behaves in a particular way. Because this is an explanation drawn ultimately from the individual's unique life story, it is frequently heard by a jury as more plausible and comprehensible than an assemblage of dry criteria and technical jargon. Simply stated, psychoanalysts are able to "tell a story" that is cohesive, interesting and that makes sense to a careful listener. It is not surprising, therefore, that many of the most effective psychiatric medical-legal experts are also trained psychoanalysts.

    Treatment Of PTSD
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    For most individuals suffering from PTSD, the treatment consists of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy.

    Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy has as its purpose to help the individual master and integrate the overwhelming stimuli generated by the traumatic event. One very effective method is abreaction which is helping the patient discuss and re-experience the ideas and emotions associated with trauma in the safety of a therapeutic setting so that these reactions can be mastered. This therapy may necessitate that the patient review the events that occurred as well as their own actions and emotional reactions to those events. Depending upon the strength of the psychological defenses of a person who has PTSD, psychotherapeutic treatment may be required for a period lasting from six months to several years. Since estimated length of required treatment is an important parameter of any settlement negotiation, it is very important for the psychiatric expert consultant to carefully review these estimates in terms of the plaintiff's general level of defensive functioning. For example, a PTSD plaintiff who is able to adjust to a new job, successfully manage intimate relationships or embark upon arduous vacation travel is unlikely to have markedly impaired psychological defenses and will probably not require extensive treatment.

    Another aspect of psychotherapy is didactic, i.e. educational. The patient is told what he or she is likely to expect in the days, weeks and months ahead, so that those reactions can be anticipated and not experienced as a loss of control or feeling "crazy," feelings which may further traumatize the victim, by temporarily increasing his/her anxiety and delaying recovery. This aspect of the therapy can be accomplished either in individual sessions or in a group debriefing session lead by a knowledgeable therapist who is experienced both in conducting PTSD debriefings and in treating people with this condition.

    Psychopharmacotherapy. Excessive anxiety or sleep disturbance can frequently be managed with temporary prescription of minor anti-anxiety medications such as Xanax (alprazolam) or Ativan (lorazepam). Transient sleep disturbances can be managed with the short term use of mild hypnotics (sleeping pills) such as Dalmane (flurazepam) or Restoril (tamazepam). All of these medications contain the potential for abuse and addiction.

    Depression And Guilt. Not infrequently, significant depression also develops during the days and weeks following a traumatic event, especially if the traumatized individual feels rational or irrational responsibility for
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    May 25, 2016 5:13 AM GMT
    You need to stop self diagnosing yourself and seek a mental health professional.

    Your profile says you're in Los Angeles - not exactly a bastion of Christian fundamentalism. I find it hard to believe you're experiencing profound anti gay bigotry in LA.

    I'm too am an engineer in the south no less and I haven't experienced anti gay bigotry on the job.

    I also grew up in a VERY Catholic home and have endured Catholic education and am none the worse for it. In fact, i'm better off for it.
  • Fireworkz

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    May 25, 2016 8:01 PM GMT
    Wow you really are arguing for being a victim of ptsd.
    Why? I'm interested to know
    What do you get out of it?
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    May 26, 2016 1:39 AM GMT
    Fireworkz saidWow you really are arguing for being a victim of ptsd.
    Why? I'm interested to know
    What do you get out of it?


    +1

    As another posted mentioned, living in LA shouldn't be a problem for a well adjusted gay male.

    Maybe another form of mental illness is the problem?
  • LJay

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    May 26, 2016 3:22 AM GMT
    Your only reasonable recourse is to seek help from a secular professional counselor.

    Having been deeply involved in the church since childhood, I think that your concerns are legitimate. I do not think that religion has necessarily targeted you as an individual but the influence of the church is not far from medieval proportions, even today.

    Get professional help. You can get past this.
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  • transient

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    May 26, 2016 9:56 PM GMT
    I think you are full of shit........ I am a psychiatric doctor given full control over misdiagnosing attention seeking bullshitters on the internet

    Fin.
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    transient saidI think you are full of shit........ I am a psychiatric doctor given full control over misdiagnosing attention seeking bullshitters on the internet

    Fin.


    You know, I know more than most people think I do or have any fucking clue of, which I cant say here, especially in my work, --ex career. If I told you, I would have to kill all you non believers, so shut the fuck up douche bag, I don't have to explain myself further

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    May 28, 2016 7:03 PM GMT
    uh oh, triggered.
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    May 29, 2016 9:30 PM GMT


    I feel like i lost a few brain cells reading the responses.

    "i am psychiatric doctor, you are bullshitter" You sound like you have a promising career ahead of you. I am glad you are able to diagnose people off of one internet post, very professional.



    I would say as others suggested if this is a serious issue for you affecting your life and well being, seek medical help. As you are saying, you've seem to identify what it is about "these" people that make you feel uncomfortable, so working on handling those feelings seems like a good start. As you've mentioned, they aren't likely to go away anytime soon since you feel you live and work in area too full of the things that make you feel this way.

    Working on handling the negative feelings is all you are really in control of.

    As you wrote: " remedies and or medications I could take in order to help alleviate my nervousness around these people"

    You would need a doctor to prescribe medications.


    But there are other remedies for social anxiety.

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    Evil christians are nothing "christ like", yep I have PTSD, I am afraid of these people icon_twisted.gif



    California pastor rejoices in massacre at Orlando gay club: ‘The tragedy is that more of them didn’t die’
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/california-pastor-celebrates-massacre-orlando-gay-club-article-1.2673335

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    A hate-filled California pastor celebrated the terror attack on a gay Florida nightclub — and callously complained the gunman should have slaughtered more innocent people.

    “The tragedy is that more of them didn’t die,” Pastor Roger Jimenez told his Sacramento church Sunday morning, just hours after 49 people were killed in Orlando. “I’m kind of upset he didn’t finish the job — because these people are predators.”

    From the pulpit at Verity Baptist Church, Jimenez claimed all homosexuals are pedophiles as he heartlessly rejoiced in the carnage.

    "Are you sad that 50 pedophiles were killed today? Um, no. I think that’s great. I think that helps society. I think Orlando, Fla., is a little safer tonight,” he barked, according to a video of the heartless sermon. “It is unnatural for a man to be attracted to another man.”

    In front of a room full of believers, Jimenez repeated his condemnation of homosexuality — and called for the executions of all gay people.

    "I wish the government would round them all up, put them up against a firing wall, put the firing squad in front of them and blow their brains out," he scoffed.

    Despite his repeated insistence that gay people should be killed, the bloviating pastor swore he wasn’t advocating violence. He encouraged his followers to celebrate — but not cause — harm to the community.

    You don't mourn the death of them. They deserve what they got. You reap what you sow. But we don't advocate it either. We're not calling people to arms — and if somebody goes out and says I'm going to go kill sodomites — you don't listen to those people. That's not what we're saying."

    he video has since been deleted from the church’s YouTube account, CBS Sacramento reported. A Change.org petition calling for Jimenez's removal from his pulpit has launched and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson condemned his remarks.

    "The hateful comments made by a preacher in Sacramento do not reflect Christian values and have no place in our society," Johnson tweeted. "#standwithorlando."

    All the dead 'pedophiles' that this christian wished more were dead...........yep, I fear christians

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