Thursday, June 28, 2007

Conference Bound

I'm off in the morning (way too early - *thunk*) to fly to California for the Ex-Gay Survivors' Conference. It's also an opportunity for me to catch up with a number of friends, some that I've met before and some that I haven't. If you belong to that group, I look forward to seeing you.

The term 'survivor' makes me feel a little out of place, since my last experience with an ex-gay ministry was largely positive, and since three of my closest friends are individuals that I met there. At the same time, I do understand the anger and frustration of feeling lied to - not by that ministry but by many other Christian organizations and speakers who convinced me that I was unacceptable to God unless I developed heterosexual attractions, who told me that homosexuality was an addiction that inevitably led to a life of utter depravity.

I could go on, but after 150+ posts and nearly two years I'd just be repeating myself. And right now I need to finish packing so I can get to bed early. Morning will be coming sooner than usual, and I've got a busy weekend ahead of me.

If I don't see you there, I'll let you know how it goes.

1 comment:

Eric said...

yay Eugene! i'm picking you up at the airport in half an hour....

woo hoo!!!!