Hey all! (Average 12-16 of you!)
Well, church life seems to be becoming a thing of the past. I found out that another whole state is off the table for me. So it seems that even though there are churches that need clergy, they would rather have no one than to have me.
What I hate is that being gay becomes front and center. People ask why gay people always want to talk about being gay. I would like to not have to talk about being gay. I would like to not have to say, "I am gay, if this is a deal breaker, then we need not go farther." I would like to be able to talk about my talents and skills, not have people speculate what I do in bed. I have found to not bring it up is just not an answer because then it looks like I am trying to hide something. But to name it means that people begin to think that "gay" is my sole definition.
I am going to a job fair on Thursday. Hopefully I will be able to find a job that will be interesting and fulfilling. It seems that church is becoming something in the rear view mirror.
I will be checking with one more denomination, but I do not hold out much hope.
Redefining oneself is an arduous process. I transferred from Roman Catholic to ELCA Lutheran, from Lutheran to Episcopalian, from straight to gay, and now it seems another redefinition is about to occur.