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One of my cishet Christian friends has been seriously ill and churches have been organising via WhatsApp to pray for her. About a thousand people have probably heard of her being unwell and said prayers.

She's been extremely sick and it's inappropriate to make this about me but between the Facebook inc involvement and the Church of England, hearing about this makes me feel super isolated.

I know there are a few queer Christians around, but my experience of religion has mostly been people telling me that God doesn't love me (or that I'm going to hell, which is functionally equivalent) and the extent to which lgbt people, atheists and other non-christians are just excluded from ... life? .... in this country is just sometimes overwhelming.

I feel like an outcast for ... I Kean this is going to sound lien stallman or Dawkins, but for having ethics and standing firm in them. I will never have that kind of community. One thing that perpetually haunts menus how few people will feel a sense of loss when I die.

I don't care what anyone's imaginary friend thinks, but there are real social consequences.

Ukpol Christianity facebook death 

@celesteh I am so sorry you were mistreated this way by Christians. Whoever you are, whatever you believe, you should be able to count on the same outpouring of support your friend is receiving, should you need it. The church I serve is willing to pray for you - no expectations, no judgments, no questions asked.

Ukpol Christianity facebook death 

@david I appreciate the spirit in which this is meant, but should you feel tempted to pray for me, I'd much rather that time was spent doing concrete physical action to benefit your community.

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@celesteh That works too. Thank you!

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