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Although many hurtful things have happened to me, I've also had great experiences.
I know what I believe; I cannot simply choose a different faith any more than I can choose my sexuality.Many Adventists have used an interpretation of scripture to allow dehumanization and inequality of LGBT students.My entire life has been a fight for my right to fellowship with my church family despite my sexual orientation.There are also quite a few cultural traditions -- like (mostly) being vegetarian, abstaining from alcohol, tobacco, dancing, sometimes even caffeine and movies.It is a worldwide denomination, and according to , Adventism is the fastest growing denomination in the United States.Although it's true that I've been condemned, ex-communicated (although we Seventh-day Adventists don't officially practice it) and hurt by Seventh-day Adventist people, I understand that they are human.
Truly people of any faith or religion will be given many reasons to leave at the hands of others.
Earlier this week my friend messaged me on Facebook: I say this all objectively because I don't even consider myself an Adventist [anymore]. When I first came out to myself at an early age, I was riddled with disgust and hate for myself -- a mindset that was formed from a narrative given to me by my spiritual leaders.
But I have a hard time understanding why LGBT folk would want to be part of a denomination that condemns them ... Pastors continually condemned "homosexuals" and their "lifestyle" using phrases like "love the sinner, hate the sin" with an emphasis on hating the sin and very little loving the sinner.
I have attended SDA educational institutions my entire life, from pre-school to the university level.
I was involved in Pathfinders, a spiritually based group similar to Boy and Girl Scouts with a spiritual emphasis on mission work.
It's because of Adventist education that I'm still Adventist.