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OldHippieChick wrote

I forget whether you have a son or a daughter, but it is a daughter who will never forgive me for trying to find community at a church, nor will she ever be able to pay her psychiatrist's bill.

You're doing parenting right, mama, just wanted to point that out. It's not my gay daughter, who is just fine, it's her baby Cissie.


bloodrose OP wrote

I'm raising a daughter so we really pay attention to the gender roles. I don't think I would want to bring her to a church regardless. I don't want anyone to teach her about hell and make her afraid of some ominous authority figure wanting to hurt her if she behaves in a way other than what that authority has prescribed. I don't use authority as a way to get her to behave. I model kindness and empathy and try to teach her the same. I think teaching a child religion would only teach her an authority paradigm that I don't want her to know.


OldHippieChick wrote (edited )

Good. One of my sons took up shoplifting and tagging because those assholes put the fear of heaven into him.

I can't say I blame him under the circumstances, which were 9/11/01.

More later.