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Offline Ben

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YUCK
« on: May 01, 2004, 12:13:23 AM »
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Re:YUCK
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2004, 12:29:22 AM »
Ay, Dios m+¡o....

Aside from the fact that they can't even get their Gk striaght (agape=brotherly love?!?!), this has to be the most laughable piece of revisionist history I've seen in a while...how would they explain major centers of the Christian world--centers which were overtly intolerant of homosexuality--taking on one or both of these men as their patrons??

Another question this brings to mind: are there or were there ever any folks belonging to -- I believe the organization's name is Axios... the group wants to be a home to gay Orthodox -- on this forum?  Just wondering.

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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2004, 12:33:54 AM »
Axios...oy I know an Orthodox Christian who is apart of that group...quite scary. I don't think anybody here is though, but I could be wrong.
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Re:YUCK
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2004, 02:48:04 AM »
Uck.   Where's the vomiting smiley?

And I was having a relatively good day until I saw this...
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2004, 04:31:53 AM »
Haha........What a bunch of fruit cakes :-X :-X

I would call it "Icons for the Queer Guys"
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Re:YUCK
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2004, 08:03:43 AM »
C'mon-- the S&B stuff isn't news. You need to get out more often.

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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2004, 10:23:54 PM »
In light of this sad misinterpretation, let me re-post an earlier message about what I pray is an authentically Orthodox endeavor to reach out to those who struggle with homosexual/same-sex attraction temptations:

Christ is risen!

I am an Orthodox member of Courage, a national Roman Catholic group, with chapters around the country, that seeks to support those who struggle with Same-Sex Attraction/Homosexuality, but who wish to live chastely, in obedience to Church teaching on human sexuality and family.  (My research confirms that the teachings of the official Roman Catholic hierarchy and of the Orthodox Church are essentially the same, on this particular issue.)

With the blessings of my Orthodox parish priest/confessor, the spiritual advisor of our local Courage group (a Catholic priest), and the knowledge of the national office of Courage, I am seeking to form a network of Orthodox and Eastern rite Courage members.

The goal of such a network would be to discuss this issue and our struggles in the light of Orthodox Tradition.  If enough people participate, we would also like to set up a meeting at the 2005 national Courage conference, at which our group could be addressed by one or several Orthodox priests and/or hierarchs.

If you could benefit from participation in such a group, please contact me by personal or instant message.  If you know of someone else who might benefit, please pass on this information to them, and ask them to consider contacting me through the same means, or by e-mailing me at yiostharou@h o t m a i l . com.  

Thanks for you consideration.

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2004, 10:56:42 PM »
perhaps someone should send them a copy of hte life and Icon of St. basil of Mengazeya in Siberia.

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Re:YUCK
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2004, 11:58:30 PM »
Dear Nacho,

How about let's leave off the name calling?  I disagree very strongly with their misreading of the lives of the saints, with their (mis-)understanding of homosexuality, and of human sexuality in general, but I know it is a sin to perk up my image by downgrading that of my brother.

Haha........What a bunch of fruit cakes :-X :-X

I would call it "Icons for the Queer Guys"  

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Re:YUCK
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2004, 12:01:14 AM »
Joe, can you tell us a little about this saint?  Where can one find information about him?

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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2004, 12:38:29 AM »
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Dear Nacho,

How about let's leave off the name calling?  I disagree very strongly with their misreading of the lives of the saints, with their (mis-)understanding of homosexuality, and of human sexuality in general, but I know it is a sin to perk up my image by downgrading that of my brother.

OK.......didn't know this was going to take a turn to be so serious here....I didn't mean to offend you or anyone else. I know that struggling with something like that has to be one of the hardest sins to get over & conquer. You have my sympathies.... :)
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