Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Gay Mormon Ten Commandments

1. Thou shalt rest assured that I, the Lord thy God, do love thee with a fierce and unconditional love, for I have created thee as thou art and have redeemed thee at great personal cost, and will never abandon thee. Thou shalt not permit anyone to convince thee that anything in earth or heaven could ever come between thee and my love.

2. Thou shalt not worship convention or respectability, holding the opinions of others higher than truth or love. Thou shalt not idolize body image or materialism, or any other worldly stuff that distracts thee from what is really important in life.

3. Thou shalt not be misled by those who use my name in vain, claiming that I the Lord God hate thee and condemn thee or that I consider thee an abomination. They are full of it, sayeth the Lord, and I will not hold them guiltless for thus taking my name in vain.

4. Remember that there is always someone worse off than thee, and do something to make the world a better place for them. It's not all about thee. And if thou do this, all thy days shall be holy.

5. Love and honor thy father and thy mother, for they do love thee more than thou dost know, even when they don't always act like it; and have patience with them in the days of thy coming out that thou and they might live long upon the land together and enjoy a loving, full relationship with each other some day.

6. Thou shalt not kill thyself. For, thus saith the Lord, things do get better.

7. Thou shalt work for marriage equality, for it is pleasing to the Lord and will be pleasing to thee that love be given and received in the framework of everlasting commitment. And it is pleasing to the Lord that thou be held to the same standards of fidelity as thy heterosexual brothers and sisters.

8. Thou shalt come out of the closet, that thy younger and more vulnerable gay brothers and sisters might have hope and wax in confidence, that they may not kill themselves but live long upon the land, seeing thy good example.

9. Thou shalt not out thy brother or sister, nor steal from them the right and privilege of coming out on their own timetable, to whom they are ready, when they are ready.

10. Thou shalt not covet thy heterosexual neighbor's respectability and heterosexual privilege.

4 comments:

Wendy said...

I love this so much, John! What would it be like if every gay man and woman believed this and acted accordingly? It would be a beautiful thing, for sure. You and Goran are in my thoughts and prayers often. Sending you love, prayers, and virtual hugs! Hope to see you both again soon!

Gina said...

Beautiful! I'll get the tablets of stone; Wendy can get the chisel. Let's make it official.

Meg Abhau said...

I'm with Gina and Wendy! This is so great. Every. Single. Word. Thank you thank you for this!!

Reuben Collins said...

Loved this, John. Thanks.