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02-05-2016, 11:34 AM
Angry with progressive evangelicals.....
Last year before my deconversion I went to a lgbtq progressive evangelical church for 3 months....btw I'm Queer....I was on the fence about faith and religion at that time. But the pastor..who is gay...seemed to have a lot of cognitive dissonance as well as denial issues too...So I finally left that church because that pastor seemed unhealthy and he had a lot of issues and because I felt not welcomed there by him and by 2 other pastors there......so I still feel a little angry but I've now come more to a place of acceptance....
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02-05-2016, 11:54 AM
RE: Angry with progressive evangelicals.....
(02-05-2016 11:34 AM)jason197754 Wrote:  Last year before my deconversion I went to a lgbtq progressive evangelical church for 3 months....btw I'm Queer....I was on the fence about faith and religion at that time. But the pastor..who is gay...seemed to have a lot of cognitive dissonance as well as denial issues too...So I finally left that church because that pastor seemed unhealthy and he had a lot of issues and because I felt not welcomed there by him and by 2 other pastors there......so I still feel a little angry but I've now come more to a place of acceptance....

Why did you feel unwelcome?

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02-05-2016, 01:21 PM
RE: Angry with progressive evangelicals.....
(02-05-2016 11:34 AM)jason197754 Wrote:  Last year before my deconversion I went to a lgbtq progressive evangelical church for 3 months....btw I'm Queer....I was on the fence about faith and religion at that time. But the pastor..who is gay...seemed to have a lot of cognitive dissonance as well as denial issues too...So I finally left that church because that pastor seemed unhealthy and he had a lot of issues and because I felt not welcomed there by him and by 2 other pastors there......so I still feel a little angry but I've now come more to a place of acceptance....

Welcome to the forum Smile This is a very nice place to be!
I'm also curoius about what made you feel unwelcome in the church?
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02-05-2016, 01:33 PM
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Welcome! I suspect it was all there in the original post, the pastor's own denial issues, the cognitive dissonance.
Did you get the feeling that he had that pastor job because he should have it, not because he wanted it? "you're gay, go be a pastor over in THAT church" ?
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02-05-2016, 02:35 PM
RE: Angry with progressive evangelicals.....
Tom does have a great question. What was it about the teachings from this gay pastor made you feel unwelcome? I don't see how his cognitive dissonance has anything do do with you feeling welcome.

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The very idea of God is a product of the human imagination."
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