Sometimes Church is Child Abuse

LGBTQ teens and religious toxins

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When people debate LGBTQ equality and religious liberty, we often focus on issues that revolve around adults. We talk about people being free to choose belief systems and worldviews.

LGBTQ advocates often argue that belief systems that foster toxic homophobia are intrinsically defective, and while that’s a provocative position…




Collected Writings. Stories and ramblings from a long-time LGBTQ thinker and activist.

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James Finn

James Finn

James Finn is a columnist for the LA Blade, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.

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