Friday, October 11, 2013

JOE AND JADIN BELL


Joe and son Jadin - both dead.

On 9 October 2013, in Colorado, Joe Bell was killed when he was hit by a truck.

Truck driver Kenneth Raven has been 'cited with careless driving.'

Joe, aged 48, from Oregon, was on a 5,000 mile walk - to raise awareness about bullying.

Joe's 15-year-old son Jadin, who had been bullied, was found hanged at a La Grande school in January 2013.



Joe's Walk for Change Facebook page describes how Joe had been speaking at schools and clubs across the USA about homophobic bullying.

Jadin had been the victim of relentless bullying in school because of his sexuality.

Joe began his walk in Oregon in April 2013, traveling up to 25 miles a day as he raised awareness for Faces for Change, the anti-bullying foundation set up in Jadin's memory.

Huffington Post.


Jadin

At one stop on his journey, Mr Bell told a youth group about when Jadin first told them he was gay.

 Denver Post 

Joe told the group:

"My son didn't choose to be gay. 

"My son was different at a very young age."


"He told his family he was gay because he knew they would accept him.

"I hugged him and kissed him on the cheek every day. I was proud of him."

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/

Remember that most of the hate-filled, bullying 'Christian' homophobes are gay.

Consolation

The Bible tells us that it is forbidden to wear an outfit made out of more than one kind of cloth.

How many Christians are ignoring this rule?

Whosoever: An Open Letter to Homophobic Christian Parents

In Ezekiel 16:49 the "sin of Sodom" was identified as "pride, laziness, and too much food, while the poor and needy suffered"? 

(not a word about homosexuality.)

Several scriptures refer to these sins, sins of failure to love and care for others, as being "worse than the sin of Sodom".

Whosoever: An Open Letter to Homophobic Christian Parents

Paul said "Let your women keep silent in the churches."

How many Christians accept this?

Whosoever: An Open Letter to Homophobic Christian Parents

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Anonymous comments:

My first husband was an extreme verbal abuser. 

I put up with it for 8 years, although I would listen to his invective in case I could learn anything from it.

One day, when I was unemployed, he screamed red-faced (and spat, as he stamped his foot at me):

Everybody f-ing hates you at work. Your managers, the people you sit next to....they all f-ing hate you.

It hit me like a bolt from above.......HE WAS SHOUTING AT HIMSELF.

Thus was I introduced to the phenomenon of projection.

We criticise in others what we criticise in ourselves.

As Peter T says: Some people are gay. Get over it!

Some sexual abuse survivors (understandably) cannot accept that at times their bodies may have responded to the abuse, or that they perceived their responses as enjoyment. 

16 comments:

Stephen Gash said...

Yes but that's the point. Christianity and religion in general was put in its box with Darwin and the Age of Reason. Now we cannot even analyse let alone criticise Islam.

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Anonymous said...

I have this fantastic thing for God just not his creation(ism). My OT knowledge may be sub par compared to others but I know in my heart OT knowledge is nothing but fairy tales and hocus pocus and cleaning up on three services on sonday? Three chears for the hellenized Jew? Some Christians come off as Pharisees? Three more chears for hellenized Jew everywhere?

hirundine said...

While not a christian, I have always been interested in all religions.

Carl Jung shows that humans have a religious nature. Which is likely the root cause, of so much dissension?

What I find ridiculous is the way in christianity, of Jesus being the "all". Is the way in which others are introduced. As if they somehow trump the position of Jesus of Nazareth. I suppose it makes their own position somewhat more tenable? Funnily, this man Jesus said. That the commandments of Moses were no longer to be used. That God his father commanded him to preach the two new commandments.

"That to love one another as thy self and to do unto others as you would have done unto you".

Strangely? This statement forms part of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, also.

Also strangely? The most focus is on Christianity. When the oldest religion on this planet today, is Hinduism.

So much Vedic knowledge has been stolen by recent "discoverers". That now take credit, for a knowledge gained thousands of years ago.

Most Christian dogma and ideas, shows up in religions older than theirs. Shown in the Zeitgeist movie, for example.

If the man Jesus of Nazareth lived? It can be seen he preached against both the Pharisees and Saducees. For good reason. I would advise people to discover why these sects within a sect. Bring down such disapproval from "the messiah". Enough for them to denounce his teachings.

On a personal level I see more credence to the notion that, the gnostics of Jesus of Nazareth were a sun of God [not son of God] sun-worshipping religion. That the Roman historian Josephus and the Roman emperor Constantine. Took a sun-worshiping sect, and perpetrated a scam to humanize this god, to bring religion under control of the state.

The Ashkenazi jews, were converted Khazaks. Controlled by Pharisees and Saducees. The Sephardic jews, migrated to Persia and eventually throughout the Mediterranean basin. That the real jews left behind, in Palestine. Converted to Islam. As it swept throughout the region, while Mohammed called himself "the Prophet".

Dublinmick said...

SU

Chris Spivey is back up, at least I am looking at it now.

You had me wondering, as I had just linked him and he mirrored a post of mine ...Littel Hitler, Hitler was Rothschild etc.

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Ruth of Exeter said...

I am a fundamentalist Christian and I try to do what Jesus told us to do - to love God and to love others. That includes gay people like Jadin. And yes, it sounds like cliche, but one of my best friends is gay. It's true that we don't see each other so much since I was saved. He says, come to an NA meeting. I say, no, Stevie, come to church. He has told me of the deathly thing that is the average gay lifestyle, and for some years of pleasure he is now struck down with HIV, created not by God, but by man. And he is sad that he missed out on having a family. I used to live as a Sodomite, back in London. And it broke my heart and nearly killed me. God's laws are life - rejecting them I death. May God bless all gay folks, and bring them home to their true Father.

Anon said...

Dear Ruth of Exeter,

You are indeed a good soul as you love Jadin.

We disagree about what constitutes "the average gay lifestyle".

To me the average 'gay' person is the little school boy who has an innocent crush on his male friend, or, the happily married mother who only has sex with her male husband but who finds girls more physically attractive than boys, or, the happily married father who only has sex with his wife but who finds boys more physically attractive than girls, or, the married soldier who joined the army in order to spend as much time as possible with men, or, the anti-gay campaigner who conveniently hides his youthful sexual relationship with boys...

I believe that most people with gay tastes never do sodomy.

The gay people who are 'out', and who do gay sex with multiple partners, are a tiny minority.

In many Moslem countries, the men who love their male friends do not consider themselves to be gay; this is because the term 'gay' is a modern Western invention, promoted now by those who want to divide and rule.

Peter said...

Sheesh! more Nazi psy ops!!!

Anonymous said...

My first husband was an extreme verbal abuser. I put up with it for 8 years, although I would listen to his invective in case I could learn anything from it.

One day, when I was unemployed, he screamed red-faced(and spat, as he stamped his foot at me):

Everybody f-ing hates you at work. Your managers, the people you sit next to....they all f-ing hate you.

It hit me like a bolt from above.......HE WAS SHOUTING AT HIMSELF.

Thus was I introduced to the phenomenon of projection.

We criticise in others what we criticise in ourselves.

As Peter T says: Some people are gay. Get over it!

Some sexual abuse survivors (understandably) cannot accept that at times their bodies may have responded to the abuse, or that they perceived their responses as enjoyment. Some may run for shelter in religion and project the fact that they have not accepted themselves onto others.....hiding behind the Bible.



Anon said...

Dear Anonymous,

Many thanks for your excellent comment on the the phenomenon of projection.

I have included it in the text of the post.

- Aangirfan.

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