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What's Going On?

The Glamorous Life of HIV

Twisted Words, Hurt Feelings and Redemption

September/October 2008

Keith GreenI don't let too many things get to me these days. When you've been as close to death as I have, you learn quickly to brush the dirt off your shoulders and keep it moving. For me to do otherwise could jeopardize everything I've put into reclaiming my life.

So, when I received the first e-mail about how I was being "wrung through the mud" on a popular "ex-gay" Christian website (ironically moderated by a guy who goes by the name of DL ... go figure), I took it as a cheap shot for controversy and continued on with my day. My days, after all, are pretty full. So focusing energy on something so obviously rooted in internalized homophobia was not something I was willing, nor able, to sacrifice.

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Read the Blog Post That Started It All (Blog Title: "Gay Christian Movement Watch")

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Comment by: Gerry (Kansas City) Mon., Oct. 6, 2008 at 1:46 pm EDT
Everything that exists does so because of God and everything God does is out of grace. Our lives and all that is endured within its frame is out of God's grace and therefor a blessing. Whether it's HIV/AIDS or some form of cancer, God has given us the ability to deal with it and learn more how to live in God's grace by it.
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Comment by: Rudi (South Africa) Mon., Oct. 6, 2008 at 3:38 am EDT
I've learned in life that despite our own struggles for survival there will always be that one person who, for the love of his /her own, would still seek opportunistic approaches of deceitfulness for their own insular self gain. Having shared very similar experiences in life, I've learned to cope with it.
The author are indeed not alone.
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