Marvin Clears the Air

Responding to recent criticism surrounding his spirited reaction to J.J.’s blog entry about him, Marvin points out what he sees as hypocrisy in the recent comments of some of you, his listeners.

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  1. Srina on April 10, 2006 at 1:10 pm Reply

    OUTSTANDING post, marvin. i’m sorry you haven’t been sleeping well.

  2. Bob Painter on April 10, 2006 at 2:00 pm Reply

    I can relate to your angst, Marvin. I too have many times been on a narrow path; however, this narrow path was not the Christian march of obedience. No, it was the thin edge of the fence rail I was stradding, trying to keep my queer acquaintances at bay while being marginalized by heterosexuals I was trying to emulate.

    Marvin, do you feel equal to the men in your church? Do you believe your opinions and thoughts have as much weight as your “always straight” brothers? If so, could you give an example? And if not, why?

    Love you, Marv…

    BOB

  3. Joe G. on April 11, 2006 at 12:00 am Reply

    Wow, Marvin, that really cleared the air!

  4. Willie Hewes on April 11, 2006 at 6:25 pm Reply

    Hey Marvin,

    Sorry to hear you’ve had a rough weekend. My days have been a little troubled too, of late. Hope things will work out for you, take it easy.

    Willie

  5. Anonymous on April 12, 2006 at 12:29 am Reply

    I think the difference here is that the elder from your church did actually attack you, whereas JJ did not. She posted her own thoughts on her own blog, and yes, they were about you, but as you stated, you are now a public figure so she was well within her rights to do that. It was Peterson who brought the post to your attention, not JJ.

    And, uh, I think Willie Hewes is a woman, I could be wrong though. Feel free to correct me.

  6. Valorie Zimmerman on April 14, 2006 at 9:58 am Reply

    Hmmmmm, I dunno whether the air is clear, or not. I’ve never met JJ, or interacted with her in any way. I read her post with interest, though, because her theory might explain what is happening with “ex-gays”. I don’t know your elder, either, but I’ve dealt with a few bullies in my day.

    I love being able to listen to your audioblogs, because you give of yourself so freely to all who choose to listen. That is so very rare, and as you say, you are on a path that few others are on. I’ve been able to talk easily with quite a few gay and lesbian people, but very few ex-gays. You are a wonderful exception to that, and I love it! Usually I have trouble talking with evangelical Christians, because I used to be in that atmosphere, and found it most toxic to my spirit. Yet there you are, speaking in your wonderful voice, to people who may not share your beliefs or values. It is miraculous, and I hope that you will continue to tell your story.

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