Marvin Returns (part 2)

In which Marvin recalls what happens when he is hauled into the pastor’s office for a meeting. If you haven’t done so yet, listen to Marvin Returns first to get the full story.

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  1. Joe G. on February 5, 2006 at 4:45 pm Reply

    Oh, Marvin – this all sounds so familiar. When I was attending this fundamentalist church during my college years I had about five meetings with the pastor wherein he shared his concerns and hurts about how I was behaving. Oye!

    You must of been very upset not to have greeted Delores with “Hello, Dolly!”

    BTW, I wish my Meeting had a weekly aerobics/praise/Meeting for Worship class on Friday evenings, too.

  2. Christine on February 5, 2006 at 7:07 pm Reply

    Marvin, I agree with Joe about it all sounding familiar. I was always being pressured to be “giving” as well as “taking” when I was known to be a homosexual struggler at my past churches. I just used to tell them that it was my time to really heal myself and it wasn’t the time for me to be giving….but that’s just my experience. Maybe you are at a different place with your struggle than I was at that time. I’m wishing all the best and can’t wait to hear what else is happening with all of this.

  3. Jonathan on February 7, 2006 at 12:15 am Reply

    ummmm…Marvin, did you say you had to leave to go to Church? The same-old, same-old one? I wonder if figuratively, you could turn into something like Lot’s wife because you are looking back after God has pointed you in a new direction? Of course, that’s assuming you feel God pointed you to the other church. Just a thought! Remember…there is therefore now NO condemnation to those who are in Christ!

    j.

  4. Anonymous on February 7, 2006 at 5:30 pm Reply

    I remember a Pastor that I had shared my same sex struggles with….kept telling me I was in “rebellion”…

    And that “homosexuality is the greatest rebellion of all”!

    Pseudo-pscho-theology….

    But mostly, he wanted me not to question anything he said.

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