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djkittie7 July 6th, 2013 2:45am

As a "recovering southern baptist," who also happens to be a lesbian, my mother keeps sending me books trying to convert me back. Should I sell them to make a profit or burn them so no one else has to read that they can't be who they were born to be?

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comppete Las Vegas
07/05/13 11:43 pm

You could just donate them to the library or some other charity. Someone will find comfort in them.

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/05/13 11:20 pm

I understand the way you feel, but those books might be helpful for someone - might as well make a profit.

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0000000
07/05/13 10:15 pm

I was raised very VERY Catholic, and I ended up divorced and atheist. My parents disowned me when I told them of my divorce. They have never met my new husband or son, and my daughters from previous marriage think they are evil. Their loss!

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0000000
07/05/13 10:15 pm

Religion causes more problems than it solves.

Mooo42Q Thats Nucking Futs
07/06/13 5:47 am

Sux for them. What fools!!

amyaub
07/05/13 9:13 pm

This recovered Southern Baptist says burn them!

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Keldeo Laverre City
07/05/13 8:33 pm

I couldn't possibly burn something my mother gave me, even if I disagree. Could you? I feel like I would be symbolizing hate between us.

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djkittie7 Texas
07/06/13 9:46 am

Well, the thing is...the more she tells me that she won't come to my wedding, that I am disgusting, that I won't ever be good enough, even by denying my own self as God made me, the more hated I feel.

Keldeo Laverre City
07/06/13 9:51 am

Maybe you two could benefit from a little talk. Express yourself respectfully and clearly. Hopefully, she's open minded enough to at least accept you and stop the insults, if not openly support you.

djkittie7 Texas
07/06/13 2:18 pm

We have tried multiple times to talk. She thinks she is respecting me by telling me I have the same right to marry a man as she does.

jmw7477 Indiana
07/05/13 8:13 pm

I'm a bisexual Wiccan. My grandparents raised me. My grandma is constantly giving me all sorts of little pamphlets, books, etc. I just put them into the recycling bin. I've tried to talk with her about it. I figure recycling them is just best.

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djkittie7 Texas
07/06/13 9:47 am

I had completely forgotten about recycling a book! Thanks!

Mooo42Q Thats Nucking Futs
07/05/13 7:59 pm

Send them back to mom.

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djkittie7 Texas
07/06/13 9:48 am

I did think about that...the small immature part of me doesn't want her to be able to get her money back for it. ;)

kindocologist Beer is my friend
07/05/13 7:48 pm

Box them up and set them in front of the local Catholic Church.

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