|Zanne Chaos (emilie_burns) wrote in overtherainbow,|
@ 2007-07-12 23:24:00
|Current music:||Time for My Friends - Don Francisco|
Welcome to the community
We're now open for business. I'm your moderator -- at present, the only one. In time, with growth, more will be added as needed.
For the time being, membership is open, and the posts are not auto-friendlocked. At a later time, I'll put it to vote for the community to decide if it should continue to be that way, provided that trolls are absent or kept to a minimum. This community should be a safe and comfortable place for all of us.
Gay or straight, you're welcome here. If you don't support the idea that homosexuals can be Christians as well, you're still welcome, as long as you don't attack members. Questions are always welcome, as are prayer requests.
Now, a bit about me, the founder of the community...
I'm bisexual, polyamorous, Otherkin, childfree, and a witch. I am also Christian. I believe in Jesus Christ of Nazareth, born of the Virgin Mary, who suffered and died for our sins that whosoever believes in Him has life everlasting. I spent many years trying to change myself and all the parts of me that I've been born with to fit in with the mainstream perception of how a Christian should be, and my path took me to Pentecostal and Dominionist-type Churches, where slowly, every ounce of self-worth and self-love was destroyed, to the point where I was ready to walk away from God. I still believed in Him, I just also believed He didn't love me, regardless of what John 3:16 said.
He intervened personally, and I slowly found my way back. In the process, I came to terms with myself, and who I was, and my place with Him, and my unique abilities and nature. He made me as I am, and gave me these gifts, which I will use and live and acknowledge in honor of Him.
I am as far from the Moral Majority's belief of what a proper Christian is as day is from night. That doesn't change the fact I still believe in Jesus Christ and still honor and worship Him as my Lord and Savior. Many would be willing to sit in judgement of me and point fingers. They weren't there in the darkest nights, and they weren't there when I found the road home. They weren't there in all the times God's made His will known to me without using another person to serve as His mouthpiece.
I also run Wounded Warriors on LiveJournal, for those of us who have been hurt by the Religious Right and Moral Majority.
I listen to Him, not to man.