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God Blessed Me With A Gay Son by showna God Blessed Me With A Gay Son by showna
Pridefest, Milwaukee, WI. June 10th, 2006.

The entrance to pride fest was filled with protesters yelling and screaming about how we were going to die for our sins, how god was against us. This one guy was asking people, "What it love?" And I walked up to him and I said, "Love is a deep understanding and respect between two people."

He had nothing to say.

And off to the side... I see this woman standing by herself, holding a sign. I casually walk over, assuming that she is with this nasty group of protesters... and lo & behold, this is what I find. I smiled and looked down at the ground for a moment before asking her if I could take her photo. Tears came to my eyes as I walked away.
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God Blessed Me With A Gay Son by `showna "is affirming & wonderful and the story that goes with it is pretty good too!" - said the suggester. Me? I didn't need any words!
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DorianPavus Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Digital Artist
What a beautiful human being. :heart:
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madwriter1997 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Congratulations (NOT sarcasm)
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xxShattered-Dreamsxx Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Praise the gods. Amazing.:)
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Digimon02 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
She looks like one of those dumpty women that will argue your ear off without letting you get a word in.
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DorianPavus Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Digital Artist
How classy of you to judge people by their looks.
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Digimon02 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Cry me a river
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Old-Marcie1234 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
:)
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Rosalinda16 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hell yes.
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cosstrig Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had reached my wits end I cant believe how much this exceeded expectations my success was effortless just wanted to share the wealth
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Minaxit Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had finally hit rock bottom this turned my luck around its an amazing feeling to have money to blow just picture the possibilities
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Franni Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
she's great !!!
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RoseAnDarkholm Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
love this man
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EmilyParrishCostume Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love the look on her face! Congratulations on the DD its a great feeling isn't!
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Titanium-Zen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing even when i'm an Atheist xD

and Caaann some one pleaaasee Report Galaxyae ! :iconasymmetricalplz:
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Nameda Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
congrats on the well deserved DD what a beautiful encounter
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SemiFloating Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.... Wow... This is the first person I've seen who hasn't lashed out/ raged for what people think is "god hating them" , but in a way this is a little mocking... Personally, I think this is stupid. God didn't bless you with "a gay son" , that was totally all HIS choice whether he wants to be gay or not. Sorry folks.
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SemiFloating Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't get me wrong, I don't hate gays, I just hate people who shove it in your face all the time. (My school is terrible for that -_______-)
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MantaTheMisukitty Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Faith in humanity restored...
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TheGuardianDragon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
^ Some of the above comments make me glad that I'm not Catholic or Christian (not mentally, at least). I'm sorry, but no one - NO ONE- should ever be punished for who they love. I don't care what it says in the Bible - if you are a decent human being, look out for others, choose love over hatred, are generous, giving, helpful, and do not mean harm to anyone, then seriously...if the person who makes you the happiest in your life you could ever be happens to be the same gender you are, then "God bless"!.

Also...if humans 'sin' all the time, then seriously, what the hell is wrong with being gay compared to everything else you can "sin" for?

If you're lucky enough to have found love in your life, regardless of what sex that person is, then guess what? Love is love. It's not supposed to discriminate or judge. So good for those who have found that love! A lot of us never do.
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Nameda Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
:clap: I couldnt agree less
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Canankk Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
:nod: :clap:
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AbsolutelyRidiculous Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am a Christian. I have been all my life. I believe that love is love, and completely support someone's right to be with the person that they love. Anyone who feels differently is entitled to their opinion, but no one should have the right to tell another person who they can or cannot be with. One of my closest friends is gay, and I love her like a sister. I believe that God makes each and every person special in his or her own way, and if you are gay, that's just how you were made. Jesus told us we are not to judge others. We are to love everyone, regardless of how they live their lives. And it hurts me that other Christians will be so horrible and cruel and do such hateful things towards their fellow human beings. It reflects badly on our entire faith, and I am not afraid to say that I am a Christian and a supporter of gays and gay rights.
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Insanepayne Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Leviticus chapter 18 has something to say on sexuality. I encourage all christians (and non-christians) who believe that there is nothing "wrong" with being homosexual or whatever else to read that chapter. We as christians are to love like Jesus would. We are not the ones who judge. But we are supposed to spread the truth.
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Talty Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   Artisan Crafter
This is so beautiful :happycry:
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   General Artist
Wonderfully inspiring. :heart:
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KavumiSayomi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is one of the most heart-wrenching photo's I've yet to see here. To know that people like this woman are so understanding, and caring, and able to see that being gay is a beautiful thing, like the birth of a child, or two people who love each other getting married is almost completely heart-breaking. I hope that no one gives her grief or shows their hatred to her, or her son, and he's a happy, sweet, and loving boy.
This is beyond beautiful, and I agree with you. Just reading her sign makes me cry. It's so sweet, and it's so sad that people around her could easily say it's a sin, while she finds it a blessing.
This deserves all of the love anyone has. I hope she and her son are truly happy and have all kinds of hope. I know this gave me hope for the world.

Thank you so much for posting this.
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Greenpolarbear47 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am a devote Catholic but I believe there is nothing wrong with being gay. God made every single person on earth and he would not make someone gay if it was a sin. Love is love and there is nothing wrong with it (as long as it is between consenting adults). The only thing that really matters to God and I believe this whole heartedly is that you're a kind person.

This is a wonderful photo, thanks for posting it. It's great to see parents supporting their children, regardless of their sexuality.
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Lmomjian Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what about someone made with a weakness for lust/porn?  or aggressive behavior that sometimes leads to violence?

not every characteristic we are born with is something we should live out.
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Greenpolarbear47 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Well as long as the person with weakness for lust/porn only watches "normal porn" (ie, porn that is NOT child porn, bestiality, or snuff) and does not rape anyone (or intrude on anyone's privacy) , it's their business. As with the person with an aggressive behaviour, that is a different thing entirely as it can cause harm to other people.

 

My whole thing with homosexuality is it's not hurting anyone and it is occurring between consenting adults hence it's perfectly okay.

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Lmomjian Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my point is that we are not born perfect.  many people are born with a tendency for procrastination, and while this does not physically harm anyone, it can hardly be called "good."  There are things that come naturally to people, like procrastination to some, that are not beneficial for them.

While I am not here to convince you that homosexuality is one of these "flawed" tendencies, I don't think you can make the argument that people should live out every tendency they are born with.
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Greenpolarbear47 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not saying that we are born perfect but I am saying that we are born as we are (for better or worse) and we have to accept it (the good and the bad). Of course, we have to control some tendencies but again, that control also make us who we are. For example, a person with destructive tendencies channeling that into music.
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LightingAshley25 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amen!I'm a devoted Christian but my mom is totally against gay marriage but i honestly dont care i have gay and lesbian friends and im straight but it really doesnt matter to me as long as they are happy
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Greenpolarbear47 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My mom was the one who told me that there was nothing wrong with someone being homosexual, that it was the way God made them. As I said, love is love, doesn't matter if it's between two men, two women, or a man and a woman, it's the same.
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LightingAshley25 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i totally agree with you love is love
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Greenpolarbear47 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And that's all that should matter.
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LightingAshley25 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes
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conan5004 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Photographer
she must been lesbian
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Galaxyae Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
I apologize, officialy to everyone, If upseted someone please forgive me, I don't want to be judgmental, I AM NOT TRYING and I DON'T WANT TO, but someone asked where in the Bible says that being a gay is a sin, to be gay is sin.You Christians know this!.God bless you, have mercy on you, all.
PS:I am sorry for my english.My native language is not english : ).
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Pandepon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Though I started to appreciate your apology, you added "but" to it which made it less effective.
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Galaxyae Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Well, that happened :D he didn't asked he said that you have the right to be gay, there are no such rights ^^.:D.God bless you.
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Pandepon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Why are there no such rights?

It is MY life, not yours. Why does my happiness have to be compromised because of what other people think?

How would you like it if people said to you "Oh. You are not aloud to love that person."
If you REALLY loved them and wanted to spend the rest of your life with them, and they want to spend the rest of their life with you. Why should you have to care what they think? What should they care who you love?
Stop thinking about what we gays do in bed and think about how boring and normal we are to every other couple out there! Gay people are like everyone else!

I go to sleep at night. I wake up in the morning. I go to work so I can pay my bills and buy food. Sometimes I go to school so I can try to pursue my dreams of being an illustrator. I have 2 cats. I have a mom, a dad, a bother, a sister. I have great friends.
I laugh. I cry. I yell. I hurt. I love. I care.

I am a boring, average, everyday person. I am NO DIFFERENT than everyone else other than the detail that I like girls instead of boys.

I have no control of whom I fall in love with. I did not choose to love girls, just like I didn't choose to have blue eyes, or choose to have freckles, or choose to be born a female.
Why should I be miserable to make people I don't even know happy? What counts in my happiness and the happiness of those I care about.

I have the RIGHT to be with whoever I love, which may happen to be a girl. Just like you have the right to be with whoever YOU love, which may happen to be a guy.
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KavumiSayomi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If I could hug you right now, I would. I'm sorry people like him treat good people like you, and every other sweet gay, or bisexual person, like they're sinners, and don't deserve to be loved or love anyone they want. You deserve to be happy, and I hope you are happy. You deserve it, like every other person born into this world. Keep strong, and know that you're perfect in your own way, like my girlfriend, or my best friend, or anyone else. Also, if you ever need to talk, note me. I'll be right there for you to talk to.
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Galaxyae Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
and I don't listen to people, I listen to God.:.God bless you.Have a good day.:)
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TommyGK Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Get out
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