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Sun Apr 6, 2014, 09:09 AM

51. the religious right is rich and powerful

along with hateful and destructive. My husband was dragged to church every Sunday by his submissive mother and abusive father. He beat the kids, she prayed for it to stop. Needless to say, my husband has no use for religion. His brother remained true to the faith, married and raised six religious fanatics without the physical abuse (thank goodness.) Our nephew committed suicide at 21 with a wife and new baby. I loved that kid, but always knew he had a secret he couldn't reconcile with his family or himself. The suicide was devastating to the whole family, but probably not as devastating as the kid coming out. They have consoled themselves that he is in heaven with Jesus and all is well.
We took our daughter to the Presbyterian Church for several years, my husband liked the pastor. She was just a temp, but was our neighbor and a terrific lady. When the church got a new minister and my daughter grew up, my husband was through. I was the hypocrite attending because, in truth, I am a non believer. His family does enough praying for everyone. They love Jesus and pray Obama will die; real good Christians.

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