Saturday, June 9, 2012

Stopped In My Tracks . . .


Quite by accident, I stumbled across a website that startled me. It's called The Weed and is written by a Mormon, one who happens to be homosexual. One particular entry  on June 7, 2012 was exceptionally startling to me -- it is titled  Club Unicorn: In which I come out of the closet on our ten year anniversary.

Below is a description of the writer:

Facts about The Weed (written by his wife, who has adopted the role as his publicist):

1. He's a Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Auburn, WA (Come and see him if you would like counseling -- seriously!)

2. He's an active Mormon

3. He's gay

4. He's married to a woman (who is awesome!)

5. He's amazing.

6. He writes this blog. He writes about ALL kinds of things. It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. It might even make you mad or offended. Give it a try.

This entry is long so if you decide to read it, you might wish to wait until you can devote sufficient time to it.

Here is The Link



A strong verbal or written attack on someone or something.
The art or practice of engaging in controversial debate or dispute.



Born June 9, 1961

Canadian American actor, author, celebrity, producer, activist and voice-over artist. With a film and television career spanning from the late 1970s, Fox's roles have included Marty McFly from the Back to the Future trilogy (1985-1990); Alex P. Keaton from Family Ties (1982-1989) for which he won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award; and Mike Flaherty from Spin City (1996-2000), for which he won an Emmy, three Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991, and disclosed his condition to the public in 1998. Fox semi-retired from acting in 2000 as the symptoms of his disease worsened. He has since become an activist for research toward finding a cure. This led him to create the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and on March 5, 2010, Sweden's Karolinska Institutet gave him a honoris causa doctorate for his work in advocating a cure for Parkinson's disease.


  Born June 9, 1891
Died Oct 15, 1964

"Night and Day," "I Get A Kick Out of You" "You’re the Top," "Begin the Beguine," "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" --  some of the cleverest, funniest, and most romantic songs ever written came from the pen of Cole Porter. He was unmatched as a tunesmith, and his Broadway musicals -- from "Kiss Me Kate" and "Anything Goes" to "Silk Stockings" and "Can Can" -- set the standards of style and wit to which today’s composers and lyricists aspire.


The ruling passion, be it what it will.
The ruling passion conquers reason still.

--Alexander Pope

1 comment:

  1. Unlike you, i did not happen upon the above-mentioned article by "accident". It was recommended to me by a Mormon friend of mine as expressing his own view of homosexuality and the Church's (Mormons')doctrines on that subject.
    I read it. Voraciously. I re-read it. I shall publish my rebuttal on it and related subjects on the site soon, to express my own beliefs on the subject and in the hopes of thereby creating a healthy polemic.

    In the meantime, allow me to express this:

    I felt offended for true homosexuals, many of whom would BE, even today, heterosexual if they could be (because of people like the author of the article and others, even worse, whose societally-encrusted and, in my opinion, barbaric beliefs permit and encourage the maligning--the perfect word--of homosexuals and homosexuality.
    He speaks of choice, whereas a true homosexual has no more choice to be other than what s/he is than a true heterosexual has. S/he can, of course, pretend to be straight and, if not totally horrified, terrified of and/or finding being sexual with a person of the opposite sex too physically repugnant, marry and produce the required child or two. Three? I doubt that very much. These are the true closet homosexuals.
    His definition of homosexuality, even his own, is unclear to me and, in light of his 'miraculous' accomplishments as a "gay", but loving, heterosexually active husband and father of three, very dubious indeed. Does he not see that a person's sexuality is part of his or her very identity and not something s/he can take on and/or off? It's like our race,nationality, eye colour, and height, not like religion, which is made of ideas and can hence be argued and changed. Even being born left-handed and writing with one's right hand is easier to change than one's innate sexualtiy.
    So,it finally all reminded me ironically of British Jeannette Winterson's new(ish) book entitled WHY BE HAPPY WHEN YOU COULD BE NORMAL? As well as her first book, made into a lovely, if deadly humourous film, ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONY FRUIT.