Thursday, 27 August 2015

I've witnessed child molestation....

....this very afternoon, if this is to be taken seriously. An oldish guy, pensionable age and then some, who I've seen a few times in my local, and who was perhaps not quite as sober as he might have been, was rather loudly stating to his companions that he'd known he was gay since he was 12 (you and me both, I couldn't help thinking), and that he was quite happy in that knowledge. Standing next to my table, two away from Mr Gay Pensioner, was a girl of around 8 or 9, listening with obvious interest to his declaration. I couldn't possibly say whether she was pro or anti, but she was indisputably interested. The girl then went off, apparently unperturbed, to find her grandfather, who was talking to someone at another table.The disconnection between the Christian right and real life could hardly be more patent.

Love & best wishes to all
Sammy B


  1. It always hurt me when someone I knew was gay because they were out would start with conversations like this. I was in the closet for about as long as you were, Sammy. It was heartbreaking.

    And yes, the lunatics are loudly proclaiming their insanity. Thank goodness that that demographic is shrinking in the West and Europe.

    Peace <3

    Peace <3

    1. Hello Jay
      I'm all for people being happy in their own skin - the 'out and proud brigade' are absolutely fine, as far as I'm concerned. The fact that I'll (probably) never be one of them is my problem, not theirs. And yes, having to keep the 'real me' hidden virtually all the time is a painful, soul-destroying way to have to live your life.
      I'd certainly like to think that the 'extreme bigot' demographic is on the way out, but my experience, especially at work, suggests there's a long way to go yet.

      Love & best wishes
      Sammy B