Someone on a board I visit for gays, posted this message about the de conversion strategies of his room-mates.
Hopes you guys might have some tactics for dealing with them.
Hey guys, I'm in serious need for tips on defending yourself when you're
in a heated discussion with religious people..... (Mormon to be
specific) I mean, I thought I would be able to at least end a discussion
with an agreement to disagree... but that doesn't work for some people;
The situation I'm in involves me and my 5 roomates.... There really is
no avoiding them. They ask me if I've read "The Miracle of Forgiveness"
they try to tell me stories about ex-gays and that I could be fixed too
etc etc etc
Like, I know... it's wrong, but I'm not a confrontational person. I don't get defensive; because I try to grasp a
perspective from both sides. I do this because whatever I say will be in
stark contrast to their beliefs, and I don't want to turn this
relationship into what is all to common here in Mormonville. They greet
you with a smile, but deep down they want nothing to do with you.
(Hierarchy of superiority I swear..)
Someone suggested moving out.
I can't move out... I signed a 2 year lease. Now, I live in an
apartment. all 6 (including me) have our own private rooms. Besides, I'm
in the middle of Utah, so, no matter where I go, missionaries are going
to be knocking on my door constantly. Oh, and this is the only housing
option that offers a private room, so I thought that this housing
situation was the better option.
Any tips greatfully received.