Memorial held for gay Mormon who committed suicide in Los Altos

Full story: Santa Cruz Sentinel

Ten years ago, Henry Stuart Matis walked up to the steps of a Mormon church in Los Altos with a note reading "Do not resuscitate" pinned to his shirt, and shot himself.
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Haw Haw

Chicago, IL

#202 Mar 14, 2010
Frank Stanton wrote:
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Of course I can marry a male !
Where have you been these past few years ???
Frank, thank you for reminding me of that fact as well - in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, DC, Vermont, and New Hampshire, as well as within many religions such as your own.

And life in those states has morally degraded beyond recognition as a result, right, hmh?
Frank Stanton

Saratoga Springs, NY

#203 Mar 14, 2010
Haw Haw wrote:
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Frank, thank you for reminding me of that fact as well - in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, DC, Vermont, and New Hampshire, as well as within many religions such as your own.
And life in those states has morally degraded beyond recognition as a result, right, hmh?
What's your point ?
Rev_Kenneth

Lancaster, TX

#204 Mar 14, 2010
Haw Haw wrote:
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Speak for yourself, "Reverend," but the comment you were responding to wasn't even addressed to you. Besides being severely spelling challenged you must also have a lot of inner anger to respond in that way to something that wasn't even meant for you. It's sad to see your anger laid out here in response to this message. And I won't add to it further other than to say I hope it gets better for you someday.
It was my understanding that we could reply to any post in the forum. As for bad spelling I was still working on my first cup of coffee of the day. Have a great one.
Rev_Kenneth

Lancaster, TX

#205 Mar 14, 2010
dances with weebles wrote:
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or sitting next to a small woodland river just watching the water flow past... not even wondering where it came from or where it's going.
I could not agree more. Mother Nature at her best. She is alive and producing miracles every day.
Haw Haw

Chicago, IL

#206 Mar 14, 2010
Frank Stanton wrote:
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What's your point ?
Umm... that same sex marriage is indeed being practiced here despite what people like Humor Me Here would like everyone else to think...

Sorry if I didn't make that clear...
Haw Haw

Chicago, IL

#207 Mar 14, 2010
Rev_Kenneth wrote:
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It was my understanding that we could reply to any post in the forum. As for bad spelling I was still working on my first cup of coffee of the day. Have a great one.
Go ahead, reply away. Just know thine enemy.
Haw Haw

Chicago, IL

#208 Mar 14, 2010
Frank Stanton wrote:
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What's your point ?
The other thing is that Humor Me Here and his friends would like everyone to think that the world will collapse into moral depravity as soon as SSM is made legal. And we can all see what a moral cesspool and sleaze pit Iowa has become as a result, haven't we..?

I only mention Iowa since it's a state right next door to me. Their top-notch educational system that was once the envy of the nation has all gone to hell as a result and I hear that now they're even forcing little boys in elementary school to stage same sex weddings with one another to practice.

There's also been a mass migration of Iowans into Illinois, Nebraska, and Missouri as a result of those rule changes. Minnesota is still too dang cold in the winter to get much of an influx.

(that was sarcasm and hyperbole in the manner and style of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), btw)

Since: Oct 08

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#210 Apr 23, 2010
opposite haw wrote:
The young man killed himself because he was mentally ill.Thats all,and nothing more.His war with wanting to place objects in his bowels is a action that is always uncontrolable.Stop your preversions and you'll begin to repear yourself.This illness is a breading ground for madness,and laids to anger as haw haw shows throughout the forums.Gays are constantly looking for acceptence from normal adults who live their lives in happiness and fulfillment.Love ya HAW
Ahh, now the truth is coming out...your obsessions are showing.

“Mystical Atheism for everyone!”

Since: Nov 08

El Cerrito California

#211 Apr 23, 2010
opposite haw wrote:
The young man killed himself because he was mentally ill.Thats all,and nothing more.His war with wanting to place objects in his bowels is a action that is always uncontrolable.Stop your preversions and you'll begin to repear yourself.This illness is a breading ground for madness,and laids to anger as haw haw shows throughout the forums.Gays are constantly looking for acceptence from normal adults who live their lives in happiness and fulfillment.Love ya HAW
This young man's mental illness was what he was taught at a church that does not accept the true God that Jesus pointed us towards when he said "The kingdom of God is within YOU" and instead teaches of a patriarchal hierarchy with the primitive volcano god Jehovah at the top. This is direct opposition to the mystical truth of unconditional LOVE that Jesus was killed for by the Romans who's Mithra based false Christianity is the one that Joseph Smith built his religion on.

These misguided people could easily be dismissed as cranks if it were not for the fact that as a group they wield tremendous financial and political power! The only defense we have against groups like this is the constitution. The protection of the minority from the tyranny of the majority applies to all of us. After all, each one of us is only one person. Ultimately a true democracy is a form of government that strives to protect all of us. Any form of government that harms any minority is not a democracy !

We all need to get informed and get involved in protecting our freedoms and our children!

This innocent child's blood is on the hands of the mormon Prophet!
curious cat

Santa Cruz, CA

#221 Aug 14, 2010
read this site:

http://www.youth-suicide.com/gay-bisexual/

gay youth should not end up dead!

“Mystical Atheism for everyone!”

Since: Nov 08

El Cerrito California

#222 Aug 15, 2010
curious cat wrote:
read this site:
http://www.youth-suicide.com/gay-bisexual/
gay youth should not end up dead!
Thank you for sharing the website. It is sad that so many innocent children suffer due to primitive and barbaric religions such as the Latter Day Saints who deny scientific evidence in preference to the teachings of a false prophet.

Those who cling to these false teachings despite overwhelming evidence that being gay is something people are born with have the blood of these innocents on their hands!
Section 8 LGBT people

Santa Cruz, CA

#223 Aug 30, 2010
LGBT teens up to 4 times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual counterparts. this speaks to a disturbing crisis in our society.

http://gaylife.about.com/od/gayteens/a/gaysui...

to quote:

"Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth Suicide Statistics
By Ramon Johnson, About.com Guide

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth are up to four
times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers, according
to the Massachusetts 2006 Youth Risk Survey. A 2009 study, "Family
Rejection as a Predictor of Negative Health Outcomes" led by Dr. Caitlin Ryan
and conducted as part of the Family Acceptance Project at San Francisco
State University, shows that adolescence who were rejected by their families
for being LGBT were 8.4 times more likely to report having attempted
suicide. And for every completed suicide by a young person, it is estimated
that 100 to 200 attempts are made (2003 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance
Survey).

In Always My Child: A Parent's Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian,
Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning Son or Daughter, author Kevin
Jennings associates this statistic with the stressors gay youth face, such as:
Increasing awareness of same sex attraction.

Disclosure of sexual orientation to family and friends.

Victimization provoked by their sexual orientation (verbal abuse, threats of
physical violence, etc.)."
eafwfwe

Clementon, NJ

#224 Jul 13, 2011
YEA they kill themselves because they are gay racists and don't wanna hang out with black people who would probably treat a gay wigger with respect or asians or some junk
eafwfwe

Clementon, NJ

#225 Jul 13, 2011
they only wanna hang out with white people who accept gays no other race..
open minded

Redwood City, CA

#226 Jul 13, 2011
Stan Franton--- You and your views here are truly very humorous! You are also very ignorant. Need to educate yourself and not just believe what you are told. I am an ex Mormon and went to B.Y. U. as well as attended our church seminary all thru high school. I am no longer a Mormon because I do not believe in any organized religion. It is all o fairytale as far as I am concerned. However, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is in fact a Christian denomination and teaches the principles and loving ways of Christ, which is Christianity.
Actual explanation/definition: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (abbreviated as the LDS Church and colloquially referred to as the Mormon Church) is a nontrinitarian restorationist Christian religion and the largest denomination originating from the Latter Day Saint movement founded by Joseph Smith, Jr. in Upstate New York in 1830. The church is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has established congregations (called wards or branches) and built temples worldwide. With over 50,000 missionaries serving worldwide at any given time, the church currently claims a growing membership of over 14.1 million.[1]
Like the other churches of the Latter Day Saint movement, the LDS Church considers itself to be a restoration of the early Christian Church started by Jesus, which was later lost in the centuries after Christ in a Great Apostasy.

I ask you, a Lutheran, should we not believe that Lutherans are not Christian because of your founder Martin Luther? Also some of the cult behavior others are describing here are not truly a part of the Mormon religion or even recognized by the actual church. Rather they are cults, to use your words that have been formed by people who are truly apostates and have broken all ties with the actual church.

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