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Prayer Forgiving Society

Expressing anger in a constructive way and letting go of the self-hate helps one heal.

The prayer below is written by a gay Christian. The prayer is posted with permission. In the prayer, the author forgiveness society for its mistakes.

A note of clarification may help people understand the prayer. When you see the word me in pink italics, the word me refers to being gay.


Lord, I Forgive Society

A threat you said were those like me.
You branded
me criminal, dangerous to society.
Police harrassed and courts jailed those like
me.
Don't ask. Don't tell.

Emotionally ill you said were those like me.
You branded
me defective, something to treat.
Therapied to illness and suicide were those like
me.
Don't ask. Don't tell.

Worthless you said were those like me.
You branded
me unworthy, something to throw away.
A blind eye turned to the bashing and murder of those like
me.
Don't ask. Don't tell.

Animals you said were those like me.
You branded
me inhuman, subhuman.
Political opposition to basic human rights dehumanized those like
me.
Don't ask. Don't tell.

Risk to national security you said were those like me.
You branded
me unworthy to be an army hero.
A hero's death denied, only a victim's death you gave those like
me.
Don't ask. Don't tell.

Diseased you said were those like me.
You branded
me the cause of AIDS.
Cowering in fear, loving medical care you denied those like
me.
Don't ask. Don't tell.

Immoral you said were those like me.
You branded
me unable to love and to be loved.
Marriage and children you cannot have you told those like
me.
Don't ask. Don't tell.

No place for here you told those like me.
You branded
me totally unfit for society.
Homes and jobs you cannot have you told those like
me.
Don't ask. Don't tell.

For crimes against humanity, crimes against me,
I forgive you.
Don't ask. Don't tell.