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(ABC)   Straight Christian lives for a whole year as a gay person to experience the persecution first-hand, including lying to his parents about his orientation   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 59
    More: Hero, National Coming Out Day, hold hands, gays, gay culture, Timothy Kurek  
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2012-10-11 07:28:15 PM  
28 votes:
Eventually the initial "revulsion" disappeared, according to Kurek. "Early on if a guy pinched my ass, I would have punched someone in the face."

Dumbass, even Jesus said you're supposed to turn the other cheek.
2012-10-11 09:01:20 PM  
8 votes:

Mija: Persecution? Oh please, God himself says homosexuality is an abomination and says that no homosexual can go to heaven. Any person who is truly saved loves God does not support that which God calls sin. Any time a homosexual is told the truth of their choices they claim persecution. Poor victims.

The Bible is clear on this matter.


I like to stone the people coming out of Red Lobster.
2012-10-11 08:19:06 PM  
7 votes:

ProfessorOhki: - Only three people knew the truth, and he needed them to carry out his audacious project: his closest friend, an aunt and Shawn, a gay friend whom Kurek also met at karaoke night.
- Kind-hearted Shawn, whom Kurek described as "a big black burly teddy bear," became his "pretend boyfriend."
- For credibility, Kurek learned to hold hands and embrace.
- But most of all, Shawn was the "first gay person that I let into my heart," said Kurek. "He was totally there for me through emotional turmoil ... I trusted him.
- "He knew I was straight and he didn't take it too far -- and he taught me not to be afraid."



Ah, he only put the head in.
2012-10-11 09:05:25 PM  
5 votes:

Jclark666: Wait... so you can choose to be gay, after all?


i301.photobucket.com
2012-10-11 08:56:49 PM  
5 votes:
Persecution? Oh please, God himself says homosexuality is an abomination and says that no homosexual can go to heaven. Any person who is truly saved loves God does not support that which God calls sin. Any time a homosexual is told the truth of their choices they claim persecution. Poor victims.

The Bible is clear on this matter.
2012-10-11 09:21:17 PM  
4 votes:

wildcardjack: I get to repeat a post.

If you spend a lifetime building boats, you're called a boat builder.
If you suck one cock....


You're a fabulous boat builder?
2012-10-11 08:21:18 PM  
4 votes:
Story won't load for me. How deep undercover did he go? Did he give up the rusty wagonwheel?
2012-10-12 12:30:04 AM  
3 votes:

Slam1263: I'll be more impressed if a queer could act like a straight Christian for a year.


They're called "Republicans" ...
2012-10-11 09:44:31 PM  
3 votes:

cryinoutloud: What a great dude. Someone buy him a Christian beer.



how about I just get him a bottle of Dasani and let his friend Jesus do the rest?
2012-10-11 09:38:51 PM  
3 votes:
"I'M BUYING THIS NEWSPAPER!"

moderateleft.com
rpl
2012-10-11 09:20:59 PM  
3 votes:
southparkstudios-intl.mtvnimages.com
2012-10-11 11:29:43 PM  
2 votes:

steamingpile: Dansker: Marcintosh: He chose today, National Coming Out Day and LGBT National History Month, to launch book sales . . .


sort of says it all as far as I'm concerned. So yes, I do doubt his sincerity at all levels.

Having a sound publishing strategy means you're dishonest? I don't get it.

Its an ulterior motive.


So vote Republican.
2012-10-11 11:16:20 PM  
2 votes:
Pfffft, BFD. John Ritter did it for years.
2012-10-11 10:52:16 PM  
2 votes:
Some people will use any excuse to suck a dick.
2012-10-11 10:24:25 PM  
2 votes:

No Line For Beer: Mija: Persecution? Oh please, God himself says homosexuality is an abomination and says that no homosexual can go to heaven. Any person who is truly saved loves God does not support that which God calls sin. Any time a homosexual is told the truth of their choices they claim persecution. Poor victims.

The Bible is clear on this matter.

I like to stone the people coming out of Red Lobster.


I like to be stoned going into Red Lobster.

/Or Burger King.
//Or the fridge.
2012-10-11 09:25:22 PM  
2 votes:

Mija: Persecution? Oh please, God himself says homosexuality is an abomination and says that no homosexual can go to heaven. Any person who is truly saved loves God does not support that which God calls sin. Any time a homosexual is told the truth of their choices they claim persecution. Poor victims.

The Bible is clear on this matter.


honey where do you get this "God himself says..."? did He say that to you? or are you referencing the Bible, a collection of letters and writings penned by educated men interested in growing their cult, their wealth, their holdings and their power?

gadian: KrispyKritter: dooshbag

douchebag, Douchebag.


i know! i stated in my Boobies i'm a dooshbag! it's one of the few things i have going for me. it's almost...a super-power. it's amazing to witness. people avoid me even from long distances and for great lengths of time.
2012-10-11 09:02:58 PM  
2 votes:
Wait... so you can choose to be gay, after all?
2012-10-11 09:02:07 PM  
2 votes:
Sorry, typo. I meant to say, "I'm stoned. Who wants to go to Red Lobster."
2012-10-11 08:56:24 PM  
2 votes:
And now a gay atheist should pretend to be a devout hetero Christian because, um, help me out here.
2012-10-11 08:56:16 PM  
2 votes:
Now if he can only rid himself of that fairy-tale that has guided his life for so long and so damagingly.

Yeah, I went there. Being gay is a religion. Or something.
2012-10-11 08:52:06 PM  
2 votes:
He could have spent that energy actually helping people instead of feeding his persecution complex fix.
2012-10-11 07:34:24 PM  
2 votes:
- Only three people knew the truth, and he needed them to carry out his audacious project: his closest friend, an aunt and Shawn, a gay friend whom Kurek also met at karaoke night.
- Kind-hearted Shawn, whom Kurek described as "a big black burly teddy bear," became his "pretend boyfriend."
- For credibility, Kurek learned to hold hands and embrace.
- But most of all, Shawn was the "first gay person that I let into my heart," said Kurek. "He was totally there for me through emotional turmoil ... I trusted him.
- "He knew I was straight and he didn't take it too far -- and he taught me not to be afraid."


Damn, Shawn, that is some elaborate game. Not sure if ethical, but still pretty impressive.
2012-10-12 03:18:35 PM  
1 votes:

SquiggsIN: wambu: Some people will use any excuse to suck a dick.

trying to be funny? or just a gigantic asshole? not sure which.


This is FARK, you nattering nitwit. That should give you a clue.

i.imgur.com
2012-10-12 12:51:50 PM  
1 votes:
So he bore false witness and disrespected his parents. That's a stonin'.
2012-10-12 10:36:16 AM  
1 votes:

Dansker: 99.998er: Hardly deserving of a Hero tag. Too bad there is not a self serving, self promoting douche bag tag. If he is such a great guy, then why would he have to go to such great lengths to prove it?

I don't see where he claims to be a particularly great guy. He clearly admits that he was wrong about things, and that he needed to change and overcome some prejudices to be a better person. Breaking the mental programming of childhood religious indoctrination can take dramatic measures, and it sounds like he did what he felt was necessary for him to free his mind and grow as a human being. Good for him.
As you demonstrate, understanding other people and their conditions can be difficult for even the most self-righteous among us.

Some of us go quietly in life excepting people as they are anyway.

Right. By calling them douche bags. Quiet acceptance.

What? Should I do an Al Jolson thing and live in the hood just to prove I respect blacks?

Has anyone suggested you should? Were you raised in a culture that disapproves of black people?
People are different, they learn about the world in different ways, and take all kinds of different paths through their lives. What works for one guy to bring him some form of enlightenment in no way obligates you to copy him. Especially if that's not the kind of lesson you need.

Do it in the first place, dick.

That's not quietly accepting people as they are. Agressively telling him how he should be is exactly the opposite of quietly accepting people as they are.


OK...I stand corrected. I do not quietly accept people. However, I do accept people. Even overbearing sanctimonious ones like yourself. My life is not a popularity contest. I call a spade a spade. If this adult guy feels the need to spend a year out of his life to prove a point, that is his deal, not mine. I am less than perfect. I am a booze hound and a womanizer. My parents were less than perfect, but as an adult I learned how to make my own choices without the need for a bullhorn to proclaim them. I walk through life knowing people are just people, many of which I do not agree or even like. I am not Jesus, so I do not have to love the guy at the bar loudly arguing Bush was the greatest president ever. Do I want to cock punch him? Hell yes!!! Do I actually do it? No, he has a right to his opinion.

My point is that most people do not have to climb mountains to find themselves or find the difference of what is right and what is wrong. I find both in every day life. Even here on Fark!

On a side note, the guy is gay. Not that I care, but nobody spends a year of their life just to see what it is like. That is just myquiet observation.
2012-10-12 10:22:30 AM  
1 votes:
Sorry, but my immediate reaction to this is, to paraphrase Chris Rock -

A Christian will say some shiat like, "I learned to not hate gay people" You're supposed to not hate people, according to the 'Son Of God', you dumb motherfarker! What kind of ignorant shiat is that? "I decided gays were really not horrible sinners predestined for hell" What do you want, a cookie?! You're not supposed to treat anyone like an outcast according to the fundamental tenets of your religious philosophy, you low-expectation-having motherfarker!
2012-10-12 06:52:39 AM  
1 votes:
And he just happens to be writing a book.

Get a jerb because Romney hates people like you.
2012-10-12 04:18:18 AM  
1 votes:
Saying Christians are better that Muslims when it come to gays is like saying sever facial warts are better than leprosy
2012-10-12 02:20:25 AM  
1 votes:

joonyer: This is f*cking not straight.


This straight didn't tell about his fu@king ;)
2012-10-12 01:57:04 AM  
1 votes:

Mija: Persecution? Oh please, God himself says homosexuality is an abomination and says that no homosexual can go to heaven. Any person who is truly saved loves God does not support that which God calls sin. Any time a homosexual is told the truth of their choices they claim persecution. Poor victims.

The Bible is clear on this matter.


The Bible also says women should shut the fark up about things like this. I think you need to be stoned (both with weeds and with little rocks that make you go OW"

Or are you a guy? 'Cuz then you are farked up in all sorts of ways biblically.
2012-10-12 01:27:26 AM  
1 votes:

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Slam1263: MayContainHorseGluten: Slam1263: I'll be more impressed if a queer could act like a straight Christian for a year.

But, I am kind of jaded.

uh, doesn't this happen... ALL THE TIME?!

Uh, you don't know many queers, do you Sweetie?

He's talking about all of those family-values republicans who end up being gay.


I'll just leave this here:
www.afterelton.com
2012-10-12 01:12:36 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-10-12 01:08:05 AM  
1 votes:
So where are the publishing contract for the folks who had to pretend to be straight?

"After the 7th 'inning', they don't serve any more drinks, but by then, I could scarcely keep down the cheap, overpriced swill they were calling beer. I tried to distract myself by getting into arguments with some cute guys nearby and when that didn't work, channeled my frustrated libido into overly dramatic, emotionally self-abusive makeout sessions with my beard 'Darlene'..."
2012-10-12 01:05:02 AM  
1 votes:

God-is-a-Taco: /Oh, and I'm not in any letter of LGBT unless you add an A for those people that add "ally". Ally to humanity instead of God


For someone who's not gay themself, you seem awfully sure how I should feel about Christians.

I'll make up my own mind, thank you, and you can go be somebody else's "ally."
2012-10-12 12:51:54 AM  
1 votes:

scalpod: Who does he think he is? Huston Smith?

Just kidding. I'm always impressed when anyone ever does actually walk a mile in someone else's shoes.


I have a gut feeling he was walking in his own shoes.
2012-10-12 12:36:09 AM  
1 votes:

Slam1263: I'll be more impressed if a queer could act like a straight Christian for a year.

But, I am kind of jaded.


uh, doesn't this happen... ALL THE TIME?!
2012-10-12 12:28:13 AM  
1 votes:
I'll be more impressed if a queer could act like a straight Christian for a year.

But, I am kind of jaded.
2012-10-12 12:12:21 AM  
1 votes:

ssssmashing: Hero? Living like a sodomite is heroic?


Actually, yes it is. Gay men (or straight men who are pretending to be gay) who take it up the butt so that another man can experience such wonderful pleasure are True American Heroestm. They are taking one for the team.
2012-10-11 11:27:39 PM  
1 votes:

Mija: Any person who is truly saved loves God does not support that which God calls sin.


You mean like hatred? Jesus was pretty clear about compassion.
2012-10-11 11:22:40 PM  
1 votes:

GRCooper: Pfffft, BFD. John Ritter did it for years.


Nice.
2012-10-11 11:19:26 PM  
1 votes:

Dansker: You make it sound like publishing a book and promoting it is a sneaky and underhanded activity.


Hmmm, too subtle?

Say, Jenny McCarthy likes to rub her boobs against other boobs! I hope she writes a book about it!
2012-10-11 10:46:22 PM  
1 votes:

GungFu: Now if he can only rid himself of that fairy-tale that has guided his life for so long and so damagingly.


Phrasing!
2012-10-11 10:34:34 PM  
1 votes:
"Pink Like Me"
2012-10-11 10:23:02 PM  
1 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: God-is-a-Taco: Oh bullshiat. What has the LGBT community done wrong? (not including the closeted self-hating ones inb positions of power)
It's on your side of the aisle, religious farktards.

There's some who tend to be a bit... Down towards all Christians.


Why wouldn't they be? Many have friends that committed suicide after "Christian Love" sent a strong message that their life had no value and that they do not deserve protection under any law.

Next you're going to tell me Jews weren't big fans of Hitler.
GODWIN'D BEEYOTCH
2012-10-11 10:10:54 PM  
1 votes:

Erebus1954: And now a gay atheist should pretend to be a devout hetero Christian because, um, help me out here.


Well, in certain areas of the world that strategy would be useful to hold down a job and avoid being prosecuted or persecuted for being gay, atheist or both. Being beaten to death behind a Tastee-Freeze by a gang of redneck mouth-breathers in rural Oklahoma probably sucks as far as life experiences go.
2012-10-11 10:10:35 PM  
1 votes:
For credibility, Kurek learned to hold hands and embrace.

And anal sex, lots and lots of anal sex.
2012-10-11 09:38:51 PM  
1 votes:
i253.photobucket.com
2012-10-11 09:26:26 PM  
1 votes:
In other news, he has a book for sale!

Heavens, just think what would have been the reaction sales if he wrote:

"pretended I was ghey, overwhelming reaction was BFD."

Buy my book! sheep.
2012-10-11 09:15:37 PM  
1 votes:

NannyStatePark: Imagine truly believing hell is real and people you love are burning in torment forever. It's like they are giving themselves PTSD constantly. No wonder they are crazy. They deserve pity.


It's the carrot and the stick, in theological form. "If you misbehave here, you will suffer an eternity of torment. If you behave here, you will enjoy an eternity of happiness." For some folks, it never occurs to them to unyoke themselves from that cart - they pull the cart, knowing that if they're good, they will enjoy the carrot of Heaven, and if they're bad, they will suffer the stick of Hell, without ever understanding what it is, exactly, they're supposed to do to be good. Their book is riddled with inconsistencies and nigh-impossible scenarios, their clergy enjoy many of the things their lay followers aren't supposed to enjoy, and ultimately it matters not because there's no evidence of either carrot or stick - just the lurid threats, flowing praise, and somewhat polished propaganda urging the laity to believe in the carrot and the stick.

It's a fantastic schtick.
2012-10-11 09:15:08 PM  
1 votes:
Are we sure it wasn't "Christian comes out as gay and gets so much pressure that he now claims it was just an elaborate study"?
2012-10-11 09:05:01 PM  
1 votes:

Mija: Persecution? Oh please, God himself says homosexuality is an abomination and says that no homosexual can go to heaven. Any person who is truly saved loves God does not support that which God calls sin. Any time a homosexual is told the truth of their choices they claim persecution. Poor victims.

The Bible is clear on this matter.


do you refrain from eating shellfish and figs?
2012-10-11 09:04:52 PM  
1 votes:

Mija: Persecution? Oh please, God himself says homosexuality is an abomination and says that no homosexual can go to heaven. Any person who is truly saved loves God does not support that which God calls sin. Any time a homosexual is told the truth of their choices they claim persecution. Poor victims.

The Bible is clear on this matter.


0/10. Too obvious- the paragraph break before the final statement was a rookie move.
2012-10-11 09:04:25 PM  
1 votes:
I think this guy is gay, he just can't admit it.
2012-10-11 09:03:11 PM  
1 votes:
Hero? Living like a sodomite is heroic?
2012-10-11 08:59:49 PM  
1 votes:
"Straight Christian lives for a whole year as a gay person"

www.rccrawler.com
2012-10-11 08:51:56 PM  
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: ProfessorOhki: - Only three people knew the truth, and he needed them to carry out his audacious project: his closest friend, an aunt and Shawn, a gay friend whom Kurek also met at karaoke night.
- Kind-hearted Shawn, whom Kurek described as "a big black burly teddy bear," became his "pretend boyfriend."
- For credibility, Kurek learned to hold hands and embrace.
- But most of all, Shawn was the "first gay person that I let into my heart," said Kurek. "He was totally there for me through emotional turmoil ... I trusted him.
- "He knew I was straight and he didn't take it too far -- and he taught me not to be afraid."



Ah, he only put the head in.


encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
2012-10-11 08:40:30 PM  
1 votes:
The Cross and the Closet hmm, referencing the The Cross and the Switchblade I guess.
 
I suppose it beats Bareback Like Me referencing the other "great" undercover "brother" book Black Like Me.
2012-10-11 08:22:51 PM  
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: Eventually the initial "revulsion" disappeared, according to Kurek. "Early on if a guy pinched my ass, I would have punched someone in the face."

Dumbass, even Jesus said you're supposed to turn the other cheek.


He didn't say he's punch the pincher, just someone.
2012-10-11 07:38:53 PM  
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: Eventually the initial "revulsion" disappeared, according to Kurek. "Early on if a guy pinched my ass, I would have punched someone in the face."

Dumbass, even Jesus said you're supposed to turn the other cheek.


But later, I learned to enjoy being sexually assaulted!
 
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