Feedback on MRFF Support

I have been struggling with employment discrimination for years – first as an LGBTQAI active-duty military member and then as a federal civilian employee. And while I was ultimately bullied and forced out of my previous job, I did manage to file a report with the Inspector General who substantiated my claims (too little, too late from one perspective). However, when I decided to look into taking further civil action against those employment malpractices, I felt like I kept hitting wall after wall – it was not until I remembered Mikey Weinstein and his organization that I shot one last shot for help in his direction… I am glad that I did. I connected with him almost instantly, and after official correspondence with him outlining my situation, I had follow-up calls within hours from him and a colleague who is now also working to connect me with other legal resources. Understand, I lived in darkness, wanting my life to end for years before finally getting some sliver of validation that the abuse I was experiencing was not in my head or fabricated – to have people step up and seemingly want to help me find resolution is a rare thing. Military members are taught to “shut up and color” even when shutting up means allowing yourself to be abused and treated like your life has absolutely zero value – to be brought back from the brink of suicide and be supported by people and organizations who seek to right those wrongs – there are few words that surmount to what kind of hope that can give people who have all but lost it entirely. If you are looking for answers and/or advocacy, there are people here who might not be able to directly help but have a network that could lead to the support you need.  Again, if you are looking for help and do not know where to start or continue coming up empty-handed, reach out to the incredible people with the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF)


 

 

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5 Comments

  1. Mark Sebree

    I hope that this person finds the healing and help he or she needs.

    And I am not talking about the “Finding JESUS” kind of “help”, which is probably what lead to his or her suffering at the hands of others. I am talking about real help, including from actual mental health professionals and well as legal help against his/her previous employers.

  2. Old_ColdWar_MP

    Dear Friend In Need,
    Never lose site that you do have support that goes beyond what I offer here!

    I feel it is important to offer additional support to those like this writer, who can respond to a person in need, or a person in crisis.
    Please consider sharing these when/where appropriate.

    LGBTQ+ in the U.S.A. 1-866-4-u-trevor.
    In the U.S.A. 1-800-273-8255 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, English, Spanish, and Hearing Impaired services provided).
    U.S. Veterans 1-800-273-TALK.
    In the U.K. +44 (0) 8457 90 90 90 (Face to Face, phone, letter, email).
    In Germany 030-44 01 06 07 (English speaking).

  3. Patriot Pastor

    Gays will never find true inner joy and healing except through Jesus Christ. Only He can deliver them from their prison of sexual perversion and inner turmoil.

  4. Mark Sebree

    PP,

    Despite your narrow-mindedness and hatefulness, your delusions do not change reality. Your hatefulness does not prevent homosexuals from finding “true inner joy”.

    They also do not need any healing, except possibly from a lifetime of being exposed to and hated by homophobes like you.

    Your deity is not needed by them for anything, and people like you who profess to follow your deity is likely the cause of most of the harm that they have suffered. People continuing to cut you and try to break you is not going to lead to healing.

    Homosexuals also do not suffer from “inner turmoil” unless they have been forced to deal with hateful people like you. Remove that hatred, discrimination, prejudice, and isolation that people like you cause, and you remove the “inner turmoil”.

    Additionally, everything that homosexual do is done by far, far more heterosexuals. Your opinions do not dictate what is and is not “sexual perversion”, especially when it is being done by consenting adults.

    Very simply, you and people like you are the problem and the source of the problems that homosexuals routinely face. Keeping people like you away from them will allow them to truly heal, find peace, joy, and love, and quiet any “inner turmoil” they are experiencing.

  5. G

    PP, do you have any solid research/evidence that God can actually heal gays and lesbians?

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