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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Another Goodbye

I’ve discussed the topic of suicide before, but unfortunately, it rears its ugly semblance with frequency here in Utah.

I’m not going to sensationalize another suicide of a gay Mormon who I never knew, but rather invite you to a vigil in his honor. It will take place today from 9-10 pm at the Utah State Capitol (FB event link).

Todd Ransom took his own life this morning after much conflict and non-acceptance, leaving the world with the following Facebook status: “Sunrise - accept this offering – Sunrise.”

Unfortunately, one of the simplest lessons of Christianity remains forgotten. The only way to avert more losses is to offer one another our love unconditional.

6 comments:

Ethan said...

So sad. Can't make it but I will keep him in my thoughts

Hope he is doing better now then he was before

Ethan

dpking19 said...

its so sad when it comes down to this ill pray for him just wish that people could accept our love where some of us dont have to leave like this Love<~Peter~>

Joned Rahadian said...

He must have endured unbearable pain...
I'm really sorry for him. I hope he will find peace in the spirit world.

Joned

ABrooks said...

"Father...forgive them. FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO!" (Luke 23:34)

Grandma Yinda said...

So very sorry he reached this point ... but even more sad is that it is understandable considering the weight he had to bear. This quote is fitting:

Gandhi put it beautifully: “I like your Christ; I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

A Gay Mormon Boy said...

@Ethan: I do hope he's doing better as well.

@dpking: That is a very sweet way of putting what we all feel.

@Joned: He definitely faced a difficult road.

@ABrooks: I appreciate the connection you made there.

@Grandma Yinda: You draw an important distinction. The difference between saying and doing is a rather large one.

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