I gained 15KG in college, so some of my coats wouldn't fit anymore. Tired of seeing them in my closet collecting dust and worried about how people in need would pass the winter, I decided to donate them to a church that's currently collecting clothes, blankets and canned goods.
After 20 minutes of queuing, I give the bag with my clothing to the pastor's wife and she eyes it like it's full of shit. "None of the items have tags, do they?" She's wearing a mask but I can tell she's pissed.
I nod, saying that they're secondhand but barely worn. A few of the coats were worn just once.
"Darling, this isn't the right place to dump clothes that you don't want. We're trying to get clothes with the tags on to gift them on Christmas to the less fortunate. We'll accept these as they look fine, but next time be more generous and bring us items that have been recently purchased and with tags on. I swear people will do anything just to get a raffle ticket..."
She then gives me a ticket to a raff... keep reading on reddit ➡
This around five minutes ago . I feel so nervous right now.
Sorry for the weird format, I’m writing this in mobile.
So I (17 f) am bisexual as said in the title. My family is very religious and most of them are homophobic. Today, we had to go to church. Now, for some background information here, I’m considered “the perfect Christian girl” and it fucking sucks. I have to pretend to be someone I’m not just to satisfy many of these people. Today I was in a really bad mood, and when my family and I went to church, they started talking about LGBTQ people.
Nothing out of the ordinary.
I don’t know what came over me, but I started to defend them. Definitely didn’t look suspicious. When I was in the middle of an argument with an adult, this kid says “you sound so gay right now defending those abominations”.
I snapped and said “ I’m bisexual you ignorant idiot”.
Best way to come out.
Anyway, the realization didn’t hit me until five seconds after. Currently I’m in a bathroom typing th... keep reading on reddit ➡
I work in IT, has nothing to do with religion, yet somehow the CEO of our company, of about 200 employees, decided we needed to hire a chaplain. He's just here if we need him. Uh okay, whatever.
Then the chaplain starts sending out emails warning of the dangers of pornography and alcohol. Uh okay, thanks dude.
Now we will be starting a weekly bible study group, entirely optional, but I'm just wondering how far this will go. Will I need to be baptized at the next performance review?
I grew up in a super religious house in the south, and I fucking hate that shit. I think it's a mental illness for a grown man to believe in wizards and dragons.
Whatever, just had to vent. Fuck religion.
I saw a video today of President Trump giving some money at church in Las Vegas. The entire article was about how he fanned the money out in a showy display.
Full disclosure: I think President Trump is an embarassment and a destructive force who NEEDS to be voted out of office for the sake of the USA and the world at large. But I watched the video and thought: he did nothing wrong here. He MIGHT have intended to "show off" the ~$60 he put in the plate...but he could have just been checking how much was in his hand or fidgeting as anyone else would do. He certainly could afford to give more, but many people don't give as much money as normal (or any at all--which is fine!) when they are visiting a church. Nothing he did in the video was objectionable, and yet the article took a bunch of shots at him based on how he held his money, how little he gave, what may have been going on in his mind--a bunch of cheap shots, but more importantly, all regarding something pretty insignificant.
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I have zero stance on religion because it’s not my business. However this church is known for refuting science absolutely, causing members to make bad financial investments and aiding in the spread of misinformation. Currently our county has the highest Covid numbers and deaths in our state. This particular church encourages their members to not wear masks because Satan is a liar. They also force young members that have unplanned pregnancies to come full term and the church pastors keep the babies. There have been several reports of sexual misconduct in the name of the Lord, where one pastor will “heal” you if you preform fellatio. It’s fucking weird. Now that I explained why I bought the domain names, what do I do with them. My first thought was to redirect them to the planned parenthood site but that’s just what I came up with on my drive to work. What do I do now?