In Case You Missed it the first 43 Times I Said It, I’m Gay… So Very Gay, Just As Gay As Gay Can Be Gay… My SuperHero Power Is ‘The Gay’… I Am SuperGay
Speaking of being gay, because I am you know, I have emphasized it a lot on social media. Since coming out, with emphasis over the past month, several conservative friends decided to start reminding me that, “…You are more than your gay identity.” Some attempted to be gracious about it, but some were outright “your sinning against God, your friends and yourself by emphasizing that all the time.”
Obviously I do not agree that I am sinning against anyone for being focussed on something that is a big issue for me now. Even though I was “out” before becoming a Christian at the age of 24, I was a mess in all kinds of not healthy ways. But after spending over two decades in the church closet, and coming out again this past January 12th. I am now coming into a season where I feel completely unhindered to be who I am, do what is true to my character and “calling,” and say what is fully on my heart.
A former mentor said while chuckling, “You definitely have the gift of provocation.” Even when I am not trying to provoke people it seems to come naturally. I never want to offend for the sake of offending people. However, I am not responsible for other people being offended by simply stating and living out the truth of my life. In other words, people being offended and uncomfortable with who I am (and where I am at) is their responsibility…not mine. I reject the sin accusation and refuse to bear a burden that is not mine to carry.
To be clear, some of these folks are good friends. They love me. I love them. I know I am more than being gay but that does not mean I have to downplay or disclaim being gay at any time for any reason.
I will be writing, a lot, about life within this context. I am looking forward to the future.
Now For Something That Had Nothing To Do With Being Gay… I think. The Grid: Your Online Robot Brain Is Thinking About Your Next Website
One of the reasons I haven’t been posting here lately is that I was holding out for the launch of TheGrid.io. It is a new artificial intelligence website development platform that may very well be the “next big thing.” I never say stuff like that on the web anymore but this looks and feels different. I signed up a couple of months ago to be a “Founding Member.” From The Grid website:
This is not another do-it-yourself website builder. The Grid harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to take everything you throw at it – videos, images, text, urls and more – and automatically shape them into a custom website unique to you. As your needs grow, it evolves with you, effortlessly adapting to your needs. Want to add e-commerce? Social feeds? A different layout? The Grid just takes care of it. This is not a website builder. This is your personal AI web developer…
In fact I am founding member #19,782 and I am very excited about this service. It is supposed to launch late spring. If you would like to be a part of the next generation of web development (and an elegant/easy website) I will get a $32 credit for each Founding Member that signs up using my referral link (click here.)
All of that said, it isn’t released yet :). So I will blog here until it is and until I can figure out how to migrate this site to The Grid.
k… that’s it for this post. Have a great day.