This list is designed to support fathers and mothers with gay sons or
lesbian daughters, siblings with gay brothers or lesbian sisters, and
spouses with gay husbands or lesbian wives. Our Guide lines are designed
to create an environment safe for sharing burdens that seem
"unsafe" to share elsewhere.
posts to this list are to be considered confidential and are not to
be forwarded to any person not currently on the list, except by
specific permission of the author(s) who wrote the original post.
This rule is so important that anyone ignoring this rule may be
immediately dropped from the list.
posts are not to be shared with this list or with anyone else
without the specific permission of the writer.
the main purposes of this list is to support each other as we learn
to understand and respect our gay and lesbian children and/or
friends, including the choices they have made.
expect posters to be respectful of others' views, even though these
may be perceived as being wrong. It is useful to use phrases such as
"I think," "It seems to me," or "I
feel," rather than bluntly telling others how wrong they are.
Our goal should not be primarily to convince others to see
things "our way," but to simply share what our experiences
and study have led us to understand.
this is a support list for Adventists who are convinced that sexual
activity is only appropriate within the covenantal bond of
heterosexual marriage, posts promoting the acceptability of gay sex
are not appropriate for this list. Instead we would refer any with
such convictions to the PFLAG organization. On the other hand,
honest questions are always welcome.
to make this a safe place for everyone concerned and may return a
post to you because of possibly hurtful content. If your post is
returned, please revise it and submit again. Do not send it
privately to the person to whom you are responding.
have a disagreement with a moderator, please discuss it in private
instead of writing to others about your disagreement. Critical
gossip destroys the atmosphere we wish to maintain on this list and
we will not knowingly keep subscribers who engage in it.
that you will find these guide lines agreeable and look forward to
getting better acquainted.
03 Jun 2010 02:13 PM