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I’m ashamed
Ashamed to say I’m Mormon
Because they are famed
For all the billion
Slanderous comments about those who are different
Whether it’s other religions or gays
Because they have different ways

How can a culture respecting
Mormon treat gays
As they have been treated by calling
Them wrong and impure

The Mormons were treated wrongly in the past
But it was much the same as they are treating gays now
And I am aghast
Don’t see how
They can do that
Without feeling remorse
For treating others badly

They say
Being gay
Is wrong
But how long
Were the Mormon ways
Considered wrong?
How is that fair
That we can treat gays
As we were so abhorrently treated?

Why have we become
As bad as our past oppressors
And as numb?

I thought we were supposed to be better than them
But now we have stooped to their level
By how lots of Mormons condemn
Them for things that I haven’t even seen in the bible

I’m proud of the rainbow flag
In front of my house
Including how people yell out things like `f**’
Because I don’t care

What I’m not proud of is being Mormon
Because we’ve gotten a bad reputation
From the horrendous acts
That’s been done to those that are different

I got a first-hand witness
To it
I saw the meanness

I went to Utah Gay Pride
And on the way out
I saw the haters
With theirs signs
Those sick traitors
Of our history of being persecuted
Because of what we believed

I don’t understand how they could
Or would
Treat others with such disrespect
When all we wanted was to be accepted
How they can’t accept others
Those empty-faces
They don’t see the truth that they like to preach
That we’re all brothers and sisters
And you shouldn’t treat family that way
So why do they?
Why can’t they accept them for who they are?

People beg for world peace
But how are we to achieve that
Without city peace

Accept others as they are
Despite their choices
Or beliefs
Or whom they love

Stop making us who have realized that
Be ashamed
As I am

I’m ashamed
Ashamed to say I’m Mormon
Because they are famed
For all the billion
Slanderous comments about those who are different
Whether it’s other religions or gays
Because they have different ways

How can a culture respecting
Mormon treat gays
As they have been treated by calling
Them wrong and impure

Stop it
Please.




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