DEAR IGNORANT STRAIGHT PEOPLE, PLEASE STOP EMBARRASSING ME

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The following is an excerpt from a piece originally featured on The Style Con:

“Love the sinner, hate the sin.” Aside from the opening line (“Life is difficult!”) of The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth—junior year required reading that replaced something more, I don’t know, of actual literary value—the sinner/sin phrase is one of the few things I actually remember from my Catholic high school education, stamped down in memory not for its truth, but for its utterly unfathomable judgment, piousness, and cruel exclusion—something I was readily able to recognize as a still-developing 16-year-old.

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