Update: 26 January 2017 - Barring a vast resurgence of user activity pulling LiveJournal back from the brink of electronic social media obscurity, this journal will cease "Open" membership on 01 August 2017. At that time membership will be set to "closed" and comments will be changed from "registered users" to "members".
Beginning now, nothing is off-topic except for these few exceptions: There will be no entries or comments which are pro-Trump, anti-LGBT+, explicit/adult in nature, and any spam will be deleted.
We've had a great run here. It's where we started, and of course later we expanded into the website with our own Forums, then to FurAffinity, Facebook, and Twitter. But LiveJournal is where we were born 13 years ago.
I have fond memories, in our early days especially, of hundreds of lively discussions, the virtual meeting of many wonderful people, then there were our in-person meets at Anthrocon, Mephit Furmeet, and Furry Fiesta. It's been wonderful and I will always cherish those times as I know many here will too. But as with all things, there is a lifespan, and in the digital realm unfortunately those lifespans can be rather short. Be good to one another.
We’re an über friendly community of queers and furries of all different faiths, and their allies. We’re a diverse bunch, and we like it that way. Life’s too short to spend it bickering over which religion is best or judging others for their sexual attraction or furry interests.
As far as discussions go, it’s important to remember this is a safe zone for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex/androgynous, or questioning individuals (LGBTIQ) and their allies. In all of our freedom in discussion, please remember that these are not open for debate, neither are you welcome to proselytize. Many found their way here from other communities where their orientation, gender identity, religious faith or lack thereof were not welcome, but here they will ~always~ be welcome. We are not a community which is usually in the habit of deleting posts or making people walk the plank, but we will take steps necessary to preserve the safe zone described above for all of our members. Yes, we have a plank *nod*.
In the same way that there is diversity of species which make up our collective furry natures, there is diversity in gender identities and sexual orientations which are inborn in everyone. That often comes as a shock to those who try to see everything in black and white.
There is very little which is off-topic. Ask a question, share your beliefs, a book or movie review, a poem, or any current event you think would be of interest. Share what’s on your heart, promote a pertinent site or organization. YouTubes and polls are okay if they are related to LGBTIQ, faith or spirituality, or being furry. You might have a prayer request. Give your testimony or give a hug.
One of the few things that will get you banned:
Do Not delete your post. If after you've posted an entry, you have second thoughts about it, you can switch it from public to members only, or alert one of the two mods about it, and they will decide.
Genesis 19:4-13~ This covers the biblical sum total of what they have against you. Their condemnation does not stand up to serious scrutiny, but the evidence in this study can too easily be explained away as a trick of the devil to trip up the faithful or a twist of scripture to further the ‘gay agenda.’ Their growth beyond condemnation is prolonged by both fear and pride: Fear in the irrational belief of a threat to society, to family, or to children; Pride in believing that they alone are equipped to truly ‘know’ the Bible, making it difficult to admit to themselves that they may have been mistaken all along, that they actually have a biblical obligation to receive LGBT believers as their brothers and sisters in Christ instead of maligning them.
...is about the residents of Sodom who wanted to violently rape the guests of Lot out of their arrogance and show of dominance, and is in no way a condemnation of loving, committed relationships.
Leviticus 18:22; 20:13
‘Man shall not lie with man’ is a small portion of the “Law” which was only given to the Israelites, to primarily keep them from being assimilated into the cultures of the surrounding nations. Levitical Law in its entirety has never been adopted or mandated by any Christian denomination.
...is a warning for heterosexuals not to go against their own natural sexual orientation for their religion, or in pursuit of pleasure. It says nothing against gay people or their committed relationships.
I Corinthians 6:9-10; I Timothy 1:10
...are both victims of poor translations of arsenokoites and malakos in certain versions such as the Living Bible. Both instances are actually warnings against prostitution, and do not condemn loving, committed relationships.
...is centered around the term “strange flesh” which has been wrongly interpreted as same-sex relations, but a simple lesson in Greek reveals it is not talking about that at all.