"My problem with you is you're a closet case."
But I'm not in the closet.
My wife and family knows everything.
Where I work people don't openly talk about it but it is common knowledge.
I lived "out" for several years and decided to marry a woman who I was compatible and she appealed to something in me that just worked and complimented me.
How has my life made hell for you? The only objection I've had to "gay rights" has been the use of the word "marriage" for gay unions. And the harassment of Christians by gay couples who want to deny Christian businesses the freedom to choose what services they will offer. Businesses already choose what services they will offer but gays have specifically singled out Christian businesses to make into martyrs.
I have always believed gays need full protection for their relationships and from discrimination.
I have read more than once, "how does gay marriage effect straights"? That's not an unreasonable question.
The same for you. How in the world has my life made yours hell?
Perhaps you are referring to my inability to accept laws passed that would block law enforcement from providing protection to women and children in public facilities. A solution needs to be found for transgendered people without infringing on the rights of straight people. Pretty common sense I think.
The Bible says we as Christians should let our light shine for the world to see.
Our light metaphorically illuminates the world and for that we are hated.
How does my life make yours hell except that I did manage to accomplish a level of happiness and contentment in a straight relationship with the help of God?
Are you so sure I'm the one full of resentment?
On a personal note...sure...I wish I could have had it both ways. My generation didn't have the advantages of the current generation of young gay people. Today gay people have opportunities my generation just didn't and in fact suffered greatly in silence (well...not in silence...you should have seen some of the hot gay clubs I attended).
I don't live the gay lifestyle anymore out of choice. But I am alive which is more than I would be if I had continued that path.
You think I don't wish for the attention of a man in ways I remember well? We all have things in our past we wish we could change or maybe get to enjoy again but we all have to make choices. Do I want this or that? Do I want to marry Cindy or Betty? What career path do I want to take? Do I want to be faithful to my aging wife or mess around with a young pretty thing?
That's life. We don't get everything we want but the trick is to appreciate what you got.
I appreciate my life as a believing Christian and I appreciate my family that would have never existed without God.