« on: March 07, 2005, 09:35:39 PM »
Being a black relatively liberal person at this school makes me a minority among minorities (there must be like 5 people like me at a university of 30,000). I've learned a lot about being myself -- for me not for "them".
I would only encourage you to kneel down before your God, tap into the relationship which you (as a Christian) should have established with him through your worship. Figure out if you coming out makes you less of a Christian or less of a child of God or less loved in His eyes. Screw the rest of the world, He's all that matters.
If you are going to come out then I think your views as a gay man will add to the classroom discussion at your schools. Sure, write an addendum. But if you're going to stay closeted then you're not going to add the "gay perspective" and if you may be too uncomfortable to even fight for gay rights after law school. If this is the case then it's unfair for you to represent yourself as sharing the characteristics, experiences, and aspirations of a member of the GLBT community. Hey, better yet, if you choose not to come out then you could write a follow-up letter talking about your life as a closeted gay Christian.
Some considerations. It seems difficult to write anything at this point without sounding like "Oh, by the way, I'm gay so you should let me in." so be creative… let us know what you decide.
On an coincidental side note, Trembling Before God (a documentary about gay orthodox Jews) came on while I wrote this to you. Atanyrate, good luck.