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You Are Valid...

You are valid if you have never had sex.
You are valid if you have had sex.
You are valid if you want sex.
You are valid if you don’t want sex.
You are valid if you want a relationship.
You are valid if you don’t want a relationship.
You are valid if you are single.
You are valid if you are dating someone.
You are valid if you are dating more than one person.
You are valid if you are married.
You are valid if you want kids.
You are valid if you don’t want kids.
You are valid if you have kids.
You are valid if you don’t have kids.
You are valid if you have a disability.
You are valid if you don’t have a disability.
You are valid if you have been abused.
You are valid if you have been assaulted.
You are valid if you’ve been institutionalized.
You are valid if you are religious.
You are valid if you aren’t religious.
You are valid no matter your language.
You are valid no matter your nationality.
You are valid no matter your skin color.
You are valid if you are questioning your identity.
You are valid if you are cisgender.
You are valid if you are transgender.
You are valid if you are non-binary.
You are valid if you are agender.
You are valid if you are gender fluid.
You are valid.
Period.

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I found some pictures from an old album on Facebook of some of my favorite places on earth. I was so blessed to be able to travel to Italy five years ago. Back then, I had lost my faith and I was angry at God. But seeing these places was the beginning of finding Him again. Not just because of the beauty, but because I was blessed enough to have the opportunity to go in the first place.

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St Mary & St Modwen, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire by ChurchCrawler
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So this has been the news of Ireland for the past day. 796 remains of children where discarded and hidden away by the Bon Secours nuns in a septic tank on the grounds of an old “mother and babies” home in Tuam Co. Galway from sometime in the 1920s until the 1960s. These homes were common in Ireland to where unmarried mothers were sent to because they’ve brought shame on their family in the eyes of their religion.

I’d appreciate it if this was spread around on tumblr because many people don’t realise that this was what happened in this country. The General reaction from Irish folk was dismay and disgust and most importantly many were “not surprised” when this report’s findings were released. And The Catholic Church still has a stronghold on the country today.

And in unsurprising news the Irish pro-life groups and infamous spokespeople have been silent so far in condemning the actions and atrocities of the Catholic Church.