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70 X 7 the Bible says forgive. So what’s stopping me?

Eliel Cruz  |  Blogs » Faithfully LGBT  |  rns

The room erupted. Just ten minutes earlier laughs had filled my grandparent’s dining room as our family ate a home cooked meal. We had just gotten back from church earlier that morning and were having Sabbath lunch. That’s when everything changed.

“Men aren’t supposed to wear makeup,” my aunt told me. I knew this wasn’t going to end well.

I had told my sister across the table from me that I felt I had gotten a pimple on my forehead due to the makeup I had worn earlier that week. I rarely wear makeup. It’s usually for photo shoots, but I do enjoy the artistic process behind it all. My aunt, who was sitting directly to my right, chimed in our conversation.

“Men aren’t supposed to wear makeup.” The sentence echoed in my head. Somehow being a man my skin reacted differently than women’s to make up.

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