"My church wont have me anymore either...I hate that because I love the projects we do."
"there's other churches aren't there? I'm pretty sure not all christians are against being gay. You could also just read that book by yourself"
"yeah, can't you do your own studies"
"It wouldn't bother you if I read my bible here?"
"why would it bother me? Because I do not believe in the god of your faith? Listen, I love you and we don't have to agree on everything. If this faith brings you happiness I'll help you do what you need to do but only if, in not studying with your parents it wont make you hate yourself"
"why don't you believe though?"
"I've met many gods and goddess and that in itself creates a problem with your faith because he claims to be the only one but we don't have to argue about this Renato"
"I don't consider this arguing, I just want to talk to you about it"
"Okay...I guess in this day and age I'd imagine he would have at least shown himself. Maybe he exists and maybe hje's just that reclusive. Maybe he claimed back then to be the only one because he thought the others would never show themselves and he does exist. I just personally don't believe in the god you follow"
"You do make good points but I think I do want to continue reading my bible on my own..honestly, I've never seen anything in there that actually says from him that being gay is bad."
"good because there is nothing wrong with us loving eachother, nothing at all" They talked only a little while longer before Renato drifted to sleep. Zorion was still furious about what he had learned tonight but he let the comfort of holding his mate consume him so he could relax enough to rest. In the morning it was Renatos cellphone ringing that woke them both "Hello?" Renato answered sleepily, it was his parents and it scared him awake. Memory flooded back to him, he was supposed to have devotions with them this morning. "Oh goodness, I'm so sorry. How late am I?"
"where are you?" Zorion heard his mother snap. "I'm...I" he felt terrified to tell them where he was. Zorion took the phone "He spent the night with me and he's going to be staying here from now on"
"what do you mean he spent the night with you?"
"He spent the night, in my bed with me holding him and he's going to spend every night in my arms and you two are never going to hurt him again"
"Put my son back on the phone"
"No, you're just going to bully him"
"Put him on right now or we'll come get him"
"You don't know where I live"
"yes we do"
"even if you do show up here you wont be taking him from me."