Sharing: A Bare View!

Sharing: a gift of our body!

During this “holiday” time of the year, a vast majority of us are constantly inundated with reminders: gift giving, sharing, duties, obligations, responsibilities. In a word: appreciation. In gratitude for the advantages and the benefits that we have, we are encouraged and urged to “share” with those less fortunate the joy of being ourselves.

It is, after all, the decent and honourable “thing to do.” An appropriate and thoughtful seasonable gesture of goodwill. An act of kindness.

Brief pause.

Deep breath.

Moment of thought.

Sharing a kiss!

It is quite obvious that the subtle message intended for delivery wasn’t completely considered and evaluated by the originator. The concept, goal or ideal that inspired the creator was exceptional: outreach to all the people. Mission accomplished! The taskmaster, however, failed to include and recognize one segment of the general public.

The clothes free community. In particular, the bare practitioner (male, same gender loving, naturist/nudist) population of that specific community. Those of us who frequently become marginalized and therefore categorically ignored. We are seen as unworthy of any type of acknowledgement.

Frequently, we are subjected to blatant discrimination – even when we attempt to share with those who are not quite so fortunate in life. Those who extol the idea of sharing and spreading “good cheer” are increasingly determined to restrict those who give to those they determine “unworthy” of giving to others.

See no nakedness!

The reasoning behind the hypocrisy of rejecting “unworthy” contributions? It is because of who they are: specifically homosexual nudists. We are judged as demented and perverted are essentially less than human. Countless charities and churches reject or return donations offered by groups of defiled “pagans” and/or “sinners.” This year marks the third year that a Tidewater Virginia-based bare practitioner group has held a benefit gathering (private) for new toys for needy children and the items refused to be accepted by the sponsoring organization because it doesn’t want to appear to endorse a “questionable” cause.

My first cousin, Michael, is a member of this bare practitioner association and for a number of years co-chaired this event. For several years, Aaron and I drove down for the weekend to help with this project to provide toys for children.

A friend of mine in the Chicago, Illinois, metropolitan area supports “Warmer Coats” and his same gender loving club collectively buys new winter coats for children and the elderly. Again, their collective gift was denied but the membership were informed that individual private donations would be most welcome. A local church denying a gay men’s club the chance to “spread some cheer” because they’re queer!

Sometimes, stupidity surpasses kindness and acts of compassion and love!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry for here is planned for Monday, December 13, 2021, and the proposed topic is: “Winter Respite!”

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renudepride

A same gender loving (gay) bare practitioner (nudist) who invites you to explore my blog. At times I may appear irreverent but I am in no way irrelevant!

4 thoughts on “Sharing: A Bare View!”

  1. Your anger is justified! Such prejudicial behaviors by organizations claiming to operate out of a heart full of love and goodwill really makes their religion a sham. As a former clergy former because I could not be out and keep my role in the denomination I served) it disgusts me when I hear of such things as what you described here. God help on those who would enhance the suffering of the needy because they refuse the help available from those they would rather damn! Open their eyes, Lord! Convict their hearts!

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  2. So disheartening! Hypocrites are gonna hypocrite, though. Makes you wonder what they value more: their dogma or their mission.
    That’s coming from me, though. I’m the guy that laughs derisively every time he hears an ad supporting blood donation. I figure, it wasn’t allowed for so long, strictly because of who I have sex with. Now, I say they can beg for a couple decades to see how that feels. I know…that’s petty of me, hopefully your bare practitioner friends who have been “offered” the right to make donations as individuals will be better people in the same circumstance!

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    1. Thanks for your insight. I appreciate your sharing here. I actively volunteered for the Red Cross but still had major issues with their blood donation policies, even though that was federal and not organizational. Naked hugs! 🙂

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