Words of Encouragement
Don't get me wrong, not everyone disagrees with the purpose of this
page. Praise God, some people have actually been blessed!
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for creating this wonderful
site. During the past few months, I have been struggling with what I had
until now referred to as the ultimate contradiction in terms: my life as
both a Christian and a lesbian. I had found proofs on my own to conclude
that the Bible's meaning on homosexuality had been skewed over the
years, but finding this site is what made me realize that not only does
God love me for who I am, but He is also calling me to help educate
others. Again, thank you so much!
In reference to an article in issue #5 entitled "Homospirituality:
A Queer Kind of Faith:"
What a wonderful moving article. Thank you for your words, which were
a source of encouragement to me.
Your sister in Christ.
Thank you for such a needed and wonderful on line magazine. I just found
this tonight and will file this on my favorites in order to have easy
access to this site. I am 35 yrs and have struggled with this issue for
many years. Even after a 5 1/2 yr period of trying to go straight and
deciding that it was okay to be a gay Christian, and even after
defending us to others I still have doubts. I often don't discuss them
with others which probably makes it worse. I have much baggage in re:
to seeing God as a loving father and feel that I have been through much
I'm hoping to find a good spiritual counselor who can help me deal with
this "spiritual abuse", in order for me to have no stumbling blocks
my walk with the Lord. This spiritual abuse I am speaking about,
happened in regards to my homosexuality. Having a site like this that I
can go to on a regular basis, will help me see God as a loving God who>
does love me for who I am. Thank you again!
Just wanted to let you know that I ran across your web page, and felt
you are doing a great job. Please keep up the good work!!! I realize that
it requires a lot of time, creativity, and discipline to continue such a
task, and I hope that I can give you some amount of inspiration to continue
I was born a male gay. I became a Christian in a very fundamentalist
at a young age. I thought that I couldn't be gay because I was a
Christian. I fought that for 24 years until my cousin died of AIDS. I
talked a lot with him before his death sharing secrets with each other we
relaised God still cared...at least we felt he did...regardless of what
anybody else said.
For those 24 years suicide looked like an easier way out than living a
lie. Suicide seemed not far away most days in those 24 years. I used to
run youth camps etc but realised I was having unnatural feelings about
other young guys and stopped going to camps and church. I missed God but
felt I had disgraced him and couldn't bear the thought of being in his
mpresence as bad as I was. I am still a virgin even at 38 becasue I
couldn't bring myself to date guys or have any sort of relationship with
anyone. People describe me as too technical or distant. The reason is I
could never let them see the horribble person I was. That was until Andrew
died last year. I was sick of living a lie. So I have come out to friends
in cyberspace and am rebuilding and rebalancing my life.
I sit here reading your site with tears in my eyes as I relaise how much
still love God and begin to understand he still loves me. I am annoyed at
those who would seperate me from God for so long, and especially myself
for letting them.
I live in a small homophobic town and work in a homophobic company but I
will survive damn it!
Thank you so much, you have rekindled my faith to fight on...no matter
what people send you in the form of negative email...keep up your light
the hill...it means so much to us all.
This is a great site. I've still not finished reading all that's
already there, and I am excited. I belong to an Open and Affirming
UCC church, and I truly belieive that it is NOT inconguous to be both
gay and Christian (although my mother does not!). I'm not sure who
gave me your url, but I'm gald that they did. Keep up the good
I think that the work that you are doing is incredible. I think that
for too long gays and
lesbians have been shunned from the love of God and consequently most
Christian gays and lesbians are afraid of religion and spirituality. What
you are doing in an amazing step in reversing that. I hope that you do not
give up the fight. Know that there is at least one person out there (and
I'm sure more than that) who is supporting what you are doing and
praying for you daily. I'm sure you knew when you first began this that
the voice of opposition would be loud and belligerent. Your knowledge of
the translations of the Bible is very impressivs and inspirational. It is
comforting to know that I am not the only one who feels the way I do. I
know that there must be thousands of others out there, but it is easy to
feel isolated. I visit the page daily and it brings me comfort and
strength to continue fighting the fight.