My family believes that my being “gay” means that I have turned my back on my faith and that nothing I have been taught in the church matters much anymore. They feel that my life is full sin and that I am an abomination. And according to scriptures in the Bible, they may be right. However, I do not believe it. Why would God make me have these feelings, if I were not to use them to feel? According to the Bible, I was made in God’s image, to be compassionate, to love, and to be loved—LOVE is actually the most commonly used word in the Bible. It outranks all other words, including hate, sin, and abomination. Yet, the focus of my life was to be reflected by those negative words in their eyes.
Sincerely, The Open Closet
PS. THIS IS JUST AN EXCERPT FROM MY BOOK: “The Open Closet: Letters From A Gay Man” (Available on AMAZON & KINDLE)
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