Why Hearing “I’m Gay” Changed My Straight, Christian Life

January 11, 2014

Author and masterful story-teller Emily Timbol recounts and reflects on the moment her long-time friend told her he was gay.  They had been close friends for years, since high school, and she was hurt that he had not told her before.  It was in part because she was so religious, he said, and she had to ask herself honestly, “How would I have reacted, raised by Focus on the Family and conservative Christian beliefs? Ones explaining homosexuality as a sickness in need of a cure, a perversion fixed with prayer . . .?”

A captivating and beautifully told story.

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Kathy Vestal
Kathy Vestal is a college educator in Salisbury, NC. She has a Master’s of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master’s of Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. An avid writer, gifted teacher, and occasional public speaker/preacher, her passions include civil rights, social justice, church reform, and education. Kathy also enjoys reading, travel, nature, and history. You can follow her on Red Letter Christians and her personal blog at http://kathyon.blogspot.com/ or follow her on Twitter @VestalKathy


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