Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Former Leader of Ex-Gay Program Comes Out

What a great story for National Coming Out Day!  John Smid, former Executive Director for Love in Action, and ex-gay ministry came out last week in his blog.  Smid admits he has been rethinking his understandings of sexuality since resigning his post in 2008. Several of his key points are worth repeating.

"One cannot repent of something that is unchangable."  He goes on to say, "I've never met a man who has experienced a change from homosexual to heterosexual."

"I used to define homosexuality or heterosexuality in terms describing one’s behavior. I thought it made sense and through the years often wrote articles and talked from that perspective. Today, I understand why the gay community had such an issue with my writings." He concludes with this revelation, "homosexuality is much more than sex."

"I hear story after story of men and women who accept themselves as being gay, in Christ, and finally find that life makes sense to them. Many are able to then nurture an authentic relationship with Christ because they are being honest and authentic with themselves and finally are able to accept His love unconditionally which changes the dynamic of their understanding of Him"

Heady stuff and worth reading.  More is on Think Progress, here.

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