Confessions of a God-Fearing Gay: The Struggle and Priesthood

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Confessions God-fearing Gay:

“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”

-- Psalm 139:14

It was around 3 o’clock in the morning when my phone alarm went off like crazy. The sound . . .

8 replies to “Confessions of a God-Fearing Gay: The Struggle and Priesthood”

  1. I love the story. It’s good to know that you are brave enough to continue serving the Lord despite of your struggles.

    1. Thanks for the comment Celestina. As a christian, I have to believe that God’s creatures are without flaws and that includes me as a gay person.

  2. I lost touch with religion over the course of my life, largely because I couldn’t combine what I believed, that lgbt+ people can’t choose who they are, with the church, who tells us we’re born sick and I need to stop sinning or I’m going to hell. My parent found out about my sexuality, and her reaction completely turned me off to God. After that, I can’t even imagine him being real when I try. I hate thinking that though, because I know how I feel isn’t a culmination of personal investigation and conclusions but a knee-jerk reaction to how my parent reacted and the imprint it left on me. What you wrote has resonated with me for the first time in a long time of believing God didn’t exist, so thank you. I can’t help that I feel attraction to attraction to both genders. Being bi has invalidated me even more in the eyes of my parent and others because it seems like I’m straight or gay but choose to float in the middle. I don’t know your stance on bisexuality, but I feel a bit more free after bottling up so much resentment. It only takes a little, I guess.

  3. God is with us all. As I know of I get told by my family that God will always love you no matter what. All you have to do is just talk to him. When I get older I want to be priest because I wanna show that your loved no matter if you are gay, bisexual, lesbian, etc. I wanna show that you are not alone. He’s watching over you. Bless all who have struggled for being different and being who they want to be. I love you all. Hugs and kisses.

  4. Some have trouble understanding that the bible said he loves all and not to judge. The bible could be read several ways on how you interpret the meaning because it is so old. Everyone should just live with that concept and continue their religion.

  5. Though I am straight, I have a umber of LGBT friends, which is how I came across this article, and as a Christian myself, I find this very moving and touching. There are times when I have a hard time reconciling what I ‘knew’ as absolute truth growing up in the church, with what I see in my friends. It is a difficult thing overcoming the ideas set in place from an early age, but I see in my friends, be they gay, or transgender, not the wrongness that I was first taught, but simple humanity, no different than my own. Even nature seems to agree that it is not abhorrent, and well, if sin is a purely human concern, then it really can not be sin, now can it? I hope that you find your time as a priest both fulfilling spiritually, and a solid point to reach out and help others who are lost and confused about who they are, and their own place in God’s amazing creation.

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