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It’s encouraging that many of you are coming out as teenagers. That wasn’t the case even a decade ago, but acceptance has grown. If you are not out yet, don’t worry: everything will be all right. I’ve been there and I am a living testimony.

The gaychristian Kik is @gaychristianofficial. I’ll respond to every single one of you, because I love you all and I need you to survive. Keep the faith. —Enrique

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Anonymous said: I was 21 when I told my dad and sister last christmas. Have no idea when to tell the rest and will probably have to come out again to my sister and dad. They aren't acknowledging it.

I pray they do. Be patient.

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The Sunday Question

At what age did you come out? If you are not out, when do you anticipate coming out? (Anon responses ok for this question.)

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Good morning. Here’s the main story today.

(US) President Obama recently added the words ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ to existing orders for non-discrimination of federal contractors’ employees or prospective employees.

as expected, Christian Far Right groups are furious about this. The groups are trying to attach this order to religious freedom, even though religious freedom does not give a religious organization the right to receive tax dollars for extra-religious businesses it operates (think A Baptist or Roman Catholic hospital).

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Hiatus

It looks like I’ll have to take a hiatus from blogging to focus on my campaign to lease a farm. This is an important dream of mine and I don’t want to delay it any longer. My personal blog is headquarters for the campaign. Will be back soon —Enrique

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Anonymous said: Hey I on YouTube there is a movie called "for the bible tells me so" and the beginning is kinda creepy but it gets really nice and positive and inspiring it really helped me see more of the love of god as a gay guy and I thought if u like endorsed it

It’s on our Resources & FAQ page. 

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brokenveil replied to your post: So How’s Everyone Doing?

Thank you, Enrique :) May God give you strength and peace as well

Thanks. I need it! 

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Anonymous said: Hello. I would like to ask for prayer for myself as well as for some members of my church. There are quite a few older members in our church that are sick or going into surgery, so I'd like for those who are willing to pray for them. In terms of myself I'm asking for prayer to help me in my walk with Jesus. I'm trying to understand how my sexuality and my faith work together. I still struggle and fear I will not enter Heaven so any prayer and scripture to reflect on would be much appreciated.

Anon Post Scriptum: I’d also like to mention how grateful I am for the community here and the support system that I’ve found in some other people. I never realized there were gay Christians I could talk with. The LGBT community isn’t associated with any religion for the most part, so it’s nice to see the love of God being spread. Thank you for this blog. God bless!

I got quite a bit of dissent for saying it, but I’ll say it again: I believe everyone makes it in. Luke 3:6 says “The whole human race will see God’s salvation!” God transcends all the petty divisions of humanity like orientation or gender identity/expression. God’s love and salvation is universal! I’m glad you found our growing community. Sometimes one feels too gay for the Christians and too Christian for the gays. We aim to bridge that gap.

Let us seek God in these words: 

Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. 

Tend your sick ones, O Lord Christ.
Rest your weary ones.
Bless your dying ones.
Soothe your suffering ones.
Pity your afflicted ones.
Shield your joyous ones.
And for all your love’s sake. Amen. 

Saint Augustine

And grant, O God, peace to those who seek to accept how you have created them, understanding that diversity is part of your design. May their hearts not be affected by the malice of mortals but rather transformed by your eternal love and redemption through Jesus Christ. Amen

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Anonymous said: Should I follow this blog if I'm straight? I'm a big supporter of marriage equality.

What she said. If you support LGBT equality in the church and society, this blog is for you. Allies are important because we can’t win this uphill battle all by our onesies. 

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So How’s Everyone Doing?

I hope you are all well. I want you all to know how much I care about each and every one of you. I know better than most people how tough life can get. Life has ups and downs; if yours doesn’t check your pulse!

I rejoice with you all when you’re happy and I weep with you when you’re sad. But I hope your happy days far outnumber the sad ones. We are all united in Christ and His love. Let me know if you have something worth being thankful for or if you’re praying for deliverance from a particular situation. I love you all and thank you for letting me be a presence in your lives.

Your Editor,

Enrique Molina