She speaks to Michael Coren about the fallout and her hopes for the Church. By Michael Coren June 8, Back in , I was struggling with one of the most significant decisions in my life. I was known as a conservative Roman Catholic, having written best-selling books on the subject, and been a columnist for several Catholic newspapers as well as a highly successful speaker in conservative Christian circles. As such, of course, I opposed same-sex marriage.
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He's sold more than to 4. On Sunday, September 14, , he again became a big name in Christian circles, but for a much different reason. Ray Boltz officially came out to the world as a gay man through an article in "The Washington Blade. He has remained a recording and touring artist and a Christian and released an album in , "True. Though Boltz was married to wife Carol for 33 years they are now divorced but still working together and he had fathered four children all grown now , he said in the article that he had been attracted to other men since he was a young man. I became a Christian, I thought that was the way to deal with this and I prayed hard and tried for some years and then at the end, I was just going, 'I'm still gay. I know I am.
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Until recent decades, same-sex behavior was placed in the same category with gluttony or drunkenness — as a vice of excess anyone might be prone to — not as the expression of a sexual orientation. Celibacy is a gift, not a mandate. The Bible honors celibacy as a good way of living — Jesus was celibate, after all — but it also makes clear that celibacy must be a voluntary choice. Condemning same-sex relationships is harmful to the LGBT community. Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount that good trees bear good fruit, while bad trees bear bad fruit.
One in which renowned Christian authors and musicians are moving beyond public support of revisionist sexual ethics and themselves professing an openly gay lifestyle. Something novel to mainstream contemporary Christian culture. Several Christian celebrities and their recent declarations as members of the LGBTQ lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community sent shockwaves adding to the theological dissentions surrounding traditional Christian teaching. Below are brief biographies of five Christian celebrities who have come out as practicing gay lifestyles.