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Subject: Christian Singer Ray Boltz Admits Hes Gay
Date Posted: 9/17/2008 8:41 PM ET
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Christian gospel singer Roy Boltz has come out of the closet to announce he is gay in an interview with the Washington Blade. The contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter said he has struggled with the truth of his sexual orientation for over 30 years. Boltz told the Blade he came out to his family and friends in 2004, including his four children and now ex-wife. The Dove Award-winning singer, who has sold over four million records, said he simply could no longer avoid the truth that he was gay.

In a message posted on his website, Boltz says he was afraid that if people “knew who I really was, I would never be accepted.”

However, during the past few years he has learned there “are many people who feel the same way I do.” Boltz said one church in particular has helped him to find acceptance, the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC). The MCC was created decades ago by Rev. Troy Perry and gives extensive outreach to the LGBT community. MCC now has over 300 congregations in 18 countries. ...http://www.gaywired.com/Article.cfm?Section=66&ID=20306

 

Now of course, there are those on a  certain forum here a few spots above this one that are being "good" Christians, and praying for his sins..... ggggrrrrr... dudes, it's biological,would you pray for my "sin" of being a short, brown curly-haired, blue eyed woman? 

 



Last Edited on: 9/17/08 8:43 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/17/2008 11:12 PM ET
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Luckily there are few decent people in there already, posting about not judging.  I just hope folks don't go there to argue - the only way to keep them from posting obnoxious stuff in our forums is to stay out of their forum.

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Date Posted: 9/17/2008 11:38 PM ET
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I'm glad he's finally been able to come to terms with his homosexuality.  How can anyone claim he chose to be gay when he's fought the feeling for how many years?  I wish him all the luck in the world and hope he earns the "forgiveness" of his fans.

Date Posted: 9/18/2008 7:07 AM ET
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i'm gald to hear that Jeanne... that's why I posted here, cause I didn't want to start anything there.  :)

Date Posted: 9/18/2008 5:49 PM ET
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Sam Thanks for posting it here. It was posted on Christian recommendaton thread and you know how it went over there!!!

Date Posted: 9/18/2008 9:29 PM ET
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It must have taken a lot of courage for him to come out.  Bless his heart for being true to himself!!

Date Posted: 9/19/2008 12:11 PM ET
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Thanks for starting this thread. I ran into the other one yesterday and it made my blood boil. The poor man.
Date Posted: 9/19/2008 3:06 PM ET
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Are you saying this was posted in the Christian thread and didn't get rave reviews?  Good grief.   I'm glad real people can post over here and not be shunned.  :)

Date Posted: 9/19/2008 5:57 PM ET
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Food for Thought  How many people would still marry after being together for 21 yrs???  They have a blessed relationship if you ask me.