A WONDERFUL STORY OF DELIVERANCE FROM ‘GAY CHRISTIANITY’ by Dr. Michael Brown

When you hear good news, you want to share that news with others. Allow me, then, to share some good news with you. 

We received an email this week from a young man who, until recently, believed he could practice homosexuality and follow Jesus. He has now experienced a dramatic, life-changing conversion, and he shares his story here. 

I believe you’ll be encouraged as you read it, especially if you or someone close to you struggles with same-sex attraction. At the request of the writer, we are not sharing his identity. 

Dr. Brown, 

I really hope you see this letter personally. I wanted to share my testimony on how your ministry was used by God to bless me and bring to Himself.  

 In 2014, we had a short interaction on Twitter about the issue of homosexuality, which I shared on Facebook to mock you–go figure! Your ministry graciously sent me your book, Can You Be Gay and Christian? I read it prayerfully and carefully, but I came away from it (after also reading God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines) believing that my homosexuality was blessed by God. I believed that Vines and others had done a good job of responding to (or refuting) theologians such as yourself. 

So, as much as I appreciated the book, I went on with my life and continued in the LGBTQ lifestyle. At the same time, I attended a Christian university while hiding my sexuality from them. I graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Church Ministries.  

Dr. Brown, you know as well as I do that college graduations are supposed to be celebrations of our hard work and academic accomplishments. However, it was one of the worst days of my life.  

In 2014-2015, I started to have a lot of doubts and became deeply depressed. My relationship with my boyfriend at the time started to fall apart. From 2014-2016, I was unemployed because I was so paralyzed by fear. It’s ironic…my degree is in Church Ministries, but as I walked across the platform at my graduation I wasn’t actively attending a church. Most people run to church when they’re depressed and dealing with bad circumstances. I did the opposite. I stopped attending my local church. 

I realized that I wasn’t saved. I thought going to church, reading my Bible, attending a Christian university, and loving my neighbor (as best I could) meant I was saved. But I didn’t have a relationship with Christ and I didn’t see the Spirit’s work in my life… read more