Monday, July 30, 2007

The Closet and the Cross

Last month, I was interviewed by Janine Kahn from the OC Weekly (a local Southern California newspaper) to share my story of being gay, ex-gay, and also being an ex-gay survivor. The article was recently published both in print and online as the feature cover story and I'm mentioned towards the end of the article. It presents the stories of people from both camps of "the issue".

I hate thinking of all of this as being different camps. I've never thought of myself as a political activist. I prefer to function as a relational catalyst. But we're still faced with the fact that there are people who disagree with how to approach important questions about wrestling with the reality of being gay and Christian.

As much as I hate being someone who "takes a side", I think it's important for us to tell our stories - whether they are stories of struggle or stories of survival.

Here's the article:


M said...

Telling stories is possibly the most important thing that any of us can do. Thank you for telling yours.

Jack Kiefer said...

Wow, that was a long article, and it's now 4am. Thanks a lot ;)

Seriously, though: Wow! I'm really glad to have gotten to read that.

I'm thankful you got to share your story, and I'm confident God will use it to bless others.

- Jack

J said...

I love that there are people like you out there, telling your story and sharing your experience with the world. You are a wonderful person, Eric - thank you for being who you are!