lesbians and gays "come out" of their "closets" to
their friends and family, these have their own crises of faith to deal
with. We share some of these stories below. As you see, this is just a
beginning and most of these stories are from other Christians. We invite
you to share your own Adventist stories so we can publish them here. The
stories will open in a new window on your computer.
Parents with Gay Children
Son, Beloved Stranger (Used to be "Danny's Story" in the
navigation bar at the left)
used to have this omplete book book by Carrol Grady on our site, after
Ralph Seland hand-coded it for online publication. She wrote it under
the pseudonym of Kate McLaughlin in 1995. In it she shares her
emotional and spiritual journey after her son told his parents about
his homosexuality. (She asked us to take it off-line, since she no
longer shares our views. But you can still purchase it on Amazon. com. It is still a good story of all the emotions a mother went throgh as she learned her son was same-sex-attracted. )
After she wrote the book, Carrol has changed her attitude towards
homosexuality and now believes that God does not intend gay people to
be celibate or heterosexually married - even though her own son decided
that a heterosexual marriage is God's way for him. If you will search
online you can see her postings on various Seventh-day Adventist
websites where she advocates for acceptance of gay marriage.
Your Child Doesn't Choose Your Lifestyle
- Carrol Grady's
article first published in Women of Spirit, also
I have AIDS"
A mother shares how
her son's struggle with AIDS changed her life. An inspiring testimony.
(This was on the Exodus site which no longer exists. The domain name is used for advertising.).
Homosexuals God's Children?
- Carrol Grady in an
article published in 1997.
Different Kind of Death
- Gloria Zwinggi shared how the revelation of her son's homosexuality
caused "a different kind of death" in her life. (This was another story on the defunct Exodus
Children with Gay Parents
to the Christian Daughter of a Gay Dad
- Inge Anderson responds to a young woman who writes to us, wondering
how to relate to her gay father after becoming a Christian.
- Nathan Bell shares the conflict caused by his father's gayness.
After reacting in judgment and condemnation, he was confronted by a
mentor who asked him what kept him faithful to God. Realizing that it
was God's unconditional love that drew him, he was convicted of his
un-Christ-like behavior towards his dad. (This was also on the now-defunct Exodus site).
- Tye and Nancy Gamey share the struggles in their marriage caused by
Tye's homosexuality (Used to be on the now-defunct Exodus site).
a Wife Sees It
- Ann, wife of Pastor
Martin, the subject of the story By
God's Grace Plus Nothing, shares her story here.