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Stories of Family and Friends
of Lesbians and Gays

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When 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

My Son, Beloved Stranger (Used to be "Danny's Story" in the navigation bar at the left)
We 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.
When Your Child Doesn't Choose Your Lifestyle
Carrol Grady's article first published in Women of  Spirit, also in 1995.
"Mom, 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.).
Are Homosexuals God's Children?
Carrol Grady in an article published in 1997.
A 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 site).

Children with Gay Parents

Counsel 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.
A Son's Journey
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).

Gay Spouses

A Resurrected Marriage
Tye and Nancy Gamey share the struggles in their marriage caused by Tye's homosexuality (Used to be on the now-defunct Exodus site).
As a Wife Sees It
Ann, wife of Pastor Martin, the subject of the story By God's Grace Plus Nothing, shares her story here.