No Room for Hatred in My Faith, by Revd. Andy

Thursday, September 26th, 2013


My journey as a gay Christian, and an ordained Anglican Priest, has been an interesting and - at times - a painful one. It's been a journey of discovering who I am, and who I was created to be. As a gay Christian, it saddens me that I sit in the middle of two communities that are often at war with each other. However, I've gradually learned that I needn't be apologetic for being gay, or for having a faith. It saddens me that there are so many people who use their faith as a justification for their bigotry, and seek to belittle, ostracise or oppress the LGBT community. That's not the expression of faith that I have, and it is for this reason that I posed for the NOH8 Campaign ... there is no room for hatred in my faith, and there shouldn't be room for it in our communities.

-Reverend Andy


I couldn't agree with you anymore. Thank you Reverend.

Ash 03/06/2014 09:44

please check out my website, its called "pride and christ", its for people in the LGBT community that also have a relationship with god.

thank you!!

court 04/06/2014 03:22

I truly don't understand how a man can be a priest, someone who's faith actively says he can't be sexually active, can be gay. I can understand his attraction to men but can he really act on it? I would love to know more about this topic, if anyone can please direct me in the right direction.

Angel Johnson 05/12/2014 19:21

Thank you so much for this! I am a proud gay man and a proud Christian and I for one and happy with religion and confident in my faith that God loves me and continues to show this with a number of blessings in my life. I have learned a great deal like most of us and people seem to have a hard time understanding the gay/Christian lifestyle. I applaud you in your efforts to educate people not only in the LGBT community but others that don’t grasp this wonderful concept. It fills my heart to know that you understand where I come from. I often times felt alone in my struggle and alone in my battles so for this I am truly grateful. Thank you and keep up the great work!! God bless--

Christopher Deel 06/11/2014 03:39

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