Christians and Coming Out

coming out

by John Ellis

Although I am blatantly and unoriginally co-opting my title from this article, my “coming out” is quite a bit different from her “coming out.”[1] My “coming out” is something that I’ve wanted to do for a while, but haven’t out of a fear of man. You see, in the eyes of our pluralist society, I am guilty of an unpardonable sin and lifestyle. I am a conservative Christian who believes that the God of the Bible is the author of all things, including sexuality. I believe that God designed sex to be enjoyed between one man and one woman and only within the bounds of marriage. That makes me one of the few acceptable targets for open bullying and discrimination; those who share my beliefs, are finding that their opinions, even the ones unrelated to sexuality, are increasingly not welcome in the public square.

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