Watch: Man Comes Out As A Gay Christian: “I Choose To Not Act On My Gay Desires”

“I am a gay Christian,” Grady Smith proudly admits on his blog post titled: “Coming Out As A Christian.”

“First off, what do I mean by the term gay Christian?,” Smith writes. “That’s simple. I mean that I’m a Christian man who believes Jesus Christ…I also happen to be a guy that finds himself attracted to other guys. Please hear this: those two facts are not mutually exclusive!”

Smith also admits that he has not acted on his gay sexual impulses because the “scripture” says its “not God’s ideal plan for people.”

Now, I choose to not act on my gay desires because I think scripture makes it pretty clear that that’s not God’s ideal plan for people. I’m not angry or jaded about that fact, nor do I look at sacrificing my own sexuality to God as a tragedy. To me, it’s simple obedience — and it is not shame-based. I know that I was fearfully and wonderfully made by God. Heck, I was created in His very image! (And so were you!) But, like every other Christian that’s ever lived, I’m simply in the ongoing process of learning how to not give in to every natural desire that I feel — whether that has to do with sex or not.

Smith also says he kept his secret hidden throughout his teenage years, “harboring a heavy secret” on his own:

I spent well over a decade feeling tortured by my own feelings, addicted to pornography, and deeply ashamed of my nature. I used to spend hours on the family computer Googling terms like “garlic” and “Gap hoodie,” frantically hoping that I could push my “gay” searches far enough down the alphabetical auto-complete menu that my parents wouldn’t ever see them.

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  1. Verne Champagne on June 26, 2014

    Mr. Smith:

    Let me save you a lot of heartache and a lot of soul searching. God wants you to enjoy everything in your life!!! Everything that He has created is good, and wholesome, and Godly–including sex with someone you love.

    Scripture is a wonderful guide, when read with an appropriately critical eye–bible scholars the world over agree that reading it as a literal text and a rule book to live your life by is to misinterpret its meaning and context.

    Search yourself, know that its not something you chose. You were made this way…in His image and just as some of us are blonde, some brunette….you’re gay. So are some others. No big deal. God wants you to be a good person….He wants you to love and experience life…and He wants you to not take for granted the blessings of your life–one of which was being born gay.

    I hope you find your own truth–and avoid accepting the truths you’ve been given.

  2. Michael Bussee on June 28, 2014

    “I’m not angry or jaded about that fact, nor do I look at sacrificing my own sexuality to God as a tragedy. To me, it’s simple obedience — and it is not shame-based.”

    I am glad that your decision to be celibate is not based on shame. Too many gay Christians do carry a lot od shame and fear.

    You may have the gift of celibacy and find peace in being single for your lifetime. Or, you may change your mind. Many gay celibate Christians do when they fall in love with another gay Christian. I know I did.

    In any event, I wish you well. Keep your heart and mind open to the possibility that God might surprise you with a gay soul-mate. In the meantime, are you aware of Gay Christian Network? They have a number of members who are what they refer to as “Side B” — Gay and Christian but choosing to be celibate for personal or religious reasons. It might be a supportive and encouraging group to interact with.

    God bless you as you continue to search your own heart (and God’s heart) on sexuality and spirituality.

  3. David on August 31, 2014

    This guy is a fake, you can tell it’s a conservative marketing ploy to attract “confused” people on same sex attraction… Come on peps…

  4. Merry Wyatt on August 31, 2014

    Hallelujah! I encourage you, Grady Smith, to continue on your path of true Christianity as an inspirational example to others.

  5. PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS on September 2, 2014

    Follow this poser for a week guarantee you will see him “acting on his Gay impulses”……………

  6. Kathleen McMahon on September 19, 2014

    Bible states God’s dissatisfaction against homosexualality. No one is born to die. We r all born innocent n without sin. Therefore beings being gay is a sin there is no way anyone can be born gay. Satan confuses ppl into believing they r gay because he wants man to all burn in the fire. Now stop n read the Bible before more comments n u’ll hv to agree with me. God burned Sodom n Gomorrah because they were gay. God made man and woman for a reason to be together. Satan will try every trick he can to deceive man. Like scientist saying earth is millions or billions of yrs old. Bible says its 6 thousand yrs old. It says in the beginning the earth was void. N he came upon the waters n separated them. Then ordered dry land to appear. Science isnt Biblical. Satan uses science to further deceive man. Read n learn.

    • Adrian Garcia Author on September 19, 2014

      Thanks for sharing your fairy tale with us. God still loves you.