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After three generations of sexual abuse, found acceptance from a Christian community.

Scott L

I was addicted to pornography, I was addicted to masturbation. I was addicted to sex. I was also a heterosexual male

When the preacher said Jesus Christ, I thought he was cussing.

Tom Coverly

I thought, “No, church sounds really boring.” I was a teenager at the time. I asked what most teenage [boys would] ask, “Are there going to be girls there.” The answer was, “Yes.” I said, “I’m going to church!” So I went to c...

Behind the homosexuality was a person.

Danny W

"By the time I was in puberty I had one foot in the homosexual world, one in the heterosexual world, and I didn’t know how I got there."

Forgave Dad for killing Mom.

Ealum

My father took a baseball bat from the corner of the room and started beating my mother over the head, face, and upper body. The darkest day of my life was the day they lowered her body into the ground.

My head wound required surgery.

Ealum

In the third grade I didn’t know how to spell tadpole. For every letter I missed my dad would whip me across my back with a leather belt until I would bleed.

I kept dreaming about visiting Dad in prison.

Ealum

As the dreams continued I began to focus on the issue of forgiveness concerning my dad.

Social services removed me from our home.

Kayla

My brothers and I were separated. When we came back together in our parents home it wasn’t any better. There was still a lot of abuse going on, so I moved back out the spring semester my senior year.

My father disowned me for getting baptized.

Jeffrey

My Dad said; “But son, were you water baptized?” I said; “Yes I was Dad.” And he said; “Jeff, you’re not my son anymore. What you have done to your people, you are worse than Adolf Hitler.” He said; “You are no longer welcome...

Hated men. Love men.

James

I tell the men to love God and to love their sons.

I’m living proof that a gay man can become a family man.

Chris D

Every relationship, every encounter, would get worse, would become more perverted, more faceless, more emotionless. I had been with countless men. I could fill up a notebook full of the men that I had been with.