Jide Macaulay, Nigeria's first openly gay pastor and the founder of secret gay church, House of Rainbow Fellowship, has once again revealed how he felt after being rejected by family and friends over his sexual status.
The gay pastor who said in a new Facebook post that he is not ashamed of being who he is -revealed that although he's happy to have divorced his ex-wife in 1994, he regrets not knowing of his sexual preference before he got married. Read what he shared below;
I had to block another family member and unapologetically shared with another, who is willing to listen.
To be rejected by family hurts, especially parent and children, Since I came out as gay, I have thought several times of taking my own life, the rejection cuts deep into my heart and soul, but knowing Christ and believing in an awesome God has been a better option. I am truly not worried as the inclusive christian ministry with House of Rainbow brings me in contact with many people who are same gender loving, thousands of people around the world just like me. Above all I have encountered God with unimaginable love.
To be able, on a daily basis tell gay people God love us just the way we are is a humbling experience and I thank God for calling me.
GAY means God Adores You, God Accepts You, God Affirms You.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.’
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
I am not ashamed to be gay, I regret not knowing better before I got married to a woman in 1991, thank God I was divorced by 1994. There are many millions of stories only if we pay attention.
I thought I will share this, I apologise if this is uncomfortable. But I needed to share. God bless you. Jide Macaulay