“Going through old pictures of the night of Pulse, I remember my struggles of perversion, heavy drinking to drown out everything and having promiscuous sex that led to HIV. My struggles were real !” (survivor Luis Javier Ruiz) recalled. “The enemy had its grip, and now God has taken me from that moment and has given me Christ Jesus.”
“I’ve grown to know His love in a deeper level. 2 out of the 49 were my close friends and are no longer with us. They lost their life that night. I should have been number 50 but now I have the chance to live in relationship and not religion – not just loving Christ but being in love with Christ and sharing His love. I know who I am and I am not defined with who the enemy says I use to be – but who Christ Jesus says I am.”
I can’t say for sure that he has really been changed, and you can’t say for sure that he hasn’t. But the point ought to be, he has made a free choice, for himself, and he isn’t harming anyone else by living as he has chosen to live. His choice ought to be respected. (Even in California and New Jersey, where they’ve made it pretty much illegal to try and change your sexual proclivities because people who don’t want to change feel somehow threatened by those who do.)
“We made a conscious choice to leave homosexuality, and we should be able to do that without being mocked,” said Mr. Doyle.
Good luck with that. The LGBTQDQ are a pretty insecure group of people who use mockery as a way of dealing with people who refuse to conform.