Former Entertainment Weekly Writer Comes Out As Gay Christian On YouTube

BTL Staff
By | 2014-06-27T09:00:00-04:00 June 27th, 2014|Michigan, News|


Former Entertainment Weekly writer and YouTube amateur Grady Smith posted a video on his channel Thursday coming out as a gay Christian who chooses not to act on his sexual feelings.
“I choose not to act on my gay feelings because I think the bible says that that’s not a good idea so I don’t. To me, it’s just simple obedience and that’s not shame based,” he says. “I’m not ashamed of who I am … I’m not reacting to shame, I’m trying to honor Jesus by living my life the way I think that the bible tells us to.”
Smith continues on to say that regardless of his personal beliefs, there is a “special type of condemnation” reserved for gay people that he feels is unjustifiable by scripture.
“I’ve found that my storyline – the guy that’s gay but not acting on those feelings and also a Christian – both Christians and non-Christians have almost no imagination for that.”
Smith intends to use his YouTube channel to examine his experiences as a gay Christian who does not act on his feelings but does not view himself as “ashamed.”

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