The Brave Souls who appear in Stained Glass Rainbows
Jonathan Ervin"I gathered myself – told my dad that I’d been infected with the HIV virus – and I will never forget my dad looking across the table at me. He just looked square in my eyes and said, "Sin bites! Doesn’t it son?"
Kristin J. Tremba" I am a Christian woman who struggled with same-sex attraction. And God has helped me overcome those feelings."
Kristin J. Tremba
Robert Gagnon"Jesus would be the person you would NOT want to gravitate to for an argument about, 'I was born that way'. He really doesn’t care whether you were born that way because he’s asking you to die to yourself, to crucify yourself, to lose your life."
Sean Doty"When I was 14 I was molested by a Youth Leader in the church... Enjoyed it. I mean, we're sexual beings and sex is enjoyable."
Rev. Dr. Cindi LoveRegarding the AIDS epidemic... "We buried 5,000 people, conducted funerals for 5,000 people from 1984-1993 who were not members of our church, because their local churches would not conduct their funerals."
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love
Shirley Phelps-Roper"Look Hon, it’s not rocket science. 'Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind, it is abomination.' That doesn’t even need any interpretation."
Lisa Miller"It's not true that what you do in the privacy of your own home doesn't hurt others. My sin has affected an entire nation... They're using my case right now, to further their agenda."
John Middleton"For any person of faith... who ascribes to the cultural norm or heterosexuality and discovers themselves to be homosexual... there will be conflict. For me that conflict played out in really horrific ways. It led to the brink of suicide."
Linda Marie Wall"When I decided that I didn’t like who Linda was anymore, is when I started to think about getting out of that whole scene of homosexuality... and it took 10 years to get out of it."
Linda Marie Wall
Ric Alba"The group that I was in was very much about, 'Homosexuality is part of your brokenness.' I started getting really depressed."
John Westcott"I’m not causing anyone to commit suicide. I’m telling people that there’s a way out... and it’s through a relationship with Jesus Christ."
Brain Healy"Gay people have better things to do than go around blowing their own brains out. That said, how much of a life of cruelty is someone willing to tolerate?"
Kent C. Williamson"It is my hope and prayer that Stained Glass Rainbows will spur dialogue that can help bridge the enormous gulf between conservative Christians and the lgbt community."
Kent C. Williamson