How I Went From Being Homophobic to Open and Affirming.

How I Went From Being Homophobic to Open and Affirming.

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The tragedy in Orlando has me wondering what I need to do to show my support to the LGBT community more than I have been. I figured the first thing I could do is share how I moved away from homophobia.

If you have been following me I’ve always alluded to my support of the LBGT community. For those who haven’t been following me or are new to what we have been doing, this news may come as a shock. If we haven’t made it clear The Opened Box is an open an affirming community.


  1. Michelle D - Orlando, FL
    Jun, 16, 2016 10:56 AM

    I have to say I share your openess, but up to a point. We absolutely should be open to and supportive of our LGBTQ community – something I myself have recently been convicted of as I stood in a prayer service just the other night here in Orlando, but what I don’t agree with is the “affirming” part of your statement. Maybe I’m misconstruing what you mean by affirming. I believe it’s vital that our actions reflect and mirror the way Jesus was when he walked the earth. He held his arms open wide. He prayed for and loved and forgave “sinners”, BUT he also made the point of telling them “Now go and sin no more”. So we absolutely must be welcoming, loving and open – with everyone, not just those that are LGBTQ, but we would be doing them a disservice if we didn’t lovingly point out the sin, but then step back and allow the Holy Spirit to do His work in them. Thanks for sharing your thoughts & feelings.

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