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General News of Saturday, 27 June 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Gay means God adores you- Homosexual Nigerian clergyman, Jide Macaulay says

Jide Macaulay, a gay Clergyman and founder of House of Rainbow, has said that the definition of the word gay is "God Adores You, God Accepts You, God Annoints You and God Assured You".

Jide who was ordained an Anglican Priest in England last year disclosed this in an interview with Huffington Post.

"Over the years, Gay has become powerful for me and as a person of faith, I believe that Gay means God Accepts You, God Adores You, God Annoints You and God Assured You", he said.

The 54-year-old revealed how he found a text in the Bible book of Leviticus which spoke against same sex unions and how he found that the passage had been misinterpreted.

"Being a black gay man is never easy. My journey and education started at home. I was raised in a conservative Nigerian Christian Home and it was also around the time I also discovered the bible text on Homosexuality, particularly in Leviticus.

"I struggled with it at the time but it took me years later for me to reverse the biblical or theological misunderstanding of who I am and what the bible says. The challenge for me is being able to communicate my feelings to my parents and also to my siblings. It did not happen until years later", he said.

Jide also revealed how he got married to a woman and had children but had to divorce her so he could live his life with his gay partner.

"My mental state during the time of my separation and divorce obviously over the fact that I had just come out as gay at the time, it was very difficult. And also as a black man in England, it was very difficult because at the time I didn't know many people who were black and gay and also Christians and quite proud about being a person of faith and their sexuality", he said.

He concluded by revealing that queer people should know that they are loved by God no matter what.

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