Tag Archives: Closet life

Sharing the Real Ex-Ex-Gay Truth

I stumbled upon this post a while ago, and it’s an easy choice for this week’s weekly reader.  Even though the weekly reader idea has been a little bit less than weekly I suppose.  Bi-weekely reader?  Occasional reader?  Anyway, here’s something I found on the internet that you should read.  The post itself is a guest post at Little Did She Know, a blog I don’t actually follow all that often.

In this post, Julie Rodgers shared her story.  The one where she came to terms with the reality that she was not as ex-gay as she had said she was, rather publicly.  At this point she had been so involved in Ex-gay ministry that people knew her.  What people knew was that she had been attracted to women and that she or God was changing her orientation.  Except that she knew that she still liked girls.  And she said this:

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Vulnerability Before God

As I’ve been working through this idea that, hmm, this is what my sexual orientation is, I’ve also been working through the idea that, hmm, people around me wouldn’t like to know this.

Vulnerability.  Daring Greatly.  Coming out of the closet.

Vs.

Secrecy.  Shame. Hiding.

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Set-up from the Closet

I am so far in the closet in my real life that I’m not sure I can tell the door from the wall.  I have my reasons.  I do.  To come out takes an immense measure of vulnerability, courage, and has a very real cost for those who choose to do so.  I respect them.  I can understand why they would have a little less respect for someone like me. Continue reading