Ray Boltz: "I don't believe God hates me anymore"

Remember Ray Boltz? It’s been nearly seven years since Ray ‘came out of the closet’ and took a hiatus from Christian Music…

But now Boltz is back with a new album, and a new belief.  And a call for Christians to not discriminate against homosexuals.

Here is one of the lyrics to a song called “Who Would Jesus Love?”

Would He only love the ones
Who looked the same as me
Would He only offer hope
When He saw similarity
Would He leave the others waiting
Like a stranger at the gate
Would He discriminate.

Or, part of the lyrics of his song “Don’t Tell Me Who To Love

Don’t tell me who to love,
Don’t tell me who to kiss,
Don’t tell me that there’s something wrong,
Because I feel like this.

Maybe you’re in love today and you’ve been making wedding plans
But there is someone in your way shouting things cause they don’t understand
The judge says that’s not legal, the preacher calls it a sin
Oh you just remember they were wrong before and they’re wrong again

On his transformation, Boltz says:  “I don’t believe God hates me anymore…I always thought if people knew the true me, they’d be disgusted, and that included God. But for all the doubts, there’s this new belief that God accepts me and created me, and there’s peace.”

Make no doubt about it… how the church responds to the issue of homosexuality will be one of the major issues in the church over the next decade.

What do you think?  You can read more on Boltz in a New York Times article written recently here

Todd

(PS — I was never a big Ray Boltz fan.  Ever.  But take a short listen to the song linked above.  Let’s just say, the music itself would not make me a fan, ever.  Not one of Boltz’s best songs, gay or not gay.)

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