Christian Singer Ray Boltz Gay (Photos)

1x1.trans Christian Singer Ray Boltz Gay (Photos)

1x1.trans Christian Singer Ray Boltz Gay (Photos)

Christian singer, Ray Boltz, has now come out of the closet publicly to say that he is gay, in an interview with the Washington Blade. Read Gospel singer, Ray Boltz’s interview below.

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Ray Boltz, was married and even has four children, and came out as gay to his friends and family years ago. As the family was sitting around the table at his daughter’s house in December 2004, the day of the Tsunami, Boltz’s son, Philip, wanted to know what was wrong with his father.

“I thought, ‘Well, I can just do what I always do and hide the truth or I can take a risk and be honest,’” Boltz said. “That day, with the tsunami, has become very symbolic in our family.”

Nobody knew exactly what would happen, how this admission would affect himself, and those around him.

“It’s hard to say I came out because I didn’t have all the answers. I just admitted what I was struggling with and what I was feeling. It’s hard to go, ‘This is the point where I accepted my sexuality and who I was,’ but I came out to them and shared with them what I’d been going through.”

Boltz said he just couldn’t pretend any longer, it was time to let the truth come out.

“I’d denied it ever since I was a kid. I became a Christian, I thought that was the way to deal with this and I prayed hard and tried for 30-some years and then at the end, I was just going, ‘I’m still gay. I know I am.’ And I just got to the place where I couldn’t take it anymore “¦ when I was going through all this darkness, I thought, ‘Just end this.’”

Ray Boltz said it took awhile for his family to come around.

“I don’t want to downplay it like it was just, ‘Oh, well that’s OK.’ It was a very tough time for them too, but the bottom line was they loved me and they still love me “¦ it’s been an amazing journey of acceptance on their part “¦ I was offered support and love from each member of my family, including my wife.”

Although Ray Boltz came out years ago, he finally made it public by officially coming out in an interview with The Washington Blade.

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  1. Ray I'm praying fo you and I believe that you can get help. Pure Passion is a ministry for men who is battling with this problem. Remember that there is no problem too big that God can't solve it. Ask God for forgiveness and to help you my brother. Don't lose your salvation over your desires.Repent!!!!1111111111

    • That's the most stupid advice I've ever seen written. I realize your sincere, but your sincerely wrong.
      The Bible does not speak out against homo sexuals,,,the bible has been mis-interperted by men of course. There is no one on record that has overcome being gay. None at all.

  2. Beth, you are a friggin idiot, science and genetics are proving these people are born this way. We are all Gods children…the future will probably be scaled on a bisexual scale from 1 to 1000 …you being a right wing 501 repressed.

    • Show me one honest, reliable scientific report that says they have proved that. And not the one from the psychiatrist who claimed he had found the part of the brain that made people gay. Then when other scientist couldn't duplicate his findings, he admitted he had lied.

  3. Ray's only problem is that his honesty might lose him some support. Lying about such a basic as sexuality certainly isn't spiritually healthy.

    As Christian Gays, we know Lord Jesus bases and defines ALL sin as lack of love (Matthew 22:36-40). Such obvious sins as theft, murder and adultery are unloving because each has a victim, someone not receiving love.

    Please tell me, who is the unloved victim in a homosexual relationship? Neither is a victim, neither is unloved. Where is the hurt? Who could bring suit against the “sinner”? What Gospel writer or Bible prophet claimed homosexuality is sinful? (Jesus didn't.) These are not rhetorical questions; they are unanswered by those who refuse God's grace and live by working the law.

    It is noteworthy that Gay people employ themselves in loving professions like medicine, education, arts and ministry. However, some Christians evidently work in the Biblical judicial system.

    Certainly if God didn't want men to have sex with other men, He would have said “Man shall not lie with man PERIOD (Leviticus 18:22, 21:13). God wanted Moses to eradicate rampant idolatry in the Jewish nation. That whole “ . . . as with a woman” thing condemns straight men pretending to make it with a woman, such as during idol worship. Paul explains it further when putting down the straight Romans (1:26-28 ) for “leaving their natural relations” (i.e…. as with a woman) and having idolatrous sex with men. Gay men are attracted to other men by definition and by God. They can only imagine what sex

    “ . . . as with a woman” would be like.

    “Homosexual” was coined about 1865, so any Bible translation since then that uses a form of that word is a lie that needs to be emended. ( The King James version is honest.) It premiered in a 1946 English Bible and continues to condemn loving Gays.

    We Christians want to avoid sin that offends God. We do not unilaterally harm God but we do wreck our love relationship with Him by sinning. Created in His loving image, we fail to live up to expectations. Without Jesus and His deal to make it all right, we would be planning our new residence in Hell. But we have taken Jesus as Savior and Lord and He keeps us in His Father's loving will.

    What is the most love one can show another sinner? Offer them an eternity with God through the redemptive cross of Jesus. Instead of judging them, shouldn’t Christians be telling those “sinful” homosexuals that Jesus died for their sins? The stumbling block is that Gays do not want to affiliate with unloving and judgmental Christians. Know Jesus, know love. No Jesus, no love.

  4. I think he tried very hard to live a normal life. He was pretending to be someone he's not. I'm sure he loves his ex-wife, just not in a romantic sense. The marriage was not a waste because they were blessed with 4 children that are very much loved. No one in the Bible was perfect but Jesus, and even He faced temptations. Abraham had multiple wives and concubines, God still blessed him. It doesn't make pologamy right. I think this is between Ray and God. If God wants Ray to stop being gay he'll change him.

  5. I think all this Christian or sinner or for that matter any other religion is quite besides the point. The main thing is does it harm in the long run or not. Is homosexuality essentially evil? In my opinion, there are things which violates another person's fundamental rights. Things such as theft (right to property), murder (right to life), human trafficing, slavery, subjugation etc. (right to liberty) as also physical and mental torture and violation of privacy. Anything that does not violate another person's rights and lead to love and understanding cannot be a sin or essentially evil. Certain things do have harmful effects in the long term and people, especially young people need to be careful so as not to harm their future growth and career. Obviously Mr. Ray Bolt does not fall in this category and his actions are well thought out and sincere. His thoughts and actions are commendable. I salute his honesty.

  6. Does the fact the there are six different comments with six different philosophies make anyone think? No two people in the world would agree 100% on everything about homosexuality. Bottom line is, God doesn't hate homosexuals nor does he tolerate homosexuality or ANY sin for that matter. None of us are above sin. I battle different things than Ray Boltz but its all sin to God. We all need a Savior! Christ paid the debt for our sins and if we don't except that and believe it we will spend eternity without God.

  7. Joel,

    Leviticus 19:19 says:

    "Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material."

    Leviticus 19:13 says:

    "Do not hold back the wages of a hired man overnight."

    Leviticus 19:27 says:

    "Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard."

    How hard is that to understand?

  8. Leviticus 18:22 says:

    “Thou shalt not lie with MANkind, as with WOMANkind: it is ABOMINATION.”

    There doesn’t need to be a “Period” in the verse. No means no, how hard is that to understand?

  9. Aslanspal (and all who think like you),

    Just because someone has a genetic predisposition toward something doesn't make it morally OK.

    For example, someone may have a genetic predisposition toward alcoholism or pedophelia. . . but that does not make their disorder morally acceptable and they must fight to overcome it. Same with homosexuality. . . because, whether people like to hear it or not, it is a sexual disorder. . . and Christians (or anyone of goodwill) who do nothing to combat these tendencies will not inherit the Kingdom of God, which is stated very plainly in Scripture.

    You don't give a rip about Scripture? Oh well. . . someday you'll know its true whether you like it or not.

  10. I just want my money back from his cd sales. I dont care that he is gay, just dont trick me into something that u are not. Giveme back my money. And science is not proving that homosexuality is something that you are born with you friggin idiot. You choose how you want it. Ray just chooses to like it up the butt while satan is laughing at all Christians saying " see what all this christianity crap is". We all sin but not all of us do it for money using Gods name. Now just give me back my mone!!!!!

  11. Wow, I’m just sitting here saddened and troubled over this news. How far down the slippery road of compromise have we come as a church to somehow come to the conclusion that the homosexual lifestyle is acceptable to the Lord? We have numerous examples in scripture that make the matter of homosexuality as a sinful lifestyle crystal clear such as Leviticus 18:22 “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable” and even in the New Testament in 1 Corinthians 6:9 “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders”. I was told years ago by a professor, when I was still in Bible College, something that has stuck with me as a real truth about the heart of mankind in his ability to follow a sinful path or pursuit a life of righteousness. He said, “There are those who are lovers of truth, and then there are those who choose to be deceived.” Ray, I’m praying for you that God will, in his compassion and mercy, speak to your heart with truth and love, and you someday will be set free of this sexual addiction which torments you.

  12. Ray,

    God loves you. The bottom line is we as Christians

    speak need to speak the truth in love. The Lord is

    given his word. Remember to the Coriths he said

    "Such were some of you…..but God".. Bottom line is

    you know what God's word says and if He has the power to save your soul He has the power to change your sin patterns if you let him.

  13. You mean to tell me people are still quoting Leviticus 18:22 as a statement that gay is wrong??? Good Lord people! Please take the time to study the bible and stop taking versus out of context. Leviticus is old Jewish law separating the Jews from the cannanites. Read all of the scripture surrounding that verse and apply it today. Yea.. That's what I thought. Oh, and by the way. Thanks Ray for being honest. I salute you!!! See ya in Heaven some day.

  14. We will be praying for you Ray Boltz! The church has enjoyed your music for years. The Church is praying that your eyes will be opened to the truth. The Church is praying that your children will not follow in your horrible example. Wake up before it is too late!

    The Bible clearly says that homosexuality is abhorrent. Oral and anal sex cause disease and cancer and shorten the lifespan of people who do this. That is not God's plan for people to die of Aids because they refuse to trust God and believe his Word.

    This is not just one scripture. It is all the way through the Bible that God condemns homosexual behavior.

    Homosexuality is nothing more than pornography. It has been proven that there is no genome for homosexuality. That is a lie by the liberals to gain government funding and control of taxpayer money for abortions.

    Don't fall into the devil's trap, Ray! You can get out of this horrible lifestyle, and you know which ministries can help you!

  15. i honestly belive that there is no such thing as a gay christian. thats like saying a pure prostitute. there is no science that proves you are born gay or not… if there is show us all the link to it… PLEASE!!!! anyways who cares if hes gay? at the end of his time it will be him and God. his knowledge of Gods word and Gods judgement. i dont think its right to judge a person…. well i do actually. what a person should judge is anothers actions but only God can judge the heart… and as for Beth you cannot lose your salvation. thats just not the way it works. if it was then you also would be going to hell… if you think that i am wrong then ask yourself this… have i ever told a lie… if you have then your a liar. does that mean that after salvation youll never lie again? have you lied recently??? well i know you have because you tell ray not to lose his salvation and that is impossible. now all this talk about God only talks about sin that harms another person…. what about pornography??? where does that fit in??? ive never ever heard the term im a christian porn star and im coming out of the closet…. all scripture was written for us now.. not only for the jews. if that was the case then there would not be an old testament.. because then it wouldnt be a testament. well thanks for reading this. i am not judging rays heart thats his choice. but i am judging his actions. like i wonder did he write and sing his songs because he meant them or for the money who knows?? only GOD!!!!

  16. This is just heartbreaking. Ray Boltz has been deceived by the Great Deceiver (Satan) just like others who get tired of fighting their demons. As Max Lucado compassionately says, God loves us as we are, but He loves us too much to let us stay as we are. His Word is very specific about certain sins, and the homosexual ACT is an abomination to God. How much more succinct does He need to be?

  17. Why does everyone keep quoting Leviticus? The warning against homosexuality is right here in the New Testament:

    "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor HOMOSEXUAL offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God" – 1 Cor. 6:9–10.

    Its very clear.

  18. Aslanpals

    They are not finding any proof that homosexuality is genetic. You are obviously just repeating lies you've heard. In fact everyone needs to stop repeating what they've heard and find the studies which back up their claims.

    You are not born gay. It is a combination of multiple influences, one of which (perhaps the most common) is homosexual sex or molestation. There are psychological repercussions to nearly everything that happens in a child's life, and just because they repress their first homosexual encounter doesn't mean it didn't happen. I also want to say that it is really annoying for people to say, homosexuals were born that way, when they only believe it about others and not themselves. I'm willing to bet anyone (gay) here had some type of unnatural sexual experience in their childhood which started the ball rolling. The sad thing is that the gay community is misdirecting when they blame their homosexuality on genetics, rather than on the events which were painful when they occurred, and continue to need attention. You're basically trying to get people to accept and love you without actually being genuine and open about what caused the problem in the first place. You feel like everyone is blaming you and they keep yelling "it's a choice". It's not a choice. Or at least not yours. It was the choice of the bastard who molested you. After that it was no longer your choice. The misdirection occurs when you blame it on nature instead of the abuser. Healing can occur. But it can't happen unless the correct problem(s) is addressed.

  19. Clint, my friend you are so right about proper contextual approach to scripture, but when information is clear and supported by not only Old Testament as well as New Testament scripture you must come to the writers intended conclusion and not blindly or stubbornly force your preconceived ideas on the Word to excuse actions that are clearly not of God.

  20. highly highly disappointed. you sing about Christ and His love, yet you claim a life that the scripture states is an abomination to Him.

    there is forgiveness – and i pray you find it soon, on your road of repentance.

  21. This debate will continue for some time to be sure. What is not important are opinions. Facts are what shape truth. Truth is God used liars, murders, adulterers, thieves and many sorts of sinners to further His kingdom. I challenge any one to show even one case where God used a homosexual. Just one. Fact is I love Ray Boltz and his value to God is not diminished by his sin. Fact is any unrepentant sin (purposefully and continually living a life of sin) separates us from Jesus and condemns us to Hell.

  22. We place too many people on a high pedestal and forget that they are only human like the rest of us. Quoting bible scriptures does not prove to others that you are right. How can you prove anything to a person who is lost and lives in the dark? You are wasting your time. Prayer is your true weapon. The anti christ would be able to fool even the elect if it were possible. Ray Boltz just tricked us. Thinking bad thoughts is sinning but actually commiting the sin has higher consequences. I Ray a Christian? No one knows but God and him. Is George Bush a Christian? No one knows but God and him. They have both been dissapointments. The only one that will not dissapoint is Jesus. Ray Boltz is no better than a bum on the street and neither are any of us. Is the man lost? If I had to guess. I would say yes and always has been lost because he acted upon his sinnful thoughts. We are living in the day of Noah. Where good is bad and bad is good. So to you haters, Christians have a right to be mad at this liar. Thats the TRUTH!!!!

  23. Beth is right. The bible makes it clear that the homosexual lifestyle is a sin. God Will forgive him if he repents (Turns from it) and trusts Jesus. I pray he does that.

  24. “Quoting bible scriptures does not prove to others that you are right. How can you prove anything to a person who is lost and lives in the dark?”… I understand where you’re coming from with that statement, but didn’t Christ himself often quote Old Testament scripture to show truth to the lost? There is nothing at all out of place quoting the Word of God in everyday situations, the key is that the forgiveness as well as correction and conviction that is needed here is present along with the scripture verse. God is a God of second chances, and I believe Ray will someday come back to the God of the Universe and in the end be stronger for it. All have fallen into sin, and Christ provides a way back from that lifestyle and there is hope if Ray Boltz is willing to change his desire from simply fulfilling his fleshly lusts and instead focus it on the only true and real fulfillment for man’s heart and that’s a deep relationship with the Son of God.

  25. I am not sure what to think or feel. I met Ray Boltz as a new Christian when he wasn't very popular. I think it was late 80's or early 90's. The group who showed up to his concert, which was at an AG church, was very small and we sat around and chatted for several hours. I remember telling him I had worn his Watch the Lamb tape out.

    I'm saddened by his belief that he is gay. Satan is so very deceptive. The Bible says in the last days, even the very elite will be deceived. I believe he truly thinks he's gay and has the right answers and that God accepts it. Will he go to hell? Only God is judge, but the Bible tells us that homosexuals will not enter into the kingdom and that laying with the same sex is an abomination to God. How can one have a truly changed heart and be born-again and accept this lifestyle as okay when the Bible CLEARLY says otherwise?

    People have to shed their own wants and desires to become like Christ. I have always wondered if homosexuality was a mental illness because I have never known a homosexual who did not have many other MAJOR life issues and traumas from childhood that were never resolved for them. It's a symptom of their trauma.

    People will call good evil and evil good. This is where we have to take a stand and say, this is wrong. God says it and I believe it. I may not understand it, but God's way is just and holy and it's the only thing we can rest in 100%.

  26. You are very blessed to have an opened-eye of approach to others and the bible. You will touch many lives no doubt with the wisdom God has given you. Always remember this too….. with what ever God has given you means He trusts you. So If you can help many you can also hurt many by your actions or decisions. I think this accurately portrays Ray. To whom much is given, much is required.

    I’ve read alot of comments on Ray Boltz and
    it saddens me. I know that it’s peoples reaction to his personal decision that is affecting people in various ways. I know our life affects others in so many more ways that we will ever know. I think Ray wrote a song about that,,,, Thank You.

    One thing as I get older I’ve come to see more clearly, God never intended for His word to be used as a baseball bat to hit others in the heador in the heart with. I love the scripture that say’s ….God’s goodness brings repentance… the goodness of God can be interpreted in so many ways… Well, take for instance the potters house is full of divers kinds of vessels,,, some are made different for different uses, but yet they all serve His purpose. I think sometimes, we as christians try to serve our own purpose and prove our own points instead of just being quiet and just living Jesus to the world, after all, He never walked down the streets and proclaimed he was the KING. People knew it. Ray Bolts has been touched by God. Once you have been truly touched by God, you are never the same. Ray can run but he can’t hide. Have faith in God. Pray for Ray and thank God for His faithfulness. After all He is God!

  27. In the #28 Brendan response, that is someone else using my name. Unless your name is also Brendan, please be strong enough to express your own opinion under your name, Thank you.

  28. God bless you Ray for coming out of the closet and accepting who you really are. There is nothing wrong with you and you don't need any counselling or mens' group (because all of them are still gay just going through denial) you are a real man for being real. You have my prayers that the Lord will contiune to enlarge your territories and open doors for your your ministry. I don't understand the super saved who can have affairs, drink, get high but when someone wants to admit that their gay oh the world is coming to an end and your doomed for hell. Sin is sin and there is no big or little sin and if I'm not wrong casting judgement is a sin as well.

  29. I must have missed it when they said they’ve proven Homesexuality genteically. There was a Huge first page article 15 years ago about a “GAY’ Doctor finding some type of evidence with cadavers and then two weeks later, there was a retraction printed somewhere in the back of the paper saying that the findings have been proven not to be 100 percent accurate.. It’s been downhill since then. His control group was set-up to purposely reveal what he wanted it to. It has NOT been proven Genetically. It is only a Theory much like the Big Bang is. The key word is THEORY. I’m sure people would love for it to be genetic so that they feel like they have more of an excuse.

  30. i think its wrong for others to judge,because god is love he dont condone any sin.we may not like the sin but we have to love everyone as children of god including homosexuals.god is and will be the only judge when our life is over there is scripture to backup this abomation.it doesn't really matter what others say accept for the almighty.pray for him and beleive gods word that he will be delivered from this and saved before it's to late.

  31. Romans 8 says, "There is therefore no condemnation to them that are in Christ

    Jesus , who walk not after

    the flesh, But after the Spirit… For they

    that are after the flesh do mind the things

    of the flesh. But they that are after

    the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.

    (Read the whole chapter, it will reveal

    whether or not a person possesses the

    Spirit of God in them) …But ye

    are not of the flesh, BUT in the Spirit

    if so be that the Spirit of God dwell

    in you…. Therefore brethren, we are

    debtors not to the flesh, to live after

    the flesh. For if you live after the

    flesh you shall die. But if you THROUGH

    THE SPIRIT do mortify the deeds of the

    body, you shall live!"

    For years I thought I was a christian

    until God opened my eyes to see that

    the nature in which we are born is not

    the nature in which God originally

    created Adam. It is a sin nature

    that needs to be reborn… thus the

    term "You must be born again" to enter

    in to the Kingdom of Heaven is necessary.

    I begged God one evening when he made

    me see my sinful condition. (lusts

    of the flesh) I began hating who

    I was and begged God to renew in me a new spirit and YES!!!,

    He took away my love for sin and

    replaced it with an undying desire

    to fulfill God's will to walk in the

    Spirit and not in the lusts of the

    flesh anymore thereafter. I struggle

    in the flesh, But in my mind I press

    on to walk in the Spirit and deny

    the lusts thereof. I pray for Ray

    that he would come out of the dark

    (the closet of sin) and into the light

    that would bring him power to

    overcome his sin. It is a fight

    in which Paul spoke of… a war

    between the members until the

    day our bodies are restored

    as the we put on the incorruptible

    at the day we meet the LORD in the

    air. All of creation moans

    and groans waiting for that

    day of adoption to "wit" of

    the sons of GOD! (1 Cor. 15)

    Jesus said, "Pray that ye ENTER

    not into Temptation – the Spirit

    is welling BUT the Flesh is WEAK"

    If the fleshly desire to commit

    sexual immorality is present than

    we must pray that we enter not

    into that temptation and be

    delivered of the LORD Jesus. I would

    question my salvation if I continued

    to walk in "darkness" as I once

    did before God called me to walk

    in the "light" as He is in the light.

    We are to to put off the "old man" and be

    recreated in the "image" of God

    a "new man" in Christ Jesus such as it was

    before the fall…

    Jesus died that we may be set free

    from the bondage of sin. (We all

    have sinned – broken God's commands

    and have been condemned by the curse

    of the law) If we break the law

    in ONE point we are guilty of breaking

    the law in all. (James 2) God knows

    our weaknesses and was tempted in

    every way that we are… yet without

    sin. So we much trust Him to teach

    us his ways and believe He can

    give us the strength to endure

    trials (in the flesh) whether

    by persecution or afflictions or

    temptations. We can prevail in our

    minds and do the will off GOD

    through prayer. NOTHING can separate

    us from the LOVE of Christ. He is

    the only Hope we have to strengthen

    us in this present world.

    Before we can gain strength we

    must first admit our weaknesses

    and turn them over to the LORD

    begging him to help us repent

    (godly sorrow produces repentance

    not to be repented of) If we

    humble ourselves and admit we

    sin and not make excuses than

    God can help us be overcomers

    in both the flesh as well as

    the spirit. Praise the LORD!

  32. First of all, 1 corinthians 6:18 says that sexual sin is committed against the body and that every other sin is committed outside of the body. So when Fred says that the homosexual life doesn’t harm anyone, he seems to have forgotten the fact that you can harm yourself. Fred wanted a “period” at the end of “man shall not lie with another man as man lies with a woman”…but the following line in the verse is “it is an abomination”….seems like a PERIOD to me. Also, in the other laws written down that Fred quoted, yes some were simply instructing the Israelite’s to separate themselves from the idolatrous nations surrounding them, but those laws aren’t followed by “it’s an abomination”. It seems to me like your fishing…digging up anything that might help you out and blaming anything else on context or translation. If you are in fact correct, homosexuality was prominent in the cultures when Paul was writing his letters, so why wouldn’t he clearly tell the churches that some are born homosexual so we should support and condone them? It seems like paul either missed the memo, or your cutting him off in translation. And since you claim there was no term for “homosexual” till the mid 1900s, I’d lean towards the latter. It says “God created man for women” and I don’t feel I need to go into an anatomy plumbing lecture to make my point there. But beyond the scriptural debate, in my experience, christians are the most hostel towards gay people….how sad! We should welcome the sinner and hate the sin….I would hope that homosexuals would feel the most love by christians, but unfortunately that’s not the case. I’ve lusted, that’s a sexual sin. I’ve repented of that, but I’m going to fall again, that’s my sin nature. The issue comes when you find peace in sin and look for ways to justify it.

  33. It is very sad that we are even sitting here reading this about one of our fellow brothers in CHRIST. It is true that most christians are very tough on gay people, but they forget that they was once on their way to HELL before GOD found them and gloriously saved them from their sin. But it is a sad day to hear this about Ray Boltz, because satan is truly at work, and we the christians will be put on trial before the world over this about what the word of GOD says about this issue. We will probably see other christians come out and say they are gay, and how they hate themselves and they cant take it any longer. WELL THE DEVIL IS A LIAR, and these people have believed a lie and they have been decieved. We as CHRISTIANS need to be on gaurd at all times against the enemy, or we may find ourselves wrapped up in something or some sin.

  34. okay, so when i first heard about this, i was heartbroken. ray boltz was my favorite singer growing up. all of his songs touched my heart in a way that only God could. i agree with those who say that homosexuality is a sin. but who are we to judge him for his sin? everyone sins. lying. stealing. getting drunk. cheating. coveting. all of these sins that we deal with and struggle with every day. who are we to say that his sins are worse than our own? we arent! that’s only up to God. God knows Ray’s heart. i think that we all, as Christians, should band together in support for Ray and the struggle that he is facing. we need to lift him up in prayer and not be debating about whether it’s a sin or not and whether homosexuality is genetic or a choice or a combination of both. that’s not our place. our place is to stand beside Ray as his brothers and sisters. that’s what we should be doing.

  35. Tohaine,

    Read 1 CORINTHIANS 5:12-13….we are to judge those inside the church (those who claim to be believers), but are not to judge those on the outside (unbelievers). God is the judge of us all, but when those on the inside (church) are living sinfully in outright opposition of scripture we have a responsibility to guard the treasure that was entrusted to us.

    Love in Christ,

    Gary

  36. so sad to hear this. praying for him to repent. don't plan to listen to any of his music until he does so. bottom line, this is perverted sex. period!!!!

  37. Since the beginning God created man and woman. This was God’s chosen means for pro-creation. Not one of us would exist if it were not for GOD creating us, but the means he has used is Man and A Woman. If that is the means God used to create you and me, then it is the only natural means for sexual relations between man and a woman. Sin is anything that is opposite of God, his laws or his will. Our sins take us further and further away from God. I am not saying sinful people do not inherit the Kingdom of God, many will. However, no one who is in outright enmity against God will inherit God. God must be our Lord and Our Savior, not just our Savior. We don’t just choose him, he has to choose us. THis is clear in scripture. (Jacob I loved and Esau I have hated). This was before they were even born. This should put the fear of GOd in all of us. The fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom. Homosexuality is a abomination towards God. Homosexuals will not inherit the Kingdom of God. Those who claim they have some disposition towards this kind of sexual behavior are decieving themselves and others, living in sin and living in darkness. This kind of behavior is not genetics, it is sinful. We are all sinful, yet it is clear in scripture we are not to be continually living in sin. God is light and in him there is no darkness. Homosexuality is darkness. Either the bible is our source of validation or it is not. You cannot pick and choose the parts you like or don’t like. It is all or none. You can argue with it, but most times it is because you have created a God that is Finite like you and “god of the fiction of your imagination”. God’s ways are not our ways, he is inifinitely holy, we are finite. We are closer to the worm than we are to God.

    God sent his son to redeem his sheep. He was our perfect redeemer. He was Born a virgin, lived a perfect sinless life and died in perfection. He had to be born of a virgin so that the sin that was passed on from Adam was not passed from the man. That is why scripture refers to Christ as the “second Adam”. When he died on the cross God poured his wrath onto Christ for sinners,it was more than just a death on a cross. Many have died deaths on a cross.However, Jesus did not die for all sinners had then everyone would be saved. If he died for all, then all would believe. If Jesus did something on the cross, his purpose will be accomplished! Are you a sheep? Is anything stopping you from coming to Christ? If not then repent and call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Nothing is stopping you from doing so other than your sin! God does the saving. Yes he saves wretched sinners just like you and me. We sin even after salvation. However we do not go on living in this utter state of depravity because we no longer have hearts of stone, we have hearts of flesh. Our thoughts are not like they used to be. God has regenerated our hearts. If Ray is truly saved he will do what is pleasing to his Lord and Savior and brings the most Glory to his name. Ray repent of your sins. This is not something you must do, but all of us are commanded to do it. We all won’t, but apart from our repentance, no one will inherit the Kingdom of God. God Loves his creation, but his Love for the elect is even greater. It is a Eternal Love since before the Foundations of the earth, a love that we cannot “choose out of our own free will, We are adopted Sons and Daughters of the king. Those who are adopted don’t just choose who they are adopted by. Grace is not something we choose, it is given freely. But I tell you apart from repentance our sins are not forgiven. I am not saying whethe Ray is saved or not. That is between him and God. My responsiblity is to state the truth as it is in the word of God and to pray and tell Ray to repent of his Sin. Ray if he is in fact a christian knows this. It is very clear in scripture. Ray can’t deal with his sin on his own. He is dependant upon God to forgive him, yet he must repent. God is Sovereign and man is totally responsible. IF we rely on our own responsibility we are sinning. The means God has used is his word to teach you, me and Ray, that apart from an Act of God and Ray repenting he will die in his sins. The bible says you shall know them by their fruits. Homosexuality is not a fruit. It is a curse. It has lead to numerous diseases and ultimate eternal death, if that lifestyle is kept up. Nothing good comes from it, no blessings of life or eternally. It is a idol of flesh. IF anyone participates in it they are saying this unnatural desire I have is more important than the means God chose for me to be united as one woman and one man! Yes in the old testament men had multiple wives and this was denounced in the new testament.

    Say what you may, the bible can be your only source of contention and ultimately God and his Holy Word. It is not me as I am just a servant of my awesome Lord and Savior. Perfect by no means, very sinful, but absolutely forgiven. It does not matter what you think about my salvation or whether you think I am wrong. If I truly fear God, I cannot fear man or what he thinks or can do to me, because I know God’s will will happen apart from anything you or I can say or do.

    Ray I will pray for you. Look to Christ and his word. Saturate your mind with Scripture. You are in a total state of sin and must call on the name of the Lord. Repent to God first, make things right with your Bride and family. Do not pass down this sin to your heirs and their children. Look around your family exists as a result of your marriage and sexual relations with your wife. Don’t let your thoughts be warped and depraved.

    Yes people King David sinned and so did Abraham and many others in the bible, but the common thread that these men had in common, if they were truly saved and used by God was they repented and realized they had sinned and cried out for mercy. And don’t think for one moment there was not consequences for their actions. There certainly was, they paid for it dearly in their lives and their posterity paid for it for many generations. The nation, the poeple that takes their eyes off of God will perish as our God is jealous God and he will not share his glory with another. Especially the idol of homosexuality!

  38. AJ,

    The best thing we can do for Ray is to command him to repent. You are absolutely right we should show him Love and the means God created for us to pray for him. However, we don’t love what he did and scripture is very clear in 1 CORINTHIANS 5:1-13, please read it. While at face value this may seem harsh or critical we are commanded from God to practice this kind of “tough love”. Now if anyone is not saved this will be nearly impossible if not impossible to understand. But we are to turn Ray over to Satan if he does not repent, “so that his spirit may be saved in the day of our Lord”. And you know what our prayer should be that he does repent and we then will welcome him back in with open loving arms… This is a beautiful picture of Christ. AJ we are not doing Ray any good sealing him in his sins and acting as if “we are all sinners” and we all do bad things. This is true, but the sin of homosexuality is not only a sin against God, but we are sinning against our own bodies. This kind of sin sexual sin is spoken about.

    I say this with utmost love and encouragement to you and all that are thinking the way you are. Ray’s house is on fire and we are not doing him any good by not waking him up at 3:00am because we don’t want to offend him. We need to tell him of his sin against a holy God and command him to Repent and call upon the God of the Bible, The God of Moses, The God of you, me and Ray to forgive him of his sin. and if he does what a glorious day that will be.

    Love in Christ with many blessings,

    Gary.

  39. You Christian people are truly out of your minds. You are the most close minded group of bigots. You oppose everything that Jesus preached. You are ignorant and weak and use religion as a crutch. Pathetic

    Mike

  40. Mike,

    I can understand how you feel that way. I used to be there. However, until God opens your eyes and you wake up from your spiritual death, you will never see the truth of the Word of God for what it is. Apart from a act of God opening your spiritual eyes, you will not see.

    If you really believe we opposed everything Jesus preached, read the Bible and see for yourself. Some of the things Jesus said make things above seem like "puppy dog" statements.

    The difference between you and me is I will pray for your statements, but your hate is evident in your speech. My weakness is made strong in Christ.

    I encourage you to read the Bible. You won't hear me tell you "Jesus Loves You and Has a Wonderful Plan for your Life". You know what the honest truth is he may not. That you should fear and realize how weak we all our in and of ourself. God has a love for all his creation, but he has a specific love for his sheep or elect.

    The bible says we are either children of God or Children of Satan. I was a child of Satan before God changed my heart and took the scales off my eyes and saved my soul from eternal death. That is my prayer for you and I don't even know you.

    Gary.

  41. Quote all the scripture you want..but remember the most important lesson we were taught….don't be so quick to cast the stone. This is between him and God. Stay out of it and let God do the judging…we have no right. We can hate the sin, but God says we have to love the sinner. Shame on all of you!

  42. Todd,

    No one is casting stones. We are to love the sinner, but not the sin. Contrary to your statements above we cannot condone his sinful lifestyle if he is representing himself as a Christian. If he wasn't we would have no cause for judging his actions. We can judge those who are in the church of Jesus Christ, not just our independent hometown churches but the universal Church of Jesus Christ.

    Shame on you for thinking otherwise. When Jesus was talking about casting the stone he was preaching to the pharasees who tried to live by the law and were incapable of doing so themselves, he did not condone the prostitutes sin. He told her to go and sin no more! Meaning don't partake in the lifestyle she was in. All of us our sinful, no one is denying that, but when someone is representing themself as a Christian then we have to stand up for what is right.

  43. You all are absolutely ridiculous. Thank you very much, I've truly enjoyed the laughs Ive experienced just reading through these comments! Don't you ever get bored? Do you really have nothing better to do with your lives then worry about everyone elses? I have a feeling Ray doesn't give two shits what you ignorant, pathetic assholes think of his decision. As long as he has the support of his family and those of us he left behind in his

    hometown who know and love him, he'll be just fine.

  44. well if he is god is his judge.and he should have cept it to his self and family. and church and not be promotting it.and being glad in it.

    all he needs to do now is walk down the streets with a rainbow flag.

  45. Yes, he'll be just fine. Just sugar coat his sin and tell him it will be ok… Now days everything is ok, its just his way. Good thing your momma didn't think that way, because none of you would exist. Shame on you all for

  46. well what don't make any sence at all, is that ray had such a great ministry that the lord had give him of writting such powerful and godly songs, and to even think that he could fall so deep into sin that he loses his hole tesimony that the lord had give him, and traded all that god had to offer for something that is an abomanation to the lord. he destroied sodom and gomore for that very thing and all i can say is the ancker holds but sometimes for only so long. i feel it for ray.

    he better remember that felling god gave him, and THE PROMISE GOD GAVE TO ALL.

  47. Someone please tell me if he has divorced his wife and children and gone on to a gay lifestyle or if he is simply confessing something that he has "felt" his whole life. Please remember that the little white lie you told is as big a sin to God as the fact that Ray Boltz confesses homosexuality as Charles Manson caused murder and mayhem. All sin is sin regardless. The thing here is that Ray needs our prayers, I have been brought to tears by his music and now by his "confession". Pray for him, pray for his wife who must be feeling unbearable guilt and humiliation right now, and let God do the punishing for our little white lies, Ray's homosexuality, and Manson's murders.

    As a wife and mother, I cannot fathom hearing these words from my husband, Christian or not, this would leave me confused, scared, and humiliated. Pray for them all, and let God sort it out.

  48. I am seriously stunned by the recent discovery i mean this was someone that i looked up to a lot eventhough i didn't know him personally. To come to think of it what are children going to think that being gay is normal, god forbid.

    The bible has clearly stated it that one must not have sexual relationship with members of our own sex it is unlawful in the eyes of God and nature……

    Do you know what his "coming out of the closet," has cause a lot of unsaved person to look to the church as being HIGHLY carnal and unrighteous. Not to mention why should they leave there lives in the world and come to so called "salvation." Jesus has no joy in this, this is Blasphemy against the word of God. Christians you need to get it right….

  49. What would Jesus do? Give him up to a reprobatemind… Just like Romans 1 says… That is if you believe what the scripture says happens to those who have unnatural affections for one another.

    A man for a man and a woman for a woman.

    It is clearly written. Jesus would say, "It is

    written… As he did when He was tempted himself of the devil in the wilderness" He always sited scripture.

    It is God's will that none perish but that ALL

    come to repentance. I praise the LORD ahead of

    time when He works ahead in our lives as we

    preach the Word in due season and it takes affect when the Holy Spirit applies it in man's hearts. I am overwhelmed at times thinking

    of how good God is to give up His own life

    for the ungodly and transform them into

    "new creatures" It is a priveledge to

    speak and live and do ""WWJD" I rejoice

    in the Truth and am overjoyed for those

    who are being drawn to Christ because

    of these talks we have been having. It

    inspires christians to spread the word!

    PRAISE BE TO THE LAMB of GOD!

  50. Hurray for Ray! I am glad he had the fortitude to come out of the closet. Here's a note to all of you who have come out in defense of him here on this board. Don't waste your time trying to convince these Christians to reconsider their opinion. They aren't listening! As for me, I used to believe exactly as they did. I am an evangelical preacher and a heterosexual. I changed my views about Scripture when:

    1. I noticed that lesbianism was never condemned in the Old Testament Law and I prayed and thought through the few OT Scriptures that seemed to oppose homosexuality only to find out I was wrong.

    2. I began to read and research science and sociology and realized that individuals are born predisposed to heterosexuality or homosexuality.

    3. I chose to go and meet gays and lesbians in their environment…..a gay bar. Then I realized that they were normal people not some perverted deviants.

    4. I realized that it is not homosexuals that have an agenda but rather the religious right that has an agenda and they point to a homosexual agenda to disguise their own agenda.

    So stop wasting your time everyone trying to argue with and convince Christians. For the most part they aren't listening nor are they willing to dialogue with an open mind. They are like the little child who does not want to hear what he is being told and they have their fingers in their ears yelling, "Lalalalalala I can't hear you!"

    P.S. So can any Christian out there show me an Old Testament Law (don't quote me Romans 1…I said Old Testament) that condemns Lesbianism. I'll give $100 bucks to the first Christian to show me this Bible Verse.

    P.P.S. Way to go Ray! I have loved your music for over 20 years and I will still continue to love it!

    • "Homosexuality" is a romantic or sexual attraction or behavior among members of the same sex/gender. Homosexuality is one of the three main categories of sexual orientation, along with bisexuality and heterosexuality. Currently the most common adjectives in use are lesbian for women and gay for men, though gay can refer to either men or women. So, no Pastor W, are you going to find the word 'Lesbianism' in the Bible. You find the word 'Homosexual' which covers the both men having sexual feelings for men and woman having sexual feelings for woman. Your argument is very weak. I would be embarrassed calling yourself a Pastor and talking so harsh against Christians who stand who are sincerely standing for truth. I don't believe most of them are condemning Ray Boltz for coming out of the closet. I believe they are honestly just confused as to why he could continue being a minister of truth and allowed to do concerts in churches when he is promoting a lifestyle God condemns. Honest questions like, 'Now that he has confessed, has he divorced his wife to be with another man? Are he and this man married or are they just having sex outside of marraige. God doesn't condone sex outside of marraige with even a man with a woman, how is okay for 2 men to have sex outside of marriage? These questions make perfect sense to ask as a Christ follower. It certainly has brought about alot of confusion for those who sincerely want to walk in God's truth….and not because they have to be right or want to argue. There are many Christ followers who are sincerely wanting to walk in truth and just because they believe God's word when it says He condemns "Homosexuality" doesn't mean they don't want to listen to opposing arguments. They are basing their beliefs on God's word. That doesn't make them haters of homosexuals.

  51. Ray, I am saddened to hear about you being gay! I really enjoyed listening to your music but I won't be listening to it anymore. God does don't condone gays or lesbians its against all morals of man. I hope and pray that you repent for all your sinsand ask God to forgive you for this.

    • I'm with you on this one and I'm sorry but it does say in the bible that no SIN will come to into heaven and I'm sorry being gay is a sin , I do love his music but it's wrong…my prayers are still with you…..god bless you Ray

  52. Hi Ray, i must say that i was really sad to head of your strougles. I used to sing your songs and believed in you. My prayer for you is that you would seek God for direction in area because it not of Him but from satan and thoses who are deceived by his lies. This life style is as not natral but simply the lost of the flesh. The God that I served made us male and female so that we can procreate. even animals know that two of the same it ain't right. Male and female get ??? you frigin idiots. for that matter GIRL AND BOY. Salvation? hey Ray dont listen to those who want to compromise with their eternity based on the life style they have chosen. God love the sinner but hate the sin. All sin is sin but there is a sin that leads to death. Pleae do not disturb the passage way in which your waste passes through. Itwas made for one reason WASTE. YES human waste and not sexual gratification my brother. I loved Ray and his music because i believed God gifted him for one reason and that is glorify Him (God). Yes i am praying for you. God bless you and He can make a way of escape for you to.

  53. Ray,

    i was sadden when i first heard about the sad news, I have a question are you still going to minister? what would your message be.. i know what thing you will never be happy again. if you think hiding in the closet was a was a silent storm wait tell you start living your gay lifestyle. talk about lowself esteem, guilt, and if you were a servant of Christ the conviction for going astray will hunting for the rest of your days. my advise dont get into no relationship and if already did renounce it right away. go into a journey wit h God, you want a man lock with Jesus First. earliar this year i saw you in one of your concierts, believe i when i say that when i heard your singing i said to myself; Ray is hurting! there is something wrong here i feel no anointing..see the problem with many musicians they lock themselves up to write songs and practice but never lock themselves wit God. Seek His Face Ray. becuase what i sence is NOT GOOD. the next step for you will be SUICIDAL!!! we dont want that my brother we love you ..its not the end ..there is still hope remember The NAILS,go to the ALTAR, the LAMB will forgive you,and THANK YOU for been an insperation. and remmember that THE ANCOR HOLDS always..love you Ray

  54. Leviticus 18:22

    You shall not lie with mankind, as with

    womankind; it is abomination…

    Any unnatural affection is abmination unto

    the LORD, it is called "effeminate" or unnatural affection in 1 Cor. 6:9

    (when mankind and womankind have

    unnatural sexual relations/or affections for one another)

    Sorry, But God's word on this issue doesn't

    change. I don't want your money.

    Tit for Tat. That is that. So likewise

    the LORD shall let you go and do that which is "inconvenient" and "unnatural" and you

    will hopefully come to know the error of

    your ways.

    Romans 1 makes it the most clear. Because the

    old testament was mainly written for the Jews

    to set them apart. So the law of Moses was

    not always applied to the Gentiles persay,

    But Jesus expounded on what was written

    in the old testament and He fulfilled the law.

    We don't have to be taught what "sexual immorality" is…we know it in our

    heart of hearts. Otherwise, Ray would not

    have fought it so hard for so many years.

    He just gave in to his own sin nature and

    when that happens after you know God…

    and turn the truth into a lie. As ROMANS 1

    says, GOD gives you up to a reprobate mind,

    that is all… It doesn't mean God will condemn

    you… But it does mean you are worthy of death

    if you don't repent. It doesn't matter

    what I think though. Listening to one

    another doesn't change a thing. It is

    listening to the voice of GOD that makes

    the difference. I am not convinced that

    God made man for man and woman for woman.

    Nor shall I ever be… It is unnatural

    for one thing – you cannot procreate. And the parts logically do not fit. Love is destorted.

    God's is not a God of confusion. I know

    if you won't hear God's word, whether

    it be pretaining to you in the old or

    new testament. Like those who wouldn't

    listen to the prophets sent by God who

    cannot tell lies. (As Ezekiel was a

    prophet and wrote distinctly of sexual

    immorality within the entire chapter of

    18 I sited above) You won't definatley

    even listen to those who arise from the

    dead condemned as effeminates who also

    believe a lie to tell you the same thing.

    Well, I ask and pray that God would

    forgive you all and not hold your

    sins against you. You really don't know

    what you are doing. The apostle Paul

    was prayed for when Stephen was stoned

    and God had mercy on Him. I pray the

    same for you all who are in darkness.

    No matter what the sin… it causes

    death to everyone involved. The wife

    of Ray is dying inside and so is his

    children. He is not being loyal to

    her. Even if he didn't feel a sexual

    attraction to her, he must keep his

    vows to her and to God. He makes

    her commit adultury now if she

    goes and replaces him with another

    man in her life. She either

    must remain unmarried or be

    "reconciled" to him…. that

    is her only choice. (1 Cor. 5) Just think about

    the reprocusions of his selfish

    actions. I pray He will wake up

    to what he is doing and go back

    to his wife and children.

    And I continue to praise the LORD.

    He is worthy of Praise always! Someday

    he will come and judge the world

    in righteousness. And be KING of kings

    and LORD of Lords. Hallelujah to the Lamb

    of God. Unless you see your sinful ways,

    you cannot have appreciation for the gospel

    message and claim the remedy for sin… to walk in the Spirit and mind the things of the Spirit. For God is a Spirit. (Romans 8) Those who worship the LORD Jesus must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.

  55. I don't know why that smiling face

    keep appearing. It was meant to say Romans

    eight. While I am at it. I made a

    mistake. The chapter that discusses

    a wife to remain unmarried or

    reconciled to her husband was 1 Cor. SEVEN.

    I'll copy it for you…

    (Sorry, I didn't recall the correct chapter)

    And unto the married, I command,

    yet not I, But the LORD; let not

    the wife depart from her husband:

    But and if she depart, let her

    remain unmarried; or be reconciled

    to her husband: and let not

    the husband put away his wife.

    (That is pertained to believer's

    though… Being Ray is called

    a believer, it is a command

    to them both) But if he was

    an unbeliever or admitted

    he wasn't truly "born again"

    and was not pleased to dwell with

    her. Then the scriptures say…

    "But if the "unbelieving" depart,

    a brother or sister is not

    under bondage in such cases;

    But God has called us to peace"

  56. Why is it people think Christians are not supposed to “judge?” It’s not like someone can be sent straight to HELL by being “judged”! LOL If I look at an apple tree and see apples, and I say “oh, those are apples”!!! Am I “judging” it???? No–I said they were apples cuz it’s plain as the nose on ur face!! LOL You try to tell me they’re oranges, and you can talk all day, but you won’t convince me!! Apples are apples, oranges are oranges. Good is good, evil is evil. ;)

    Matthew 7:16-23

    Notice verse 20–Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them!!!!!!!!!

    16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

    17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

    18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

    19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

    20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

    21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

    22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

    23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

    Notice verse 20 said–Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them!!!!!!!!!

  57. I love it how people say they “used” to like his music. Guess what, he still is an awesome singer. I don’t know about you, but my god loves everyone. Straight or gay. It’s a shame so many christians are led into hatred. If they spent half the time helping starving children or abused children that they spend on hating gays or lesbians, this world would be so much better.

  58. Brian, I think you have a basic misunderstanding about Christians. We believe the Bible. It’s our standard of live and practice. We believe it’s God’s word. So if someone’s lifestyle totally contradicts the Bible, Christians have to side with the Bible. Since it is God’s word we have to logically conclude that God is also against the person who goes against his word. It has NOTHING to do with hatred.

    I don’t hate Ray Boltz. But he has sinned against God in choosing to live a gay lifestyle contrary to God’s word. The “god” you say loves everyone is only in your mind (no offense intended). He does not exist in the pages of Scripture. God is loving AND JUST, and he cannot be any other way.

    As for starving and abused children, I think if you take a look you’ll see that MOST organizations that help feed the poor on this planet are Christian based. There is a lot to be done, but if it weren’t for the Christians this world would be a lot worse.

  59. You cant help someone who doesn't want help. Ray is a awesome singer and some of his music has changed my life but it sounds like Ray has given in to this and no longer wants to fight it. We are struggle with sin but it is totally differnt when we embrase it and say God made us this way. When that happens God gives us over to a depraved mind and that is why it says in the last day people will call right wrong and wrong right but I pray God will convict Ray and show him that he doesn't make mistakes.

  60. Two Gay Men

    Ray Boltz the contemporary Christian singer is gay. He says so openly now and “came out”. After 30 some years of marriage, 4 children and a blessed career as a musician, Ray now finally is a whole person, no longer hiding behind a façade.
    Great. Kudos for him.
    I, too, am gay. I, too, have been married for over 30 years, have a family, grandchildren and been involved in the church for over 30 years. (I think this is the first time I ever wrote, I am gay, and something stirs deep inside of me as I write these words.)
    But, unlike Ray, I have not come out. I am in the closet, living my life , to the general public and to my family, as a straight man with some rather peculiar tastes.
    For instance, I love interior decorating. The placement of furniture, the harmony of color and patterns, the play of light on walls and floors, these all are a part of my intrinsic nature. I love music, flowers, books, and antique furniture. I detest mess, upheaval, chaotic schedules and generally dirt in all forms. I am particular what clothes I wear, try to take care of my appearance and want to make a good impression on the people I meet.
    So, does that make me gay?
    No, it just makes me suspicious to the gay sniffers. I could be counted as gay.
    What makes me gay?
    I am attracted to males. Something about their physique, looks, and mannerisms just simply turn me on. Majorly.
    The line of a jaw, the look in the eye, the bulging muscles, the slim torso, the straight legs, all these are enough to make me want to hug, to touch, to…yes, have some kind of sex with them.
    I say some kind of sex, because you see, I have not really ever engaged in homosexual behavior unless you count the three times I and another teen-aged boy jerked each other off in bed.
    Not quite honest. I also touched several boys in a camp out when they were sleeping. Didn’t really do anything to them, but I ejaculated into my shorts.
    Oh, and once another man took my hand and placed it on his penis, but again, I drew away, asked in a hopefully astonished voice, “What are you doing?” and then when he quit, ejaculated once more.
    So, my actual experiences were minimal and I never had oral or anal sex with any male.
    I watched Brokeback Mountain and swelled up at several scenes. I drew quick breaths as the two men hugged passionately and watched in envy at the camaraderie they had. I wanted to get inside the circle of pure passion they seemed to have.
    Yeh, I masturbated. Religiously in my teens, and then when I became a Christian at 20, only sporadically after that, until I got married.
    Sex with my wife was wonderful, passionate and renewing to the inner me. I for a time forgot about my secret longings and lustful thoughts towards men. I now had a loving companion, a woman in my life to have sex with and after several years, children.
    Oh, the occasional thoughts still drifted through my head at times. Like when I gave my younger cousin a back rub and he responded with contented sighs as I massaged his shoulders. But nothing really to bring me into any great discontent with my life.
    Once, far away from home, I made friends with a university student and we ended up in the same bed. Not having sex, just sleeping together because there was no other mattress available. We began joking around and then we started shoving each other around. I ended up on top of him and then he laughed and asked, “Why is your heart beating so loudly and quickly?”
    I apologized later and he said he felt a little weird but it was O.K. “Men often find me more attractive than women do.” Oops!
    Then began the fantasizing. On the street. In catalogs. On the internet.
    Yep, led me to all kinds of websites. Male underwear. Male models. Then nude males. Gay males. Animated gay males.
    I even thought of trying weekend trips. Especially after that preacher guy in Colorado was exposed after visiting a male prostitute and initially said he was just going to get a back rub. Some back rub it turned out to be.
    Personal ads. With pictures. Swelling penis, dry mouth, intense longing in my groin. All of that.
    Why didn’t I, like Ray, come out? What kept me?
    Sometimes I still don’t know. Even as I write, I feel the old emptiness and longing want to creep in. I feel the urge to go into the bathroom, out of my office cubicule and masturbate.
    Do you understand the intense longing I went through? Can you imagine the agony I went through to stay away from my daughter’s boyfriend who is one good looking hunk?
    Probably not. Unless you’re gay.
    Here is the part that many of you won’t like. Even the straight men and women.
    Jesus changed me.
    I know, you have heard that countless times and you are tired of hearing it. Give your heart to Jesus and you will be over it. No longer gay. Straightened out, pun intended.
    Not with me. Notice I didn’t say I was gay. I am gay. Still am, even after Jesus.
    When I was baptized, filled, or otherwise touched by the Holy Ghost, something happened.
    First of all, I wept.
    Copiously.
    I wept because I knew I had huge needs. I wept for the wrongs I had done. I wept because I began understanding love in a different way.
    I wept for what Jesus is doing for me. Not has done, but is doing. I felt His presence in such a wonderful way, that at the moment, I was empty of same sex longing.
    I loved my wife in a new way. Our sex turned into a worship experience. I remember rolling off her one night, weeping and saying, “Jesus!” It was that good.
    I learned to worship.
    Flinging my arms around, dancing, jumping, crying, singing, turning into one of those crazy teen-agers I used to see in photos. Now, I was one.
    I could not get enough of Jesus. I hungered for Him. I thirsted for Him. I could not wait until I had time to worship again.
    I stopped masturbating. I stopped checking out porn sites on the internet.
    It wasn’t even hard. Not at first. Still isn’t, most of the time.
    There was such a surge of emotions going through my entire body that I was like, well born again. Again.
    For, with vivid clarity, my first born again experience came back to me. This was it all over again!
    I sang! I laughed! I danced!
    I liked being crazy. My wife liked it, too. We were crazy together.
    No, I did not do the Ray Boltz thing and “come out” Now let me tell you why.
    First of all, because, yes, of Jesus.
    I know He died for me. Rose again. Gives me power. Loves me. Tells me what is best for me. Let’s me experience heaven on earth.
    Secondly, because of my family.
    Does Ray have grandchildren? Little ones that love their Grandpa and spend time with him? Does he have a little granddaughter that wants to take walks, look at flowers, and delights to be read to?
    Oh, you say, he can still do that.
    Do his children now tell their children that their Grandpa has chosen another way that is not acceptable to Jesus? Can they understand?
    Or are they enlightened and say nothing about it, but they grow up wondering why Grandpa and Grandma no longer live together and why life seems so different now?
    Well, that’s what would happen to me if I came out. My family would no longer really be my family.
    Old fashioned, you say.
    Yep.
    Does Ray’s wife now have to go to therapy as she wonders what she did to make Ray gay? Or what she doesn’t have that he wants?
    My mind races into roads that I will not travel. My wife weeping. My children devastated. My grandchildren bewildered.
    Plus, I can not take it when I think of how Jesus would feel.
    Oh, He already knows, you say.
    Yes, He knows my feelings. He knows that my male attractions still come up and I at times still wonder just how it would feel to have a man love me.
    But, you see, I now have a man that loves me. Jesus.
    I put all my earthly feelings on the altar because of that. I die daily, sometimes hourly, because I love that Man that made all this possible. This, as in the ecstacity of worship, of being forgiven, of praying and all the places that He still is taking me to.
    I love men. I am gay.
    But I love a Man more.
    I am learning what it is to have someone love me unconditionally, all the time and even able to let me hear Him call out my name, touch me with his hand.
    I want to give back all I can, not because I have to, but because I want to.
    So, here I am, a gay man, living straight.
    I won’t come out of the closet. Because of Jesus.
    I don’t understand, either. But I choose to deny the cries of my flesh in order to follow the Man I love. And, strangely, I find it not so frustrating anymore. I still feel it, but the more I open myself up to the Spirit, He fills me in ways I never knew possible. Perhaps, someday, even on earth, I will feel it no more. But, like someone else wrote thousands of years ago, “Though you slay me, still I will trust in You.”
    You see, Jesus loves me.

  61. To all of Gods children that are strightand judgemental….. I just have a few things to say. Let God and the son of God…. Jesus do there job. Quit trying to be the JUDGE………. I am in the same boat as Ray…. I will not let no man put me under. God is in control of my life and no it's not perfect. God made me for who I am, I don't understand my life but God does. One day I am going to get to set down and talk with him and ask him why? But I think we have more importan things to worry about than someones sexuality. God is God and he does not change. If you felt the spirit of God in Rays songs then you should still feel that same spirit, that same spirit that raised Jesus up from

    death and the grave. You chose not to feel the spirit of God in a song because you put the judgement in the way and took you eyes off God. Now your in the same boat that you say is sinking. Can you swim ? I can, I'm not going to let a mountian stand in my way when I can walk with Jesus and go around the mountian.

  62. I pray each of you aren't to old to be parents or grandparents. I pray each of you are aunts and uncles. As sinners, we can't love our neighbors as ourselves, we find it easier to love our children and blood relations, thus when your son or your daughter or nephew or niece tells you they are gay…prayerfully you may actually listen to Jesus and "love one another". Peace

  63. Ray I have traveled in Gospel music longer than you I suppose and used some of your beautiful songs down through the years in my ministry…I am hurt to think that we have fallen so far as to think that what was wrong in the old Bible is "right" now…Who are we to change the Word to fit our lifestyles? God doesn't change folks no matter what you say or how loud you say it. He was the same yesterday (during the days of Sodom and Gomora), the same today, and thank God He will be the same forever.

  64. Choosing to be gay is a sin. There is no explaining it away. If you think you are born this way youdeceive yourself for the purpose of justification and legitimizing it. Like any other sin it requires you to lie first to yourself then to others.

    Yes, I believe Ray is still saved but in a back slidden state. There is NO EXCUSES for being gay. The fact you may "love" someone in a gay relationship does not excuse it. the fact that GAY scientists and sympathetic scientists say that they THEORIZE gay predsiposition or nature is not fact to base anything on. God does not write confusion in His word…those denying His word do so at their own peril. I do not sit in judgment of them as they bring it upon themselves. I won't speak around it either. I am a sinner and I mUST deal with thoughts, dees, my words, my actions of which in the world homosexuality is bu one. There will be one issue that will make it difficult for people and that's saying a sin is not a sin when God CLEARLY says it is. I would be just as wrong to say adultry is okay or that "white" lies are okay as long as they hurt no one.

    Lets stop the deceiving of ourselves.

  65. all i want to say is thankyou Ray Boltz for being obedient to the Lord with your music ministry AND BEING HONEST INSTEAD OF BEING A HIPPOCRIT..i love you.Let him with out sin be the first to cast the stone.I will never judge you or throw scriptures at you to insult you.Jesus would of never done this.I am sick of christians acting worse than the world.they love you one minute and hate you the next.PEOPLE ever wondered why churches aren't filled with homosexuals????we are comisioned to love one another not when it suits us to our interpretation of the bible.How many of you can sit back and truely say that this man is not anointed by the Lord.He is one person I wish I could meet in my lifetime just to say thankyou.How many times I have sung your songs in church and been blessed.Please forget what these people say and look to God he is the only one who can sustain you.remember people we ALL have sinned and fallen short of the GLORY OF gOD.wwjd?????

    • There is nothing hypocritical about a man singing for the glory of God and having feelings for men. Ray's decision to gratify that feeling or desire is what God will judge. We all have feelings and desires that are contrary to God's law, bt they have no moral character in themselves. It's when we choose to gratify them, that makes it sin.

  66. All I have to say is this! Thank You So Much Ray Boltz for all the wonderful years of music. You have the voice of an angel. But I will tell everyone this leave the man alone what he has going on is between him and God NOBODY else. I am a GAY man who is also a christian and for all of the SO CALLED christians on here just stoning this man to death. It also says in the Bible that we should not judge someone else. It says we need to pull the 2×4 out of our eye before we try to pull the splinter out of our neighbors. AND one sin is just as bas as another so if you over eat, tell lil’ white lies, looked at a man or woman the wrong way, etc. you are just as bad as you claim Ray to be. Its nice to know another man doesnt have to live the rest of his life in turmoil and unhappiness he can finally be who he is supposed to be. Sorry for not quoting the Bible word for word. I was putting it in dummy terms because half the CRAP I have read on here has been just that CRAP! Leave the man alone and clean up your own backyard before you try to clean Rays.

  67. There is no such thing as a homosexual Christian. In the book of Leviticus, homosexuality is described as "a detestable sin." And in the book of 1st Corinthians, we are warned that those who practice homosexuality will never inherit God's Kingdom. (See Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 and 1st Corinthians 6:9 and 10).

    I say this out of my wife and I feeling betrayed by a man who spent 20 years in ministering the Way, the Truth, and the Life. I was also kicked out of a blog discussion group because I presented these scriptures when I said prayer was needed here. So, I can say this here.

    If we fully accept God's Word as the truth, we can't fool ourselves. The idea that it's okay to be homosexual and be a Christian is not in God's Word. What is there are the warnings that if we don't repent of sin, we'll never enter His Kingdom. It's because of that sin the Lord Jesus came to die for us. Only by our repentance can we join Him when our lives here are done.

    We must keep people like that in prayer. We also must speak the undiluted, uncorrupted Truth to them.

  68. People arent born this way any more than they are born addicted to ciggarettes. The Bible says a man laying with a man is an abomination unto God so stop trying to make excuses.

  69. I am truly saddened by this news. I only found out this news last evening.I so love his music and it has been a comfort and strenght to me for many years. I will not judge Ray for this sin, as we know that is what GOD calls it, and pray that GOD will break through this area in his life. Whomever said that following our Wonderful Savior, was going to be a piece of cake. As follow believers we must realize that the enemy in NOT after those in the world, but those who love and believe in the SON of God. We must continue to pray for our fallen brother Ray and known that these are truly end times trials. Bless you Ray.

  70. Ray is no different from you and me. We all battle our own demons; we all have weaknesses and struggles. Ray just happens to be battling the sin of homosexuality. The church should stand with him and offer their help, support and compassion. Remember, we are the ones who put the levels on sin. God hates lying so much it is mentioned twice in Proverbs as 2 of the seven things He hates. Christians, stop being so judgmental. God loves Ray just as He loves you. Get a grip and pray for the guy, that is truly what he needs.

  71. Oh come off it all of you. What is so wrong about letting someone love who they wish to love? Religion is so tiresome, it allows all of you to pin point peoples faults and not look at your own. Ray is doing nothing but pulling away masks, masks we all have had in our lives. I support you Ray, I hope you find love!

  72. Ray I am so sorry that you have decided to be gay. God does not make you that way, you decid your self. I have loved you music for years and will NOT LEASEN TO IT ANY MORE. I pray the Lord will covict you and bring you back in to his fold. I beleve you can not lose your salvation, but you have to be saved first only by the blood of Jesus christ you can be saved.

    GOD BLESS YOU WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU

  73. there is nothing wrong with ray i have listened to his songs for years and will continue to listen to the, so just let ray live he's life ray i hope you continue to make new albums i wish i could see you in concert

  74. Makes me very sad . The same sadness when felt when I heard that Amy Grant divorced her husband and other christian artist mess up in public. Dont play that sympathy card whereby becos your gay , it places you on a different level from the others that have fell off their pedestals and somehow makes it okay because God created you that way. God didn't create the adultery, the murderer , the drug addict. Life and circumstances create that.

  75. I understand exactly what he has gone through, his story resembles mine, as a believer I will not give though to this sin but I will fight it until the end (When HE COMES BACK) b/c I know you are not born this way nor are you to give into it but fight it with the FIGHT that you have IN CHRIST! Do I shed tears over him …YES! YEs b/c our stories are similar except I will not give in…I just cannot and believe that GOD IS GOD and who HE SAYS HE IS..HE IS. HE can heal and it is ME who fails HIM not GOD who FAILS ME. God will turn me around IF I allow HIM TOO..I have had many good years…and struggles come now and again and in one now since I have heard of Ray. I know this is new to me (about Ray) but how I want to agree with him and have the so-called courage to do what he did, but I know deep deep down that IT IS NOT OF GOD and IT IS NOT WHAT HE WANTS for Ray or me. I know this. That is why I struggle. God will win! HE will b/c I iwll let Him win. I am not condeming Ray, oh now not at all….just wishing he would keep fighting for his soul and LIFE WITH CHRIST. YOU CANNOT BE A GAY MAN and A CHRISTIAN…YOU CANNOT BE…It cannot be…Ray I will pray for you….I am not being cruel or mean b/c I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL and HAVE FELT..Ive been there…am there now…the diffrence in us is I am going to struggle until I am set free from this b/c I Know that is right! Prayers…

    MRc

    • In all those years, Ray never sinned until he chose to gratify his desires. Desires in themselves are not sin. Only gratifying them are.

  76. this man has never beleived God reason why he could not keep on hiding in God’s courts (camp). His real nature had to be manifested. It’s either you are God’s and your life shows it … your thinking, your ways, your actions, your words, your everything!!! OR you are the devil’s and the same above applies the devil’s nature will show up no matter.
    GOD of heaven and earth is HOLY! He has purposes and ways he has plans and he knows what he does … our dirty minds of human beings down here on earth cannot match with God’s so perfect ways so high beyond definition and understanding … so let’s not take our filthy reasoning and lack of love for this so HOLY GOD and mix it with his purposes of having all of us saved only if we abide with wath He has planned and established … meaning for us to be SANE and come through Christ Jesus in all aspects … first, faith in Golgotha, then real faith in His word … and i challenge any one just any one, THERE IS NO SUCH A NONSENSE LIKE GAY…ISM IN THIS HOLY WORD OF GOD.
    RAY needs to be saved!!! he can still make it before it’s late like he sung … “Go quickly now, before they close the door … that’s what this altar is for… ” GO FAST RAY! stop singing for a while and concentrate on getting saved, right with GOD … death could hurt anyone anytime … and there is no reverse on the other side …
    HUMBLY AND FREINDLY

  77. Who really gives a flip what his sexuality is? I may not be a Christian, but the man can sing and I am sure he has, and still does reach many people. It is YOUR God that made him who he is so just get over it and let the man live his life! You have a choice whether to listen to him or not. No-one is forcing you. I have friends that are gay and I love them for who they are. So love the man, hate the man, what the hell ever just leave him alone.

  78. Poor Ray,

    How the mighty has fallen. God has used Him in a powerful way to touch many lives it is sad that he is now being used to promote this gay lifestyle. Jesus loves him and any of you other homosexuals and there is victory in Jesus. I have had a sexual addiction in the past I still could give in to these desires but i do battle with them and surrender them to jesus daily, God can give victory but we need to seek it with all our hearts, better to go into heaven without a hand than to have our whole body and soul cast into hell. The principal here it is better to enter heaven whatever the sacrifice than to be cast into hell. surrender these gay desires to jesus offer them up as a sacrifice to Him look at what he gave up and suffered for us. Remember God made Adam and Eve not adam and 'steve'. Gods plan is man and woman. He knows what will make us truely happy he doesnt want to spoil our fun. if you struggle with this issue guard your eyes ears hands thoughts whatsoever is lovely pure etc think on these things get rid of those magazines, dont go to those sites avoid those people focus on scripture if any man is in christ he is a new creature old things are passed away all things are become new and all things are of god. Blessings to all who struggle it will be so worth it and may god help ray also.

  79. i am really shocked with this.Let the power of God like a lightning bolt strike Boltz and tear those bands asunder, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.In the authority that is in the Name of Jesus, i command you Demon of Homosexuality and socubus to depart from him immediately.Just as his songs have brought tears of relief, succor and deliverance to many a people, let Ray Boltz recieve his delieverance this day the 11th of November, 2009 through Jesus Christ our Lord.AMEN.

  80. l have a simple message for christians of all ages and every denomination. The problem with sin is a serious one. The more we try to get rid of sin in our lives,the more we will sin. Throughout the ages people tried to obey the law and failed,thats why God sent us Jesus. The good news is, if anyone comes to Christ,he dies to himself and takes on the very life of Christ.Now the struggle is no more about sin but about our yielding to Christ. If we succeed in giving our whole life to Christ then our victory over sin is sure to come thru the power of the Holy Spirit.

  81. Look at all of your writings, philosophys and beliefs. We wont be here forever and every one of you who thinks homosexuality is ok is in trouble. And matt algren, the things you stated were under levitical law, so they are not exactly applicable.

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  83. You are a bonified QUEER. A DEVIL.

    You are dirty and nasty.

    To think you sang on TBN and innocent

    people sent in donations, there last

    dollar and your singing all the way

    to the bank.

    It makes me sick.

    You are not a human being. Your some

    kind of a NUT that glorifies self. A queer.

    Your EVIL.

    I can't wait till the day comes when

    you will burn in Hell forever.

    Be gone, be done with this worthless

    pieace of Trash, I say.

    How disgusting to see your face, anywhere

    on this computer.

    I pray God stripps you of your wealth.

  84. My heart bleeds as I read about Ray Boltz and Jennifer Knapp today,the Bible warns us in Heb.3:13 that any one of us can be deceived no matter how strong we could have been.Demas left the Gospel after being deceived,Judas made a U-turn as a result of demonic deception;the examples are many.Popular Christian are the major target of the devil in this period so that we might doubt the clear instructions of God just as Eve was deceived to do.Let us pray fervently for these people and others that are yet to open up so that the strong arm of salvation of God might rescue them from these long-term bondages and show maximum love towards them Remember James 5:16. I love you all

  85. I am so sorry for Ray he is the reason i am still in the church his music has such deep meanings.

    It is hard to belive it and his song i think about does god still feel the nails ever time i fail yes he does.

    There is not one verse in the bible to surport gays it is a straight case of light and darkness.

    And Ray mistake after all those inspired songs to openly say that he is a better christain now that he has come out openly about been gay.

    God is the same God who came to die for sinners and we are saved by grace there is no compromise with sin .

    Our lord has not changed is the same god since creation man wants to change our lord to compromise with sin.

    Either you are in the light or in the darkness been gay is a sin we hate the sin not the person .

    We must all be careful not to judge Ray as the bible says he without sin throw the first stone

    God sent his angels to distroy Sodom and note the gays wanted the angels they were distroyed there are many texts in the bible aganist gay pratices .

    To Ray i say fight the sin nothing is impossible for our saviour it is the battle of your mind and the evil one is happy that you are now on the outside .

    Your music lives in my mind and saved my life i say thank you for giving to the lord.

    Basil

    To compromise Ray s statement it is the same as me saying i am a better christain now that i openly like killing people

  86. I was gay from 19 to 25,scared to death of men, from my mother making me think if you get kissed youll get pregnant. I dont blame her now but for those 6 lost years I did. I know the only way I got out was by Gods grace, even though I always liked men. Parents can screw a childs mind up so terribly. I was married (to a man)for over 15 yrs,and even though it was a terrible marriage & ended in divorce (again delivered from under the paw of the bear)I have come to the conclusion that theres nothing that cant be prayed through & nobody likes sex with the opposite mate more than I do & I dont act on it. Jesus said He came to fulfill not to change what was written (OT). I feel for Ray Boltz. He has such a wonderful testimony…gee I just cant hardly believe it.

  87. ray impune un nou stil de viata in biserica lui Cristos, nu stiu cum e acceptat in America, dar stiu ca ce face el e pacat si nu-I place lui Dumnezeu, ca, de fapt, multe pacate pe care le facem cu totii, cu voia, si nu sunt permise de Dumnezeu. Sa nu credem ca daca-l acuzam pe Ray, am rezolvat problema. El are nevoie de multa rugaciune…

  88. RAY, MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL.IT IS SO SAD THAT THE LAST DAY SPIRIT HAS CAUGHT UP WITH YOUR. INDEED MANY SHALL DEPART FROM THE FAITH.

  89. Wow! Amazing comments, as i write am listening to Ray’s song ‘i pledge allaigence’, well i wont belabour u guys with the meaning of that word but u and i know its a phenomenal song in christiandom. Ray if you ever read this or s1 dat knows him does, tell him he 4got that the devil does not give up easily on Gods children, especially the ones that will rival him in his former ministry before he was thrown down from heaven.

    The bible urges us to fight the battle against sin everyday, i.e till the day we leave planet earth, we fight today, suceed or fail and fight tomorrow.
    Oh, brother Ray, may Jesus reveal the truth to you.

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