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.
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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