is it the intent of the speaker or the truth of the information? Right after we got married, the director Justin Kelly called us to congratulate us. Current News & Events (Articles Required), Is this famous pastor a sexual predator? though I'm not sure how the Bible distinguishes between gossip & slander . After we got married, prayed and talked about the ways in which I had personally handled some of these issues over the years, Rebekah and I came to the realization that we wanted to tell a different story in our approach to faith and Jesus. Join over 250,000 others to get the top stories curated daily, plus special offers! For more on the Glatzes, visit their blog, Healing Springs. • r/Christianity, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. We don't want our image to be these polarized political figures, we're really not interested in that at all. Michael: I don't want to be one of those people who holds themselves up and has a mentality where I'm closing my heart off to the needs to humanity. Michael Glatze é um jornalista estadunidense, co-fundador da revista Young Gay America e antigo defensor dos direitos LGBT.Glatze recebeu cobertura da mídia após anunciar publicamente que deixou de se identificar como homossexual e passar a condenar a homossexualidade.. Biografia. Please click here to learn how. There's a lot more to come. And there is a stereotype for a pastor's wife, but I haven't felt any of that pressure. CF Staff, Angels and Ambassadors; ask that you join us in praying for the world in this difficult time, asking our Holy Father to stop the spread of the virus, and for healing of all affected. Your voice is missing! He also explained how passionate Glatze had been about helping gay youths prior to becoming born again. CP: What have you been up to after writing that opinion piece and getting married? He wrote in a post for World Net Daily that his first month of marriage was the "greatest" of his life.Â. We had a good conversation with him and I think he realizes that we're not here trying to hurt anyone. Here I am, almost 40 years old now and enjoying this aspect of my life that God really had wanted for me. Glatze watched the film after it premiered at Sundance at told vlogger Jake Reynolds that the film was helping him heal. CP: Do you continue to get backlash from the gay community regarding your published article? There have been some changes in the Life Stages section involving the following forums: Roaring 20s, Terrific Thirties, Fabulous Forties, and Golden Eagles. The drama, directed by Justin Kelly, stars James Franco and Zachary Quinto. James Franco has also told me that he isn't interested in demonizing my character, so we'll see. In an essay posted on World Net Daily in 2007, Glatze renounced his homosexuality, as well as all the meaningful work he did at XY and YGA. "We may get other ideas in our head about what we are, and I certainly did, but that doesn't mean they're the truth. The subject of the movie traveled the country with the woman he called his wife and they would find teenage boys after their lecture and ply the boys with booze and weed and then have threesomes with the teen boys. ). An exception can be made for music videos.". CP: I also noticed that you wrote about San Francisco, a city known for its large gay community, and how Christians have given you "warnings" about the city. Michael's blog indicates that he & Rebekah converted to Catholicism and moved to San Francisco, leaving Wyoming in June 2016. Michael: I'm now a pastor of a small community church in Wyoming and our focus in life now is ministry, so our emphasis is on spreading the good news to reach people, inspire them and serve the community. In the story, Denizet-Lewis rehashed Glatze and Nycum's relationship, and how the two seemingly figured out how to be "young, gay and happy." Rebekah Glatze, Self: Michael Lost and Found. It reads, "Post a summary of the videos you post . The Christian Post interviewed Michael Glatze and his wife, Rebekah, to catch up on what life has been like for the both of them after receiving backlash from the gay community for penning an opinion piece in December in which Michael addressed "angry homosexuals" who have criticized him for leaving his past. It turns out the subject of that movie has a lot in common with the actor. 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My ministry is not to condemn people or tell them how to live their life. Unless you are simply sharing music, please post a summary, or the gist, of the video you wish to share. ", Glatze moved to Wyoming to study to become a pastor. Glatze's decision made headlines in 2011 when Benoit Denizet-Lewis, a former colleague from XY, wrote a piece for the New York Times called "My Ex-Gay Friend." Michael Glatze nasceu em 1975, na cidade de Olympia, capital do estado de Washington, nos Estados Unidos. Are you suggesting that the results of gossip are comparatively innocuous while slander results in damage to a person's reputation? We're not sure where the movie will go with my life story, but we'll pray that God will use it and we see it as a positive. Glatze moved to Wyoming to study to become a pastor. CP: I noticed that you have a new blog, tell me about that. Born in Tacoma, Washington, in 1975, Glatze was an openly gay man who worked as a gay rights activist. You know you are quoting a gossip blog, right? Check out our editors' picks to get the lowdown on the movies and shows we're looking forward to this month. Welcome to Christian Forums, a forum to discuss Christianity in a friendly surrounding. "God creates us heterosexual," Glatze told Deniset-Lewis. Eventually, the police started taking note of their activities so they now hole up on the west coast and even changed their last name. In addition, marriage life has been awesome. Can you explain that a bit more? I Am Michael was released in limited theaters, as well as video on demand, on Friday. We have a really deep yearning to do that, and emphasize that we're not here to judge but to love everyone unconditionally. His mother was a non-denominational Christian and his father was agnostic. The Christian Post interviewed Michael Glatze and his wife, Rebekah, to catch up on what life has been like for the both of them after receiving backlash from the gay community for penning an opinion piece in December in which Michael addressed "angry homosexuals" who have criticized him for leaving his past. When I'm conversing with friends who actually know me, that's not the Michael Glatze that they know, but I guess it's because I've been so political in the past. Michael Glatze Früher LGBT-Aktivist, heute glücklich verheiratet und Pastor . He began dating Rebekah Fuller in 2011, shortly after the New York Times article came out. 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Discussion in 'Current News & Events (Articles Required)' started by Emanuel333221, Dec 21, 2017. I Am Michael is finally hitting theaters two years after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. Michael still acknowledges he is the person depicted in the movie "I Am Michael" though they use the last name of Elliott. It was in 2011, and we started dating in November of that year and were together for almost two years before we got married. Do you want award-winning journalism with a Christian worldview, delivered to your inbox? I do feel the need, in some cases, to apologize to some of my friends and former colleagues because what happens in their lives is between them and God. Sometimes, we have fear and feel the need to protect ourselves from whatever we see as dirty or frightening, and sometimes that fear equates to people saying, "You don't want to go to San Francisco, it's dirty there, they have unconditional acceptance of sexual diversity." I'm constantly thrilled, excited, humbled and grateful that after so long of wondering through many choices and places that weren't satisfying for me, I would eventually find and meet the woman that I was meant to be with.