Why I left my church.
I have just left my church, very quickly.
I have NOT left my church because I’m gay and someone had a problem with it, I can cope with that.
I have NOT left my church because of *ANYTHING* to do with my sexuality. I am not in any kind of relationship and actually I find things quite lonely and hard to deal with. I would like to be in a relationship but I have two fantastic kids and a boat to look after and as I do 4 jobs I would find it hard to have the time.
My church and the leaders have been fantastic helping me through the difficult stages of coming out and dealing with my now ex-wife and children. It’s not because of any of that.
Ok so why I have left my church.
Firstly, there has been a situation occur, not to do with me actually but I have been dragged into it not out of choice but simply because a set of rumours, which are untrue has been circulated about me. I have been hounded and hassled by the people involved in the situation and being a boater it has caused a lot of friction. I’ve even had the offer of them being “dealt with properly” by some of the boating royalty. Which as a Christian I cannot entertain. However tempting it might be.
I am not going to go into any details of the situation at all. I think it’s wholly inappropriate to do so and would only make things worse for those involved.
I hope that the people involved will now leave me alone so that I can enjoy being part of a new church which I am joining.
The new church seems really nice and are accepting of me. I will not reveal which church I am attending for obvious reasons. I will continue as a Street Angel as long as I’m allowed.
I pray for everyone involved in this horrible unnecessary mess that it will be sorted out.
Thank you to everyone for your kind loving messages. I will miss you. But this has to be done the situation at St Margaret’s makes it impossible for me to be there.
I have no hatred of anyone, the situation has been hard and painful for those involved and very stressful for me.
PS you’ll be ok if I don’t phone you I hope and talk about it, I want to put it behind me and move on.