Nigerian Gay Pastor Rejected by His Family Speaks About His Sexuality


Jide Rebirth Macaulay who is Nigeria’s first openly gay pastor and the founder of secret gay church, House of Rainbow Fellowship, has made public how he felt after his family rejected him because of his sexuality as he condemned the homophobic steam going round the world.

He made his thoughts known in a Facebook post as he said the hate against gay people has continued to increase.

I had to block another family member and unapologetically shared with another, who is willing to listen. To be rejected by family hurts, especially parent and children, Since I came out as gay, I have thought several times of taking my own life, the rejection cuts deep into my heart and soul, but knowing Christ and believing in an awesome God has been a better option.

I am truly not worried as the inclusive christian ministry with House of Rainbow brings me in contact with many people who are same gender loving, thousands of people around the world just like me. Above all I have encountered God with unimaginable love.

To be able, on a daily basis tell gay people God love us just the way we are is a humbling experience and I thank God for calling me. GAY means God Adores You, God Accepts You, God Affirms You.

Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.’ Psalm 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. I am not ashamed to be gay, I regret not knowing better before I got married to a woman in 1991, thank God I was divorced by 1994.

There are many millions of stories only if we pay attention. I thought I will share this, I apologise if this is uncomfortable. But I needed to share. God bless you. Jide Macaulay

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