Skip to comments.Ex-Lesbian Talks Leaving Behind 'Super Wild' Lifestyle With Women, Turning to Jesus in Viral Video
Posted on 01/03/2018 8:58:47 AM PST by SeekAndFind
A Christian speaker and blogger has shared her story of leaving behind a "super wild" lifestyle with other women and turning to Jesus in a video on Facebook that's sparking a debate online.
Emily Thomes, now a wife and churchgoer who has been speaking out about leaving behind homosexuality, explained in a Facebook video last week for Anchored North, an online evangelism website, that her first romantic relationship with another girl began when she was 15 years old.
"It was my first time ever dating someone," Thomes says in the video, which has been viewed over 1.3 million times as of Tuesday.
She says that she came out to other people, and reasoned that God would be accepting of her relationship.
"God being love meant God was nice and God was chill with what you were cool with," she said of her thinking at the time.
"By 18 and 19 and 20, I was super wild and in serial relationships with women," Thomes reveals.
She adds that she ended up getting engaged to a woman who had two children when she entered nursing school.
At 22, however, she got invited to a Bible study.
"I expected them to bring up my lifestyle really early, and use that as justification for not coming back, so I agreed to go," Thomes recalled.
"Different women in that circle were talking about different experiences they had. I have nothing like that, and it bugged me. I could not stop thinking, 'what if all of that's true?'" she wondered.
"'Are you sure this is who you are?' I couldn't stop questioning. I need to feel OK. Because I don't feel OK anymore."
Thomes then began researching Bible verses online.
"Those who practice homosexuality, which was me, and also drunkards and a bunch of other things that I would've been, I realized that I was in the 'will I enter the Kingdom of God?' lineup and it scared me really really bad," she explained.
"And then I read verse 11," she said in reference to 1 Corinthians 6:11. "And it says, 'And such were some of you, but you are washed, you are sanctified, you are justified.'"
The now former lesbian says that she realized there were other people in her situation, and that they became changed and saved.
"I could hold on to my sin and reject God, or I could turn to Him. All the debt that I'd wracked up living like I lived didn't have to be mine if I could trust Him. So that was it," Thomes continued.
"I knew what I wasn't going to do, because it was right there, it was black and white. I'd twisted those Scriptures before, I'd argued them down, I'd say 'judge not' to them like that mattered, and then that day it was like my eyes were really opened. I was amazed at the grace He'd shown me."
She insisted that people who claim they were "born this way" need grace as much as she does.
"It's not gay to straight. It's lost to saved. God calls us not to heterosexuality but holiness," she declared.
The viral video has brought both online support for Thomes, but also criticism that her arguments are harmful to gay people.
"So many people, no matter their lifestyle, believe as you did before, 'If God is love, then He's chill with whatever I do and whomever I love.' Even many churches preach this! I'm so proud of you for speaking against that lie," wrote user Nocle DeMille last week in the video's comments section.
User Morven Roberts Baker argued, however, that the video is "enough to push gay children over the edge to suicide."
"If God changed her, why didn't the prayers of my daughter count? So so wrong. I'm willing to bet good money that she is on the bisexual spectrum, or else she is really doing an injustice being in a relationship with that young man," he wrote about her husband.
"Let me tell anyone who is gay and watching this video that God created you just exactly as you are and 'He saw that it was good.' You are loved and precious."
Watch Emily Thomes' testimony below:
Rosaria Butterfield is another miraculous transformation story from such a lifestyle.
Leaving lezziland is like leaving *slam. The fanatical ones who remain in it will persecute you.
I had a cousin who did it. Left a lesbian commune to settle down and marry a nice man.
Sadly she died of a brain aneurysm a couple of years after.
RE: Rosaria Butterfield is another miraculous transformation story from such a lifestyle.
Well, I find the case of New York Mayor Bill De Blasio’s wife, Chirlane Irene McCray interesting.
After graduating from college, She published an essay in Essence magazine in 1979, entitled “I Am a Lesbian”, an essay described as “groundbreaking” for how a black woman discussed her sexuality in a black magazine.
She then met Bill de Blasio in 1991, when they both worked at New York City Hall for Mayor David Dinkins.
At the time, de Blasio was an aide to a deputy mayor and McCray was a speechwriter. McCray and de Blasio were married in 1994 in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Asked about her sexuality, McCray has stated that she hates “labels”.
In 2012, when asked about her 1979 essay, she commented: “In the 1970s, I identified as a lesbian and wrote about it. In 1991, I met the love of my life, married him.”
So, the question is this — IS SHE STILL A LESBIAN? OR IS SHE CONSIDERED BI-SEXUAL?
An even more interesting question is this -— Is She BORN THAT WAY? Or is she capable of changing. If the latter, then the whole “God made me who I am” idea should be debunked.
I think Mizzzzz Baker is really afraid that the video will push "gay" children over the edge to Jesus Christ.
Is everything a "spectrum" now?
There is no "bisexual". Either you sxxx dxxx or you do not sxxx dxxx.
I think the point here is you can use anything you want to avoid having a personal relationship with God. Other than the world hating you for it, living on a day to day basis is a lot easier, and rewarding intrinsically.
Salad bar religion, where you pick and choose parts of different religions, combine them into one, and call that your belief system. The book made clear that such an approach isnt following Jesus at all; thats following yourself and calling it some other name. I realized I was doing just that. I believed the parts of the Bible that suited me but rejected the parts that didnt.
Such realization is a huge step.
“There is no “bisexual”.”
“Bisexual is a term made up in 1991 to sell haircare products. Deal breaker!”
- Tina Fey, 30 Rock
An acquaintance of mine is bisexual. He wants it, he buys it!
Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
So the video will either push gay children to Jesus Christ or suicide...
Can someone help me find a downside to these options?
User Morven Roberts Baker argued, however, that the video is “enough to push gay children over the edge to suicide.”
They are basically saying that gay children are mentally ill.
There is no “bisexual”. Either you sxxx dxxx or you do not sxxx dxxx.
Sucking a dick does not make you gay. Wanting a man to suck your dick makes you gay.
The first part of your argument applies to 51% of the population. For the remaining 49%, willfully performing the act (I do not count rape victims) definitely does indicate homosexuality. The second part of your argument is inarguable.
If someone put a gun to your child’s head and said “Do it or I kill the kid” and you do it, it doesn’t mean you are suddenly gay.
In order to “pitch”, you have to be aroused enough to get an erection. If you seek that, you are gay. A gay friend of mine used to “catch” for a large number of Muslim men who wanted to “pitch”. That tells me they were gay.
No, it makes you a rape victim. See the parenthetical comment in my previous reply.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.