Former Entertainment Weekly Writer Comes Out As Gay Christian On YouTube

Grady Smith Claims To Abstain From Acting On His Feelings Without Shame


Former Entertainment Weekly writer and YouTube amateur Grady Smith posted a video on his channel Thursday coming out as a gay Christian who chooses not to act on his sexual feelings.

"I choose not to act on my gay feelings because I think the bible says that that's not a good idea so I don't. To me, it's just simple obedience and that's not shame based," he says. "I'm not ashamed of who I am ... I'm not reacting to shame, I'm trying to honor Jesus by living my life the way I think that the bible tells us to."

Smith continues on to say that regardless of his personal beliefs, there is a "special type of condemnation" reserved for gay people that he feels is unjustifiable by scripture.

"I've found that my storyline - the guy that's gay but not acting on those feelings and also a Christian - both Christians and non-Christians have almost no imagination for that."

Smith intends to use his YouTube channel to examine his experiences as a gay Christian who does not act on his feelings but does not view himself as "ashamed."

What do you think? Can someone identify as LGBT and Christian, but "abstain without shame"?
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