Tag Archives: Azariah Southworth

Who Would Jesus Hate?

From gay evangelical Azariah Southworth.

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HomoQuotable – Azariah Southworth

“Outing Jonathan [Merritt] was not an easy decision. I mulled it over for more than a year and discussed it with friends. Those conversations always ended in, ‘Yeah, it’s probably not a good idea.’ So, what changed my mind? I was tired of the lies. I was tired of hearing Jonathan say that being gay is not ‘God’s best.’ Meanwhile ...

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Southworth: Why I Outed Jonathan Merritt

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Outed Christian Author Jonathan Merritt: Yes, I Had Sex With Azariah Southworth
But I Swear I Am Totally Not Gay!

“In 2009, I was contacted by the blogger [Azariah Southworth] in response to an article I wrote about just that–that Christians must love people who experience sexual brokenness. We corresponded several times by email and text for a couple of weeks, some of them inappropriate. When I was traveling through a city near him, we met for dinner because we’d ...

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Outed Atlantic Columnist Jonathan Merritt Has A “Special” Announcement To Make

Earlier this week gay evangelical Azariah Southworth published a blog entry outing well-known Atlantic columnist and Christian author Jonathan Merritt. This morning JMG reader Dwight tipped us that Merritt will be making a “special announcement” at the Georgia church where his father, a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, is head pastor and where the younger Merritt had been ...

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Gay Evangelical Azariah Southworth Outs Atlantic Columnist Jonathan Merritt

Yesterday I posted a quote from Atlantic columnist and Christian author Jonathan Merritt (above left) in which, referencing the Chick-Fil-A brouhaha, he denounced consumer boycotts driven by social issues. Shortly thereafter I received a Facebook email from gay evangelical Azariah Southworth (who came out in 2008) in which he hinted that he knew something as-yet undisclosed yet very pertinent to ...

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Southworth & Boltz: Newly Out Evangelicals Team Up For National Tour

Azariah Southworth and Ray Boltz, two enormously popular evangelical figures who rocked the Christian world when they came out in 2008, are teaming up for a tour. Via press release: Over the past 20 years, Ray Boltz has been one of the driving forces behind Christian music, garnering three Dove Awards and selling 4.5 million albums. Since announcing they’re gay ...

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Call Me….Azariah

I got a few emails yesterday to let me know that according to Gay City News, I had just shocked the world of televangelism by coming out. I think I’ll call my new ministry “Joedeism”.

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Fallout For Azariah Southworth

After coming out in the gay press two days ago, there has been some fallout in the “Christian industry” for televangelist Azariah Southworth. Nashville columnist Nathan West, who writes for the local gay newspaper Out & About, has done an interview with Southworth. An excerpt: Nathan: What is the current status of The Remix? [Southworth’s show.] Has it been canceled, ...

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HomoQuotable – Azariah Southworth

“This has been a long time coming. I’m in a place where I’m at peace with my faith, friends, family and more importantly myself. I know this will end my career in Christian television, but I must now live my life openly and honestly with everyone. This is my reason for doing this. “I know I will be cut off ...

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