Dallas resident Jason Thomas shared the letter he received from Watermark Community Church a year ago on Facebook. The church wrote that they love him and care about him, but they have to forbid him to attend the church because his desire to be in relationships with another man without a willing to change it is against the Bible. They recommended to find another Christian who also experienced same-sex attraction but has got rid of it and chose to follow Jesus.
Exactly a year after that Jason posted a reply: “Today I celebrate a very interesting anniversary with you. It was exactly one year ago when you told me that I was no longer worthy to serve, be in a community group, and be a member of your church. I spent years in your church battling against my homosexuality. I believed with all my heart that God would change me; I prayed for change almost daily. But when I wasn’t able to change, you turned your back on me. You say our “sin” is not unique, but you treat us in a unique manner; this is unacceptable behaviour. We are actual people that have actual feelings. Here we are a year later and you are still doing to others what you did to me. You are tarnishing the name of God to Christians and non-Christians alike; you should be ashamed of yourselves! Do not forget, Jesus was angry with people just like you who said certain groups of people were not worthy to be followers of Him. Thank you for removing yourself from my life! I am who God made me to be. I cannot change my sexual orientation and nor would I want to. I now have internal peace and happiness unlike ever before”.