Originally Posted by chuck2pastor
My name is Chuck and I've been a United Methodist pastor for 25 years. I'm married with two wonderful daughters. I'm scared out of my mind to be writing on this forum, but I have been struggling for so long, that I need to get this out. I am gay, and I am glad to say that I do have some close friends that I am out to; I'd like to be more open, but the consequences of that are too much for me to handle -- right now. In my area, there is a group called Grace for All which is working for the full inclusion of GLBT persons in the life of the church; while the members are mostly UM, the group is ecumenical in nature.
Right now, I feel like I'm going off the deep end. I just pray this isn't the biggest mistake I've ever made in my life, and somehow I believe that just the opposite is going to prove to be the case.
Grace and Peace to you Chuck
Greetings brother from Atlanta, GA. I am glad that you sent this post. I once wanted to be a Pastor myself but due to being gay and coming out at a young age, it became not an option for me.
But, I am here for you brother if you need to talk. We all are!
Big hugs from a little brother,