Nigerian Gay Church Founder, Pastor Jide Macaulay: “Holy Spirit Started This Church By Leading Me”
March 8, 2013 – Nigerian Gay Church Founder, Rev. Jide Macaulay: “Holy Spirit Started This Church By Leading Me”
……First Nigerian Gay Church Reopens In Lagos…….
The first openly gay Pastor in Nigeria, Rev. Jide Macaulay has opened up for the first time after damning all consequences and reopened his gay church in Lagos.
The owner of the first gay church in Lagos Nigeria claims his primary vision is to reach out to homosexuals in Nigeria, UK and around the world.
Rev. Rowland Jide Macaulay opened the gay church (name withheld) in Lagos back in 2006 before fleeing to the United Kingdom after receiving overwhelming death threats.
Nigerian Pastor Jide Macaulay On Homosexuality
Below is his view on homosexuality.
“For me I have always been gay and I never became gay. I became aware of my same sex attraction whilst living in Nigeria at the age of seven. Boys flirt with each other unknowing all the time and it was at this stage that I was more aware of my emotional, physical, mental and sexual attraction to boys.
I was 14 when I had my first sex with a guy, it was filled with curiosity, passion, embarrassment and guilt as with with any heterosexual having sex for the first time.
By this age I had become a youth leader in the church and had spent time reading the bible including discovering chapters that “condemned” homosexuality.
Imagine the furore of my life? Now I have to be discrete, secretive and live a lie. When I look back at my life it never stopped my same sex attractions.
Fast forward thirty years, I am now fully confident that being gay is my natural being and I regretted ever trying to be straight.
I regretted that I did not get the education and appropriate spiritual development to be a gay man. I can understand that and that is why I am determined that the short life I may live in this world I trust God for the development of inclusive Christian education to enable the freedom of the mind, body, soul and spirit.
Recently, my father asked me to prove that homosexuality is genetics. I just looked at him and pointed to myself, “ME” you made me, you gave birth to a homosexual boy he was anxious to know more, so I asked him to prove to me that God is real, not that I don’t know but if we were to play “doubting Thomas”, lets lay all the cards out.
My homosexuality is real, I am gay and I did not become gay, just like I am black and I did not become black. This is a great way to move forward in life and let the world know that they may hate us but God Adores Us.
****** Fellowship is an inclusive Christian community, that welcomes all people and does not discriminate against LGBTI people (of faith or no faith).
I am proud that the Holy Spirit has led me to start this group, (nearly five years). We are growing with passion and relevance and it is my hope that we would be able to advance the learning and inclusion of all people.
I love myself and it is my daily prayer and hope that millions of LGBTI people around the world, their friends and families will come to understand and love them.”
So this man has finally reopened the first gay church in Lagos..
Lord have mercy end time is indeed here.