“I’m not Gay Anymore”: Pulse Nightclub Shooting Survivor Converts to Christianity

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Homosexuals can change! That’s what Pulse Nightclub shooting victim, Luis Javier Ruiz, wants everyone to know.

“I should have been number 50!” Ruiz said in a post on Facebook referencing the 49 people who lost their lives that night. “Going through old pictures of the night of Pulse, I remember my struggles of perversion, heavy drinking to drown out everything and having promiscuous sex that led to HIV. My struggles were real! The enemy had its grip, and now God has taken me from that moment and has given me Christ.”

The Facebook post was made on the group “Freedom March” who describe themselves as an event featuring; “Speakers and a march celebrating freedom from homosexual/transgender lifestyles by the grace and power of Jesus Christ!”

The event is to be held May 5th, 2018, at the National Sylvan Theater in Washington D.C. from 12-3 PM with the march portion to begin at 3 PM.

Ruiz’s Facebook post continued; “I’ve grown to know His [Christ’s] love in a deeper level. 2 out of the 49 [victims] were my close friends and are no longer with us. They lost their life that night [the Pulse shooting]. I should have been number 50 but now I have the chance to live in relationship and not religion – not just loving Christ but being in love with Christ and sharing His love. I know who I am and I am not defined with who the enemy says I use to be – but who Christ Jesus says I am. #FreedomMarch”

Ruiz received a lot of encouragement from other Christians as well as people who themselves have been healed of their homosexuality through a religious conversion but there were some who were critical. “You guys paid him alot [sic] to be your spokemen[sic].  Being gay not a sin. You cant [sic] be a christian if you dont [sic]a appricate [sic] two people loving each other.” said Jonathan Robbins. 

Ricky Ayala commented that Ruiz should have been shot and killed that night; “Wow Self Hate can go really far. Yes Luis Javier Ruiz you should had been number 50. Just for the disrespect this is to the 49 we lost that you are calling sinners. Because they didn’t lost their lives because they were in sin. They were innocents living the lives you and I are meant to live. Keep liying [sic] to yourself. Mental help after the shooting is needed and we all know it.”

Jennifer May Blodgett, a substitute teacher at a charter school and a mother, simply commented; “Hail Satan.”

The march was organized by the group A Voice for the Voiceless. The group’s mission, according to their website, is to, “…defend the rights of former homosexuals, individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction, and their families. We also support the faith-based community and work actively in the United States to defend the constitutional rights of all Americans to share their views of homosexuality in the public forum. We support similar international efforts and provide assistance, whenever possible, to individuals and organizations abroad who align with our mission and goals.” 

 

Despite liberal naysayers, recovery from homosexuality is a practice with success stories. Many people have begun coming forward with stories of recovery from both homosexuality as well as transgenderism and have found many social obstacles along the way for sharing their controversial, personal testimonies.

Camille LeNoir is a girls basketball coach but she lost a job with New Mexico State University last year when it was discovered that she was a recovered homosexual.

Rock n’ roll pioneer Little Richard has come out in recent years as both gay but then, later, no longer gay through a Christian conversion. 

In a controversy earlier this year California legislators are considering a bill that would make it illegal for anyone, of any age, any religion and any circumstance; to receive professional help to resolve unwanted same-sex attractions or gender confusion.

But none of that is stopping A Voice for the Voiceless who’s website says; “We have suffered enough abuse in the media who sing praises to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, and condemn former homosexuals and those who experience unwanted SSA (same sex attraction)…we are your voice!”