This gay man’s church kicked him out, what he said next is just perfect (VIDEO)
After this gay man was kicked out of his church, he was devastated, but he has taken a bit of time and come back with the perfect response.
Dylan Settles had attended Woods Chapel General Baptist Church in Brookland, Arkansas for many years.
However, when he opened up about his sexuality, his Church turned its back on him – and urged him to abandon his so-called ‘sinful’ lifestyle.
Mr Settles received a letter from the Church that reads: “It has come to the attention, of the Church body, that you have made it known publicly of your choice to embrace the homosexual lifestyle.
“While we understand the struggles we all face with sin in our lives, we must also be aware of the consequences of our choices.
“As a Christian we must choose to serve and obey, in accordance with God’s holy word, in order to remain a member in good standing of the church body.We as the church board at Wood’s Chapel General Baptist Church, have with great sorrow, voted to remove your name immediately from the church membership role.
“It is the desire of your church family, you would turn from the sinful lifestyle you have chosen, repent of the sins you have committed, and return to full fellowship with God and the Church body.”
Having now written back, Settles said he couldn’t be happier with his boyfriend, giving his perfectly formulated reasons for being happy out of the church.
In a video with YouTube star Davey Wavey Settles reads out the response.
He says: “The only sin that I committed was coming out.”
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Going on, he adds: “I think that I have learned who I am. I am very comfortable with being out and holding my boyfriend’s hand or kissing in public. It doesn’t matter what other people think about you. There’s someone out there that loves you regardless.”
“It’s been a few months since receiving your letter and I have given it some thought. If there is one thing I have learned from your church it’s that where there’s love, there is God. I want to let you and your church body know that I am in a loving relationship with my boyfriend. When I hold his hand or look into his eyes, there’s not sin that I feel. It’s love. Looking at today’s world, it’s obvious that we need more love in whatever expression it takes. We shouldn’t condemn love, we should celebrate it. After reading your letter, I have come to the decision that I am not repenting to the church. I will not repent for being the person that God has created me to be.”
Check out the video featuring Settles, below: