I Am The Ordained Homosegxwal That God Loves - Gay British-Nigerian Cleric Celebrates

Date: 27-09-2022 4:29 pm (2 months ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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British-Nigerian priest, Jide Macaulay is in celebratory mood. The openly gay cleric took to his social media page to celebrate his second anniversary as an Anglican priest.  The cleric, who described himself as the "ordained homos3xual that God loves" took to Instagram on Monday, September 26, to share his ''gruelling journey to priesthood; the trials, media attack, emotional, psychological abuse, racism and homophobia he faced for many years.''
 
"Today, I celebrate with thanksgiving my second anniversary to Anglican priesthood," he wrote.
 
"Too often we wait on God in expectation. We are forced to wait for our own safety and forced to wait because there is danger and harmful elements in the way. We are forced to wait for our own maturity. Some things are settled by God a long time ago, we must learn to wait. I learnt to wait on God even at times when I doubted and was mad at God. I have so much faith in God who never changes their mind in matters concerning me.
 
When I was ordained deacon in 2013, I was faced with barrages of hatred from within and outside the church. The media in my home country Nigeria vilified me and exposed me to dangers that I never anticipated. I have not returned to the country since 2012.
 
After the diaconate, it’s expected priesthood would have been the following year. But many events happened that caused me to step aside from my ministerial post at the time. My mother had died about 6 weeks after my ordination and the sorrow of her loss was too intense for me
 
I was in a difficult situation for several years, going through the wilderness of anxieties and facing many attacks I describe as spiritual darkness, religious abuse and wickedness in high places. I had developed chronic anxieties and depression, leading to high blood pressure.
 
I had faced years of racism, xenophobia, malicious acts, homophobia and stigmatisation by the Christian communities I trusted. But in all I laid it at the feet of Jesus in my lamentation.
 
The attacks were not just by strangers, who called for me to be executed, the death threats offline, online and in the media. But also some Christians, some Anglicans, family members attacked me verbally , emotionally and psychologically, they did so much to torment me and do everything to destroy me.
 
Each time I turned to the church at both parish and diocesan level, I was denied, silenced, the rejection was et tu brute. I am the ordained homos3xual that God loves. This might be difficult for many but it’s been the joy of my life to serve God. In all of this God is faithful. I am thankful that I surrounded myself with people who reminded me of my worth and validated my existence and ministry. Today, is not about regrets but a reminder that the stones the builders rejected proudly becomes the cornerstone. Congrats Jide for your journey to priesthood. Happy 2nd anniversary.


Posted: at 27-09-2022 04:29 PM (2 months ago) | Hero
- OmoNobaUku at 27-09-2022 04:58 PM (2 months ago)
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Bless you Rowland. Interesting to read your story. Remain strong.
Posted: at 27-09-2022 04:58 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 27-09-2022 05:00 PM (2 months ago)
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e no concern me
Posted: at 27-09-2022 05:00 PM (2 months ago) | Grande Master
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- nikiniki at 27-09-2022 05:27 PM (2 months ago)
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dirty priest - better to swear celibacy than being gay for a man, how? anus with all the bacteria is not meant for such!
Posted: at 27-09-2022 05:27 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kacylee at 27-09-2022 08:08 PM (2 months ago)
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na wa ooo

Posted: at 27-09-2022 08:08 PM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
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- kp45 at 27-09-2022 08:17 PM (2 months ago)
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I careless t
Posted: at 27-09-2022 08:17 PM (2 months ago) | Hero
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- alexidwayne at 27-09-2022 08:50 PM (2 months ago)
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Guy u are on ur own
Posted: at 27-09-2022 08:50 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Goldtime at 27-09-2022 11:00 PM (2 months ago)
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Thunder fire u ! Dirty drooling Ashawao hole .Jah bomb yiur yansh with sulphate.Satan bomb your mouth wey u dey take call God .Oloshi . Woe to the day u were born to be a man .Oloriburuku
Posted: at 27-09-2022 11:00 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Paulevery at 28-09-2022 12:13 PM (2 months ago)
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The way God will handle most people on that judgment day especially so called clergyman ..
I will  just be like ,
Even you fall enter this trap??  Grin Wink Wink Cheesy
Posted: at 28-09-2022 12:13 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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