Prominent Antigay Evangelical Blogger Outed as Gay

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    Jul 27, 2012 9:13 PM GMT
    Jonathan Merritt, the son of famous evangelist James Merritt, has become a prominent evangelical blogger, writing for, among others, USA Today and The Atlantic (where he most recently wrote about his support of Chick-fil-A). Turns out he's, as Queerty puts it, also "a deeply conflicted gay man" who just got busted for canoodling with gay blogger Azariah Southworth.

    http://www.advocate.com/society/coming-out/2012/07/27/prominent-antigay-evangelical-blogger-outed-gay
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 27, 2012 9:28 PM GMT
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  • Timbales

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    Jul 27, 2012 9:31 PM GMT
    I'm shocked, utterly shocked.
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    Jul 27, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
    Who'd a thunk it? icon_rolleyes.gif
    Timbales saidI'm shocked, utterly shocked.
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    Jul 27, 2012 11:34 PM GMT
    Good! It's been awhile since an anti-gay bigot got busted.
  • Webster666

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    Jul 28, 2012 1:09 AM GMT
    Usually, the ones who scream the loudest against homosexuality, are, themselves, hiding in the closet.
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    Jul 28, 2012 2:00 AM GMT
    Yes one was too read, that he is a liberal plant.
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    Jul 28, 2012 2:12 AM GMT
    Girl, do you really think you were fooling anyone?
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  • Buddha

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    Jul 28, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    The guy who slept with him is kinda hot, talk about a snake with forbidden apples.
  • NyRuinz

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    Jul 28, 2012 2:42 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidGirl, do you really think you were fooling anyone?
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    Lmfaaaaaaaaaaaao!!!!
  • NyRuinz

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    Jul 28, 2012 2:43 AM GMT
    Tim Tebow will be next

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    Jul 28, 2012 2:50 AM GMT
    NyRuinz saidTim Tebow will be next

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    Assuming Tebow is gay:

    Y'know, it would be awesome if Tebow would come out of the closet himself. He could be an example to MANY gay teens who happen to live in Christian homes. They could all think "Hey, this Tebow guy is a great role model and a follower of Christ, and he also happens to be gay! I don't think he's any less of a person in God's eyes." That would be so great of an encouragement to them...

    But I'm dreaming, of course.
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    Jul 28, 2012 2:56 AM GMT
    NyRuinz saidTim Tebow will be next

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    he's less than an hour from me in training camp, want me to go ask for you?
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    Jul 28, 2012 3:03 AM GMT
    SHOCKER! icon_eek.gif

    Maybe now he can go join the conservaposse here on RJ. He would fit in perfectly! icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 29, 2012 1:45 PM GMT
    Fortunately for us their muffled sex screams can be heard outside of that closet exposing their hypocrisy. icon_twisted.gif

    Webster666 saidUsually, the ones who scream the loudest against homosexuality, are, themselves, hiding in the closet.
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    Jul 29, 2012 1:49 PM GMT
    Buddha saidThe guy who slept with him is kinda hot, talk about a snake with forbidden apples.

    Yeah, Azariah Southworth is easy on the eyes.

    He used to host a christian program on TV, now he blogs.

    http://azariahspeaks.blogspot.com/

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    Jul 29, 2012 2:53 PM GMT
    His blog entry about Jonathan (Azariah's), is very interesting, and much needed. I think the two communities have been at war with one another for so long, it's time for apologies, a truce and to try and find some understanding.

    I'm the son of a Christian pastor, though not nearly as notable a one, however, I find it intriguing that so many of us are gay. Perhaps this is fate, or God, or whatever that is leading us all to a point of understanding. It's forcing the church to face itself and to stop seeing the world in black and white. Trying to force them to learn embrace those areas of our life that are unalterable, and focus on working on the areas we can change, to live our lives with greater compassion, honesty and love.
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    Jul 29, 2012 8:25 PM GMT
    Interesting theory! I like it. icon_wink.gif


    Matt_TO saidHis blog entry about Jonathan (Azariah's), is very interesting, and much needed. I think the two communities have been at war with one another for so long, it's time for apologies, a truce and to try and find some understanding.

    I'm the son of a Christian pastor, though not nearly as notable a one, however, I find it intriguing that so many of us are gay. Perhaps this is fate, or God, or whatever that is leading us all to a point of understanding. It's forcing the church to face itself and to stop seeing the world in black and white. Trying to force them to learn embrace those areas of our life that are unalterable, and focus on working on the areas we can change, to live our lives with greater compassion, honesty and love.
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    Jul 30, 2012 12:23 AM GMT
    Gee, isn't he the first loud evangelical ever to be outed? icon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 30, 2012 12:26 AM GMT
    David4985 saidSHOCKER! icon_eek.gif

    Maybe now he can go join the conservaposse here on RJ. He would fit in perfectly! icon_cool.gif
    Right?

    The conservaposse is the reason gays don't have equal rights yet. They're the only people voting against us. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 30, 2012 12:28 AM GMT
    Timbales saidI'm shocked, utterly shocked.


    Took the words right out of my mouth.