Earlier this month Bishop Jim Swilley, senior pastor of Church In The Now in Conyers, Georgia did what most clergymen would consider the unthinkable- he came out to his congregation as a gay man. Amidst tons of speculation and rumors Swilley tackled the issue directly and stood before his congregation and told the truth.
Video has surfaced of Swilley's coming out in which he debunks myths about gay men and the ongoing debate over sexual orientation being a choice or an act of nature. Swilley also doesn't shy away from the scriptures that biblical literalists use to condemn homosexuality and breaks down the historical context behind each scripture.
The video is about 48 minutes in length but is worth watching. I highly recommend that you sit and watch faith and courage in action. Swilley is definitely a rare breed. Can you imagine Bishop Eddie Long coming out to his New Birth congregation?
Watch the video below: