I have read your book, Undivided. I was quite struck by the number of unpleasant situations you have had to deal with during your life, and the fact that they seemed to gain momentum after going the United States, to pursue your music career.
I found the book easy to read, compelling and your story quite different from my own, but there were some parallels, nonetheless.
I thought it was wrong of the music industry to boycott your music and do not agree with the comments that suggest that you are not a Christian.
I read one comment speaking about the hypocrisy he noticed relating to incidents in your book. I only noticed hypocrisy in myself, and perhaps more importantly a sense on inadequacy, as I became aware that I lacked both your bravery and intelligence.
Your experience at the Bible week you attended, reminded me of some of my own, where preachers have yelled at me after going up for prayer. I find those places quite scary, even to this day (I am just being honest here).
Enough about me. I am not sure I am entirely convinced about the theology relating to same sex marriage, but I think the book should be read and I know you have a heart for the LGBTQ+ community.
My own story, is that I have suffered some form of depression and anxiety most of my life and was diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder some years back and have been taking medication for the last three years.
I realise that you will be discrete with this information, but if you wish to share any of it you can give me the pseudonym of Peter.
Your book was a very compelling read and I very much enjoyed it. Thank you once again for sharing your journey.
I just watched your impressive Hard Talk interview. You are a beautiful person. Too many have to walk a lonely via dolorosa, but coming together and co-production (e.g. the new, groundbreaking http://icmblog.shelter.org.uk/causeandconsequence/) are beginning (just) to arise. On your journey (nave means – upturned – ship, after all), please make sure that you treat issue-areas synergistically: in applying lived experience to Christianity and LGBTQ+, talk also of the (intra-LGBTQ+ bigotries: some gays prejudiced against transgender and vice versa, etc.), paucity of provision for mental ill health and your ME: the ignorance surrounding and mistreatment of people with ME is one of the scandals of this century and the last (#meaction is the start of a journey properly started in the 60s/70s)
I thoroughly enjoyed your book as it gave me reigious insites that I have not considered. I was fortunate to have completed a seminar that gave me Christ conciousness some 40 years ago. Thank you for reminding me of this. Go within to find the spiritual path. The suffering imposed upon us by others in the name of God begins to disipates. Blessings and peace.
I’ve read your book and been blessed by reading it. While never hating homosexuals, I took the traditional line about marriage being for man and woman only.
As a Christian, I appreciated the study you did, and could see how the passages referring to homosexuality can be seen in a different way. I stand against the hatred you have been experiencing – this should never have happened. I hope you find fulfilment in the new life you are taking on. I believe many LGBT people have been blessed by your stand!