Saturday, September 13, 2008

Gospel singer Ray Boltz shares coming out journey in this Blade exclusive

(From Matt Algren. Not necessarily from his website, but from a post of his on Soulforce. (but don't tell him I said so.):
Ostensibly it was an innocuous thing to do, but for Boltz it was a big step. It eventually led to him opening up to Miner, one of the first times anybody outside Boltz’s circle of family and friends knew his long-kept secret: Ray Boltz is gay.
Wow! I really don't know what else to say.

(I apologize to those of you who are nontheists, but this song meant/means a lot to me - even if just for memory, melody and sentiments of the song's lyric's sake.)

"Thank You" By Ray Boltz

(This guy's a Christian superstar, he's the tipping point).

And as I said earlier on Soulforce, Thank you Ray Boltz. There are so many kids out there who are safer tonight because of you.

Thank you.
More info here, from his website: One church in particular has helped me in many ways. The Metropolitan Community Church ( was started forty years ago by Rev. Troy Perry in the Los Angeles area and has an outreach to the LGTB (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community. I am happy to announce that I have accepted an invitation to perform at two of their churches. On September 14th, I will be singing at the Jesus Metropolitan Community Church ( in Indianapolis at 6:00p.m. On September 21st, I'll be singing at the Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, D.C. ( at 3:00p.m.

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