Monday, October 22, 2007


As a gay man of African descent, I struggled with my sexuality and my faith as a Christian, but now I enjoy a great freedom and joy with my relationship with God and part of my ministerial work as a gay Pastor, is to meet the very needs of Black or African Gay, bisexual, Lesbian, Transvestite and transsexual people, both in the UK and Africa. I was convinced by the Holy Spirit to begin this ministry. Equally, following a public sector conference called Tumaini November 2004 (meaning Hope), a conference which brought over 140 African Gay men in the UK together, it was felt that the timing of this ministry is inevitable.

The aim of the egroup is to raise awareness and bring love, comfort to many Black or African Gay, bisexual, Lesbian, Transvestite and transsexuals people, in Africa, Europe and all over the world.

We share discussions and devotions, prayers and blessings.

The ministry is founded on God's words " preach good tidings to the poor, heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound, to proclaim the year of acceptance of the Lord..." Isaiah 61:1-2

I give all glory to God for God's blessings and every day two or more people are joining the egroup, if you have not invited a friend or two please do so now.

See here some of the comments received, it is very encouraging;

"Seems interesting. Just what I've been looking for"
"Well i am a christian, and I would like to know what the group has to offer. Although, I know it has got a lot to offer".
"this is somthing i have been looking for".
"I am a gay black christian who wants to share my experience with other gay blacks or African christians"

See below the initial statement which is on the introduction page of the egroup webpage, everyone is welcome to join regardless of their origin.

To visit go to:

If you answered yes to any of the following questions, you need to join this group.Are you African or Black, gay, bisexual, lesbian, transvestite, transexual?
Are you missing the chance to worship God as you are?
Do you feel that the homophobic messages at your current church, or within your culture makes you more angry with God?
Are you missing out on a spiritual journey with Jesus, you believe that your Christian values have been eroded by problems with accepting your sexuality?

Then this yahoo group is for you.We are not going to attempt to re write the bible, we are going to simply help you get re connected with Jesus as a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transexual or transvestite person.I recommend that you join this group and with hope we can move forward spiritually.

Rev Rowland Jide Macaulay
Pastor, House Of Rainbow Church Lagos Nigeria

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