Pulse Nightclub Shooting Survivors Proclaim Freedom in Christ: “It’s not a gay to straight thing; it’s a lost to saved thing”
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By Julie Roys - Posted at JulieRoys.com:
June 12, 2016, was a day that forever changed the lives of Angel Colon and Luis Javier Ruiz. That’s the day a Muslim gunman massacred 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. And that’s the day both Colon and Ruiz—two men who miraculously survived the shooting—turned back to God.
Both Colon and Ruiz grew up in Christian homes, but gave in to homosexual desires and sin until the Pulse shooting awakened them to their grave spiritual condition. Since then, the two have started a ministry called Fearless Identity, which equips Christians to reach LGBTQ people with the love of Christ. Colon and Ruiz are also leaders in the Freedom March—a group of former LGBTQ people who march in major U.S. cities, proclaiming freedom in Christ and reaching out to the LGBTQ community. On September 14, Colon and Ruiz will be hosting a Freedom March in Orlando, just 10 minutes from the Pulse nightclub.
Recently, the two men shared their amazing stories with me on a podcast. The interview truly was one of the most gripping and inspirational interviews I’ve ever done. I’ve pulled several highlights so you can get a taste of what the podcast includes.