OH MY! Former Baptist Pastor Hid His Homosexuality, Married A Woman, Had 3 Children, Left Her & Found A Husband

OH MY! Former Baptist Pastor Hid His Homosexuality, Married A Woman, Had 3 Children, Left Her & Found A Husband

‘I loathed myself and my sin’: Former Baptist pastor who spent DECADES hiding his homosexuality and praying he would be ‘fixed’ shares how he finally learned to love himself – and found a husband

  • Joel Barrett, 52, grew up in a religious home and was taught that God hated homosexuals
  • He knew he was attracted to men for a young age and hated himself for it, and would frequently cry and pray for God to fix him
  • He married a woman and had three children with her while working as a minister
  • After one hook-up with a man who also turned out to be a pastor, he sought out conversion therapy, which didn’t work
  • He finally found the courage to accept who he is and divorced his wife
  • Now Joel has been in a relationship with a man for 13 years and his children are proud of him 

A former Baptist pastor has finally made peace with being gay — and found a husband — after spending decades hating himself and hiding his sexuality from his family and congregation.

Joel Barrett, 52, grew up in a very religious Baptist home where he was taught that God hated homosexuals — so for most of his life, he hid his attracted to men and even underwent conversion therapy in a last-ditch attempt to be ‘godly’.

He even married a woman, had children, and went into ex-gay therapy before ultimately learning to love himself and finding love with his husband-to-be.

The journey: Joel Barrett, 52, grew up in a religious home and was taught that God hated homosexuals, but as an adult he finally found peace with himself as a gay man

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