i have been a member of WHOSOEVER for sometime now. I happen to find it by looking up the church GARDEN OF GRACE UCC when my partner and I married in Nov.2005 by Pastor Andy Sidden. When I found WHOSOEVER I thought it was just wonderful! Helpful information, great articles, wonderful answers and scripture references dealing with same sex love. Rev. Chellew-Hodge is an awesome writer with a tickling gut laughing sense of humor. I love the fact that they have the whosoever rainbow fish groups for online support groups and networking. I have meet some of the greatest people through it. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!
I found Whosoever through the book "Bullet-proof Faith" I am a middleage Christian convert & was blown away by the book so I googled Candace's name & found her online ministry. I felt supported by the online community & the volunteers there.
I have been a member of Whosever.org for approximatley 8 years (I think). It is a great resource for Christian perspectives on current issues realted to GLBT concerns. The owner of the site and publisher of the e-zine is approachable and very understanding of the challenges of life related to GLBT issues. The e-zine provides articles authored by people from all walks of life which bring a freshness to each issue.
I came from a very conservative background (cross old Roman Catholic and Fundamentalist Baptist with Pentecostal). I found the website after I had come out and had started planning for my wedding (to my girlfriend). I had pretty much given up on finding a church to attend and other Christians to talk to. Whosoever was a blessing. I found the support I needed and may have found a church I can feel comfortable attending.
Wanting a place to go that was a "safe" haven to worship and praise God, I found Whosoever Ministries. In this world, gays and lesbians where gays and lesbians seem to be marginalized, we stand alone most of the time. We are shunned by our parents, left out by our peers for our belife systems, and put down by co-workers when we say, "I am Christian too." Many say, what a strange dicotomy did you say Christian? Yes, gay and proud, and Christian too! Willing to stand up for our rights, and willing to die for the Lord. Candy Jacobson
I have been a fan of Whosoever since it was a newsletter. I found out about them while I was active in leadership with ECWR. I continue to read their materials, the blogs and interact with the leaders. I regularly recommend their site to those I encounter who are struggling with the reconciliation of the faith and sexual orientation.
This organization helped to save my life by connecting me with safe GLBT Christians. I came out in the context of a fundamentalist Christian background and was treated like a criminal. My writings and reading others helped to bring necessary healing. I have also finished a book called, "The Rude Awakening" that I hope to get published soon so that others in the GLBT and allied community will have some sense of how some Christians respond to people who affirm non-heterosexuality. This organization helped me to return home to my faith and love for Jesus Christ and helped me to see how expansive the Love of God truly is. I also feel more equipped to respond to the rhetoric and fear of the Fundamentalists now and am able to pray for the very people who wounded me in my past.
We all need a place to read our stories. Sometime we have a need to write our story and share it with others. Whosoever.org is that kind of a place. I can read about the struggles and thoughts that others have had wrestling with faith and sexuality. I can share my own wrestling with the theology with them. Giving voice to our innermost thoughts and feelings related to our faith and sexuality is the blessing of Whosoever to all who come in contact with this organization.
Whosoever Ministries is wonderful. I love going to this site to experience God's love for all of us, including myself as a Lesbian. I love reading the articles in each issue. Thanks and God Bless you for being here for us.
It can be very lonely for a gay person as well as any GLTQ person who has been asked to leave a church or in my case a number of churches because I dare to admit to who and what I am. The answers to both who and what are simply ME! Whosoever's ministry has been an inspiration and and a lifeline to me when I felt deep despare and lonliness and a yearning for fellowship with other christians. Whosoever have introduced me to people over the net who have become friends and I have learnt not to be ashamed of myself because our heavenly Father loves me and like all people who accept Jesus as Lord I have become justified in the Fathers sight. Thanks Whosoever for your support