aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Religion Today Blog Christian Blog and Commentary

Former Gay Activist Shares How He Came to Faith

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Feb 07
  • Comments

A man who was formerly an advocate for LGBT rights is now a champion of Christianity after he turned his life over to Christ.

Christian Today reports that David Bennett grew up in an agnostic home in Australia. Although he attended a conservative Christian school, he rejected Christianity and came out as gay when he was 14. He experienced discrimination as a gay man which led him to campaig for the rights of the LGBT community.

God had his hand on Bennett, however, and now, after being converted while in college by a Christian filmmaker he was interviewing, Bennett is involved in spreading the truth of Scripture.

He says he is especially inspired by Psalm 45:2 which says: Grace has anointed your lips.”

"I have always had this strong sense that God has called me to speak out, in a way that's loving but still truthful. That is the difficult part in this whole thing – what is Christian truth?” said Bennett who now works as a speaker with the Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics.

Bennett praised the Church of England’s recent decision to hold to biblical standards regarding same-sex marriage.

He is also writing a book about his conversion and how he is now involved in Christian ministry. Although Bennett says he is still gay, he has committed to celibacy and to ministering to others.


Photo courtesy:

Publication date: February 7, 2017