Singer/songwriter describes song chosen as 'anthem' for ex-homosexuals

Friday, October 25, 2013
 | 
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

The movement to gain rights for former homosexuals has adopted an anthem written, fittingly, by ex-homosexual Dennis Jernigan. 

Jernigan, who titles the song “Rise Up,” is a former homosexual who has been married for three decades and has nine children. He lives in Oklahoma. 

When ex-homosexual groups such as Voice of the Voiceless and PFOX asked Jernigan for an “ex-gay anthem,” the singer says that song “immediately came to mind.”

“When you think about it, it's a natural fit for what they're trying to accomplish,” says Jernigan.

Why a natural fit? Because “Rise Up” lets people know that former homosexuals are proof that hope for change for unwanted same-gender attractions is available through Christ.

Jernigan tells OneNewsNow the song is a message to the body of Christ as well.

"I hope to cause Christians especially to rise up and realize that just because times are dark, just because people have differing opinions, doesn't mean we are to stop standing for righteousness,” he says. “We're not to stop being salt. We're not to stop being light.”

He also wants to encourage the church to not settle for any identity “less than the one God has called me to, the one He created me to walk in.”

A video of the song was released at a dinner in D.C. for ex-homosexuals and supporters last month, which was “Ex-Gay Awareness Month.”

Related article:
Jernigan's Journey (The Baptist Messenger of Oklahoma)

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What's the strategy behind CAIR using 'Islamaphobia' against its enemies? (Choose all that apply)

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

  Obama judge blocks Mississippi religious freedom law
  Official: AG will accept prosecutor call on Clinton case
  AP source: Gingrich being vetted for Trump VP
UN body creates post on sexual orientation, gender identity
About 1.6M drop-outs from health law coverage this year
Obama quickly signs Puerto Rico financial rescue bill

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Disabled patient sues airport, TSA after bloody scuffle
Obama’s lies kill public’s trust
Forced diversity training backfires, claims Harvard study
Cafe told to remove 'God Bless America' banner
DHS whistleblower: Why Obama is 'so adamant to protect Islam'

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Youth declaration engineered for sex liberation values

The United Nations has rejected a youth declaration on social and moral issues.