The ministry behind a powerful video of a woman explaining how God helped her move past her same-sex attraction has sparked no shortage of attention and controversy, including some disturbing death threats.
At the same time that Emily Thomes—the woman in the clip—is expecting a baby, Greg Sukert, one of the guys behind Anchored North, the ministry that posted the video, is now speaking out about the intensity of angst over Thomes’ testimony.
As Faithwire previously reported, Thomes explained in the now-viral video how she started dating a girl for the first time at age 15, how she was once engaged to a woman and how she previously lived the party life.
“If you were truly a Christian, you were on my side. If not, you were legalistic and needed to reread what God was really about,” Thomes said of her past views. “Judge not. God being love meant God was nice and and God was chill with what you were cool with. By 18, 19, 20 I was super wild and in serial relationships with women.”
Eventually, though, Thomes discovered the Gospel, changed her life and married a man.
While some saw the video as a powerful testimony of God’s ability to change hearts, Sukert told The Christian Post that the reaction on the other side has been quite intense.
One such threat posted to Facebook on Jan. 7 reads, “If I had the means, I would come there and kill every last one of you! You people make me f***ing sick with how you think and treat other people! I hope you, your family and your friends all die a slow painfull [sic] death!!!!”
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