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It’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Jessi Zander

jessnbostonI was born and raised in a conservative southern baptist home where we went to church every time the doors were opened. Sunday mornings I volunteered in the nursery, Sunday nights I did the same, Wednesday nights I taught in the AWANA program and on Saturday work days I was there cleaning and watching the kids. So naturally I went to a Christian university and when I moved to Lynchburg, VA I attended a baptist church where I kept the same routine. I also went in the summer as a camp counselor for the 2nd graders. I always knew I was different but I was taught that it was a sin and that I would not be favored in the eyes of God. At the age of 25 I realized just how miserable I was trying to live life the way I was taught I should. I let go and prayed that God would show me what was truth. I met a girl that took me to an affirming church where it was okay to be a gay christian. I began to pray harder that God would show me the truth and that is when I met a woman named Samantha. She was very wise about scripture and showed me how the things I’d been taught weren’t accurate. God didn’t hate me because I was gay and that is all I needed to know! Samantha and I are now married and while our families are not on board our chosen family and friends are the best! I hope to be able to help other people realize that God made us who we are and loves us for it!

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  1. Jessi, thank you for sharing your story. Congratulations on your marriage.

  2. Hi Jessi. Thank you for sharing your story. Congrats to you on your marriage. God loves us because He knows us and accepts us as we are.

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