Six men and six women claim in a new documentary, “Here’s My Heart: A Documentary of Surrendering to Freedom,” that they stopped being gay.
MJ Nixon, who claims to have stopped being gay six years ago, states in a trailer for the film “this is the story they didn’t want me to share.”
Nixon, who is behind the film, told The Activist Mommy that “story” that isn’t supposed to be told:
That freedom that a lot of people don’t believe. It’s like homosexuality is like the unforgivable sin or something. That’s what I try to come and share. Sin is sin, and whether it’s an alcoholic, whether it’s a fornicator, whether it’s an adulterous person, whether it’s homosexuality, we’ve all fallen short and we all need a Savior.
After comparing LGBT people to alcoholics and people who cheat on their spouses, Nixon said that she hopes the film will reach Christians who are tolerant of gay people:
What I have found is that one of the hardest groups to reach is the Christians who believe it is OK to live this lifestyle and love Jesus. I look at Romans 1:26 I cannot deny that this is unnatural. No matter how much I try to justify it, it’s unnatural. When God showed me the truth of His Word, it set me free. And I couldn’t look at it and say ‘no God, I wanna live the way I wanna live.
Nixon also hopes the film unite ex-gay Christians the same way the LGBT is unified:
The greatest thing about the LGBT community is that they understand is that the more unified they are, the louder their presence and their movement and their voice is. The Lord started showing me all these people that I knew in the different groups and communities that I’ve been a part of in the last six years since I’ve been saved. All these men and women who have powerful testimonies of only the power of God being able to set them free from being transgender, being bisexual, being homosexual.
He said, “you’re going to unify these people together and you’re going to share their testimonies and I’m going to give you a platform to share these testimonies so that you all can come together and be unified for Christ. And also to equip the body of Christ on how to minister more respectfully to the LBGT community.”