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Tim Rymel

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I spent nearly 25 years as a fundamentalist, evangelical minister, including six years in leadership at what was once the world's oldest and most renowned "ex-gay" ministry. I am a conversion therapy survivor. My books include, Rethinking Everything - When Faith and Reality Don't Make Sense (2018), Going Gay (2014), and the business book, Everything I Learned About Management I Learned From Having a Kindergartner (2012). I've also written two e-books: Where Did My Religion Come From?: A Brief History of American Evangelical Christianity (2018) and 5 Facts About Conversion Therapy We Know For Sure (2018). And I contributed a chapter to the academic book, Negotiating Spiritual Violence in the Queer Community (2019).

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Why I’m Not an Atheist (or a Deist)

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A few years ago I spoke at a free thinkers meeting. I told the audience that I identified as a truth seeker and wasn’t ready to cut ties with the possibility that life wasn’t just a random chance. As I was wrapping up my talk an older gentleman shouted out, “Why don’t you just come …


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"Bought this book a while back, and watched the Netflix documentary about a month ago, so thought I should finally pick this up. I got through a few chapters, and finished reading the section where Talese visits Foos' motel and goes up into the attic " Read more of this review »
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I bought this book because I liked the documentary on NetFlix. But this was a case where the movie was better than the book. To be honest, the Voyeur's Motel was disgusting. Foos, as a character is interesting; his voyeurism is despicable. I got abou ...more
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“I’ve learned not to put energy into people who don’t accept me the way I am.”
Tim Rymel, Going Gay: My Journey from Evangelical Christian Minister to Self-acceptance, Love, Life, and Meaning

“We want people to know “God’s love,” but they sure better know if they don’t accept it - in all its beauty - they’ll go straight to hell. His”
Tim Rymel, Going Gay: My Journey from Evangelical Christian Minister to Self-acceptance, Love, Life, and Meaning

“Even at that time, I felt much of what came from the Family Research Council, the research institute from Focus on the Family, didn’t sit right. When they put out an article stating the average life span of a gay man was 44 years old, a seed of doubt was planted in my mind about the legitimacy of their study.”
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