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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 (Fall/2018), Going Gay (2014), and the business book, Everything I Learned About Management I Learned From Having a Kindergartner (2012).

I'm a freelance writer on the confluence of religion, politics, and sexuality. My work has appeared in, among other outlets, Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, Fox News Radio, Vice News, and multiple radio shows and podcasts. I hold a graduate degree in education, where I focused my studies on cognition and transfo
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Doubting God’s existence is part of being human. While most of us blindly believed what we were taught, there were probably doubts in the backs of our minds when it came to unanswered prayers or disquieting thoughts. Nevertheless, we moved forward despite our feelings. When we face our doubts and start rationalizing beliefs with truth …


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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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